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Microsoft Corporation Customer Experience Lead in Redmond, Washington

Customer Experience Engineering Lead, Redmond

The opportunity aroundedge devicesis huge and growing – there are already more connected things than people in the world!! These devices, ranging from tiny MCU-basedsensor devices to powerful datacenter class servers, haveaprofound impactonour daily lives; from how we live, how we work, how we learn and how we connect.This growth continues to accelerate inapost-COVID world, with many of our customers and partners looking to accelerate their edge device implementations to find new ways to continue to conduct their business.

TheMicrosoft Azure Edge Devices (AED) teamis chartered with building devices and experiences that help our ecosystem of partners and customers leverage Azure to accelerate their creation and adoption of the next generation of connected, intelligent, and autonomous edge solutions. We work across a wide range of industries, partner types, device form factors, and service technologies to enable new application scenarios, provide in-depth business insights and safeguard the security and privacy of our customer/partners data.

We are looking for a leader who thrives on working in a rewarding andfast paced start-up likeenvironment andhas a track record of leading innovative and impactful teams tocreate and lead our Customer Experience Engineering organization.The main objective of this organization will be to validate that the productsbuiltby the Azure Edge Devices team aredesigned forthe right set of customer experiences and are built in a way that truly addresses the most impactful customer pain points and opportunities. Your team will partner closely with the AEDengineering, product management, and program managementteams to identify risks to customer experiencesand product qualitythroughoutthe entire development lifecycle, with a goal to address issues as early in the product cycle as possible.


In this role you will recruit and hire a team ofprogram managers,engineersand data scientistswho have a proven track record of delivering V1 solutions that span hardware, firmware, and services.The teamshould be comfortable with the product/solution design and driving execution withinAEDand across partner teams.You andyourteam will be responsible for thefollowingareas:

Drive End-to-End Product Validation

  • Definethe product experiencequalitybar, gates, and measurement activities requiredtodevelop andbringourproductsto market.

  • Create and manage a framework for early experimentation. Work in collaboration withthe Product Managementand Design teamsduring the creation of productrequirements to design andimplementearly prototyping and validation for planned products.

  • Establish and runbothMSFT-internal and customer-facing programs to validate HW/service quality and value “as built” (manual integration/experiences validation,selfhostandcustomer preview validation,etc.).

  • Create and manage frameworks for ongoing data-driven product validation (i.e. experimentation platform and a/b testing frameworks).

Build Test Automation& Infrastructure

  • CollaboratewiththeDevelopment teamto create test automation to validate 1P products &services.

  • Provide test automation products & programs to 3P Device & Solution builders to support/accelerate their creationof high-quality “Azure Certified Devices/Solutions.”

BuildTelemetry &Analytics Infrastructure

  • Develop and analyze device/service telemetry to identify usage patterns and identify quality issues.

  • Gather Telemetry from existing product sources to help validate/invalidate product direction. Tell the story about what the customer is DOING today with our products.

  • Establish prioritized product recommendationsbased on ability to identifycustomers / partnerswith the need for targeted hardware and software experiences.



  • Outstanding customer obsessionand empathy for users.

  • Minimum of 10 years ofapplicableexperience in a technology-based product development role.

  • Proficient leadership skills demonstrated through the management of extensive global engineering and related teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc or higher inSoftware,Computer Engineeringor equivalent required, MSc or PhD is highly desirable.

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to clearly articulate and share your vision, ideas and plans with colleagues and to be able to deal constructively with opposing views or opinions.

  • Experience working with Design teams and designers.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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, genderidentity 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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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