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Microsoft Corporation Principal Product Manager in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft 365 (M365 ) is the fastest growing cloud services business in Microsoft. M365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communications and collaboration products like Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive and Skype with the desktop suite of Office products in an always up-to-date integrated service offering. Since its launch, the service has made it easier for millions of information workers across the world in small, medium, and large enterprises to use the best of Microsofts business productivity solutions via the cloud. The service now extends the same capability to consumer communication and collaboration products.

Are you passionate about cutting edge cloud technologies? Are you someone who is deeply interested in sustainability? Do you get excited about making our cloud services work more efficiently and help save the planet? Are you passionate about building resilient, performant services. Are you an experienced product manager leader looking for an opportunity to have outsized impact across multiple products?

If yes, the M365 Core Platform team is just the place for you. We are looking for an experienced Principal Product Manager who would drive next generation designs to build efficient, performant, resilient services. This position will bring in a balanced set of incubation, design, growth engineering, data informed decision making, customer focus, partner engagement, and execution skills. The position requires you to work with product leaders and architects across the company, has executive exposure, and has and has unlimited opportunities for growth and impact. An ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

CollaborateBuild and grow the brain trust of experts on performance, efficiency, sustainability, resilience across the company. Strive to understand the motivations and goals of the teams were working with and work towards a better solution together.

Innovate Care deeply about Cloud Technology, sustainability, costs, efficiencies of the critical 5-9s service we are running. Be excited about making major changes to the service to improve Quality of Service (QoS). Drive technology innovations and optimizations for achieving higher utilization and scale.

Guide Define the business goals for the team then create and execute on a plan to meet those goals. Build a vision for changing the underlying technology of the service and guide the team through landing it.

Coach Mentor Individial Contributors on the team to help them to do their best work. Model being an excellent product manager.

Location: By applying to this U.S. based position, while remote work is possible, relocation does not apply/is not provided for the role.


You will be the product manager that helps drive M365s investments in areas of Cloud Computing, Efficiency, Performance & Resilience

  • Help set product & technical vision and strategy for systems to help developers build efficient, performant & resilient services.

  • Translate business requirements into a strategy for systems solutions

  • Set up durable partnerships with other products, Finance and engineering groups across Office and Azure to drive execution and demonstrate end to end ownership of complex, cross group projects to successful completion

  • Influence partner teams, get alignment on technology direction and the steps to achieve them

  • Mentor the Individual Contributors on the team

Ideal candidate will

  • Have passion for Quality of Service (QoS) resilience, performance & efficiency.

  • Be able to build vision and roadmap for complex areas

  • Establish excellent network of partnerships with technical architects across the company

  • Be able to learn quickly with a growth mindset


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree AND 8+ years experience in product/service/project/program management or software development

o OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience and shipping products in a tech company

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with technical proficiency and strategic thinking

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to drive for results and influence for impact

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and adapt quickly to new technology and processes

  • Knowledge of Cloud service fabric, including hardware

  • Knowledge on Cloud COGS (Cost Of Goods Sold), efficiency

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes

  • Familiarity with Data Science/Machine Learning a plus

Product Management IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .