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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager - Azure Incubation & Innovation in Redmond, Washington

Are you looking to be a key part of one of Microsoft’s fastest-growing businesses? We have a great position for you!

Azure is at the center of enabling cloud computing for Microsoft services as well as our public cloud business. The Azure development team is responsible for the design, implementation, and delivery of Azure technologies, including Compute, Networking, Storage, High Performance Computing, Engineering Systems, and developer services such as Azure Functions.

This is a Principal Program Manager role in Azure's Chief Technology Officer's (ACTO) Incubations Team. The Azure Incubations team works on cutting-edge projects across all of Microsoft Azure. You will work with the team to identify and incubate strategic, high potential projects and technologies within the Azure eco-system and across the industry. This role focuses on developing serverless technologies, including application models, using DevOps practices and runtimes.


Responsibilities include incubating and managing projects from conception and inception through to productization. The team is dedicated to working with the industry and community open sourcing many of our projects. The role includes significant open-source community engagement, including project launches, facilitation of community contributions, and producing sample/example applications of incubated technologies.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for improving the state of the art in building and deploying applications. Strong analytical, interpersonal and written skills are required, as this candidate must be able to build bridges between groups, providing strong team, community, and industry leadership, including setting strategy. The candidate must be “hands on” with developer technologies including different programming languages and frameworks, along with an understanding of how to design enterprise scale services using microservice architectures and cloud native technologies. In this role you will work with customers to understand practical problems facing developers today, including working with data scientists, and solve those problems by building the next generation of application deployment technology.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of software development and DevOps experience, preferably specializing in distributed computing.

  • 3+ years of technical program management experience with cross-organizational impact.

  • Enterprise-level, hands on experience building and prototyping with various program languages and frameworks

  • Technical problem solving in collaboration with engineering teams

  • Experience with analyzing problems, authoring and producing technical and strategy whitepapers and presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with non-Microsoft platforms and technologies.

  • Familiarity with open source software systems and methodologies.

  • Experience with AI/ML technologies a strong plus.

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, 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. 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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