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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

Principal PM

The Office Media Group (OMG) has a simple vision – to empower all Microsoft 365 customers to achieve more with media. Building and maintaining strong connections across location and time is critical in the world we live in, and the emotional power of media – video, audio, and photos – makes it perfect for fostering personal connections and sharing information.

About the Role

Our team is looking for a Principal Program Manager to deliver best-in-class video experiences on the web. In particular, we want to unlock the power of video as "the next Office document type" by making video just as easy to create, edit, review, share, and reuse as docs, decks, and spreadsheets. We'll start by making it simple and enticing to create video with approachable tools for recording your screen, camera, microphone, or all of these at once. Straightforward and intelligent edits at the moment of capture and later on, across mobile and web, will make it easy to take any recording, edit it, and make it a rich "document" (for example, adding transcripts, chapters, doc links, quizzes, and more).

We need an experienced PM to help us define and deliver a new strategy that considers customer needs, business opportunity, and the E+D-wide "Modern video" strategy. This role will have a mix of long-term initiative ownership as well as responsibility to organize, spec, and drive investments within our tight-knit, highly-collaborative team of PMs, Designers, Engineers, Data Analysts, and Researchers. You'll need to build tight partnerships with teams across Office and OneDrive/SharePoint, and you'll have impact and exposure at all levels of our organization.

About the Team

Everyone in OMG plays an active role in defining and living our three team cultural values:

  1. Be friendly, helpful, and collaborative -- Seeking out different perspectives, taking the time to help others, celebrating successes, and learning from failures ensure each team member grows and excels

  2. Ship a quality product with features that customers love -- Deep customer understanding fuels every step of our planning and ensures we imagine, build, and ship products that meet the needs of and delight our customers

  3. Seek to improve how we work -- We strive to give and receive feedback in an open and respectful way and to be rigorous in improving our processes to create a happy and productive work environment

OMGis a global team, with officesin four countries and team members who live all around the world. We’recommitted to each team member feeling connected, regardless of where they work and live.



  • Partner closely with peers and leaders in OMG and across E+D to define and communicate a multi-year strategy and iterative release plan

  • Deeply understand customers and competitors, and use that knowledge to define solutions that solve real problems and create real delight

  • Build excellent, collaborative relationships with peers & partners across OMG, Office, and ODSP

  • Define and monitor success criteria and product health metrics

  • Lead a multi-discipline feature crew to deliver high-quality shipping code

  • Track and report on the execution of all product deliverables.



  • 6+ years experience as a technical Program or Product Manager

  • Proven record of product leadership with an ability to influence and drive execution across cross-functional teams, embracing challenges and persisting in the face of setback.

  • History of establishing credibility with executives as well as technical and non-technical team members.

  • Leadership skills and a dedication to leading by example

  • Excellent project management, collaboration, and communication skills

  • A history of working comfortably and confidently through ambiguity

  • Demonstrated commitment to identifying and solving problems for your team and customer.

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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