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Microsoft Corporation PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MANAGER LEAD in Redmond, Washington

Do you have a passion for making developers across Microsoft more productive? Do you love the gratification of helping someone in Microsoft deliver great products? Do you love learning how the leading tech companies make their developers more productive? Want to build and evolve the tools and tech that enable developers to build, test, and deploy in minutes? If so, and you’d like to do this across 6,000+ engineers, come join the Cosine Developer Productivity team!

As a part of the Microsoft Cloud + AI division, the COSINE (Core Operating System & Intelligent Edge) organization delivers technologies and solutions for the Operating System platform foundation across Microsoft’s product lines. Whether it’s to power the 1+ Billion Windows 10 devices running in homes and businesses worldwide or to fueling the growth of highly scalable Azure Cloud and Windows Servers – we are the platform engine, critical in accomplishing the mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more!


Our team helps Developers creating Windows to be more productive by providing them services, tools and guidance. We are a fun tightly nit team who are super passionate about what we do and how we come together as team to do it. We deeply recognize that our team has one of the most leveraged Jobs at Microsoft. Small improvements in productivity of developers enable Microsoft in deliver far more valuable products to the Billion+ customers of ours, and we build on each others’ ideas to generate creative and novel ways to achieve our goals.

We’re looking for a strong Principal PM Lead who cares deeply about the culture of the feature team to create the best ideas together… someone who is passionate about engaging with customers to know their needs well and comfortable in the use of data to make decisions.


We'd love to talk to you, if you:

Are a passionate problem solver, who continuously strives to make things better

Enjoy wearing multiple hats and digging in to make things happen

Are equally comfortable articulating the big picture and refining the small details of a design

Are customer and data obsessed, always learning, and refining your features to deliver maximum business impact

Love pushing for clarity in communication and can explain large, complex systems, in simple-straightforward language

Have a strong drive to take a broad view on platform, thinking not only about the traditional topics of code and tools, but also in culture and needs of Developers.

Know how to balance passion and opinion with being a great team player

Required Qualifications:

You have 3+ years of people management experience

You are a genuine self-starter, who proactively identifies problems, proposes solutions and drives a team to address them

You are open-minded and continuously searching for “Why” behind the data being reported/observed

You are a change agent driving cultural change of your team

You are strong technically, with a track record of successfully designing and delivering solutions for complex technical problems

A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent discipline required

10+ years of experience designing and shipping high-quality software products

Strong written/verbal communication skills

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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