Microsoft Corporation SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER in Issaquah, Washington

Microsoft’s Core Services Engineering & Operations (CSEO) organization is for those IT professionals and business technology professionals who want to be strategic partners to the business and be the first place to create innovative solutions using all of Microsoft’s products and services. Microsoft CSEO provides career growth opportunities, and a rewarding and flexible work environment so you can better integrate professional and personal life. Unlike other IT organizations, Microsoft CSEO employees make global impact on thousands of customers and thousands of employees who use Microsoft software and services.

Do you want to change the IT landscape at Microsoft? Come work for Enterprise Application Services (EAS) and help shape the future of ERP at Microsoft. EAS is accountable for Microsoft’s ERP utilizing SAP, Dynamics CRM and Dynamics AX. EAS is seeking a Senior Program Manager Lead to manage a team of Program Manager’s in support of EAS’s strategy and delivery commitments. The Senior Program Manager Lead is accountable for supporting the EAS Program Management strategy and delivery via leading a team of Program Manager’s.

This position carries both manager and individual contributor responsibilities. The Senior Program Manager Lead is responsible for ensuring that their staff are forecasted and assigned to the most strategic projects within EAS. This role is also responsible for ensuring that Microsoft retains the appropriate IP and operates within a global site strategy. Another function of this role is to provide coaching and career development activities in order to develop and grow the program manager’s reporting into the Senior Program Manager Lead.

The Senior Program Manager Lead is a critical part of the program management discipline and represents a direct line coaching and career development connection with the individual contributors.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Assign FTE’s to strategic projects & ensure appropriate standards are followed

• Responsible for the adherence to SDLC / ITLC processes

• Responsible to execute against the worldwide site strategy for Program Management

• People Management Responsibilities; coaching, career development, forecasting, staff, etc.

• Individual Contributor responsibilities in line with Program Management

Minimum Requirements:

• 5+ years of previous Program Management experience

• 3+ years of Team Lead experience

• A strong understanding of software lifecycle methodology and information systems development and support

• Excellent understanding of Program Management practices

• Strong cross group collaboration abilities

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong ability to succeed in ambiguous environment

• Sound problem resolution, judgment, negotiating, and decision-making skills

• Attention to detail

• Must have ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making

• An B.S. degree in Business or equivalent experience

Preferred Requirements:

• 3+ years of ERP (e.g. SAP) package software experience with large scale implementation for enterprise business’s

• Experience leading teams within a global delivery model

• Strong Microsoft delivery background PMP Certification

• Experience with ERP solutions; SAP, Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM Previous Experience with Microsoft Technologies; SQL Server, IIS, BizTalk, C#

• Experience with a variety of SDLC methodologies such as: Waterfall, RUP, SCRUM, or other agile methodologies

• Enterprise IT experience, preferably with ERP

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com. Information technology (IT) & operations