Microsoft Corporation Principal Product Manager in Redmond, Washington
Azure Data Services is the Microsoft organization that delivers industry-leading, intelligent, cloud services that span 36 regions across the world. Some of best-known products are SQL Database, Azure Purview, Azure Synapse, CosmosDB, Power BI, HDInsight, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Databricks, SQL Datawarehouse, Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, Cognitive Search, Azure Purview and Azure Synapse Analytics. We are meeting the stringent needs of mission-critical applications run by our most demanding customers. The scale of the challenge is enormous; we have millions of databases serving billions of requests, over exabytes of storage, across most of the world. If you want to be part of one of the biggest data projects in the world, if you enjoy being customer-focused and enjoy problems of data analysis and thoughtful approaches to problem solving, join us.
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The Azure Database Platform team is seeking an experienced and customer-focused Product Manager with experience working in or with SaaS ISVs to help drive the next generation database platform to better support this unique customer segment. The database platform is seeking to tailor capabilities to the needs of both cloud native and modernizing applications in the SaaS space, looking particularly to solve their unique problems in the area of scale, observability, tenancy models, isolation, COGS management, security, compliance, and platform usability.
As a senior member of this team, you will be working closely with customers and with engineering to document detailed requirements and drive execution toward rapid releases with a lean startup mind when it comes to experimentation and learning.
In the course of a given week you can expect to:
Leadproduct definition of a completely new service on Azure targeted towards application developers and to simply the database experience.
Participate in design and delivery in collaboration with design, engineering, and your peers in product management
Maintain a robust understanding of the SaaS ISV space, including competitive offerings
Engage with and deeply understand the platform requirements of high scale customers and translate these needs into the technical requirements for a first class public cloud offering
Work across a number of database platforms including SQL, Cosmos, MySQL, and PostgreSQL, engaging in conversations with customers and stakeholders at all levels
Bring clarity to product prioritization and strategy discussions and collaborate across teams to build consensus
Analyze product telemetry and survey data to provide insights to the product team
Drive growth hacking initiatives both as an individual and as a leader, teaching others to think in a data driven manner
We are looking for candidates who:
Are passionate about contributing to a healthy, inclusive, and respectful culture within the team
Have a sincere interest in improving the experience for users of all backgrounds and abilities
Are interested in the inner workings of the database platform and how improvements to offerings at every level can accrue to the needs of commercial customers
Feel comfortable working on a highly technical product
Have the ability to work with engineering teams to design and deliver capabilities using agile methodologies
Bring a growth mindset, feeling excited and empowered by the notion of learning quickly in a fast moving yet supportive environment
Will drive customer feedback and requirements back into our platform, effectively advocating in order to push our platform forward
8years experience and familiarity with relational and/or NoSQL databases and their use cases
4 year experience delivering services and/or shipping products in a commercial SaaS software settingin a product, operational, or engineering role
4years experience as a product manager working on projects that include cross team collaboration
Outstanding written, verbal, and visual communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences
Good understanding of contemporary database operational and security considerations
Ability to translate business requirements and scenarios into products and services, ability to deliver results in an environment of ambiguity
Stellar cross group collaboration, able to drive decisive action in partnership with others in a large organization and deliver results that depend on other divisions and external partners
Ability to work independently in highly ambiguous environments, with both technical and business groups internally and externallyAbility to prioritize work according to both customer value and business objective
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