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MICROSOFT CORP Program Manager 2 [EGF306733.3] in Redmond, Washington

Coordinate program development of computer software applications, systems or services, working with development and product planning teams. Write functional specifications and apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, or mathematical analysis. Areas of responsibility span the product life cycle and include owning or contributing to the vision and strategy creation for the product or service, designing all areas of the product or service, and managing implementation to support the product or service release. Also responsible for overall communication within the team, with other business groups, and with customers and partners. Work autonomously on a specific software feature area or component, contributing broadly to product development and demonstrating characteristics of emerging technical leadership. Understand the overall product vision in order to align priorities for his or her software features or components. Understand customer and/or partner needs in order to create specifications, designs, or plans for software feature areas or projects. Remove obstacles and lead consensus across software feature areas or projects. May be assigned to various projects that utilize the required skills to deploy successful product or services releases, from early product definition and scoping to detailed specification, implementation and roll-out phases. Minimum Requirements: -Education: Bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Business Administration, Business or a related field. - 36 months software-related, centralized and coordinated program/project management experience, or experience in designing, developing and releasing software products or services utilizing C, C++, C# or other high-level programming language. -This position also requires Education or Experience in: Coordinating program development of computer software applications/systems/services from design through product release; Managing software or business processes for operations, systems, projects, tools or policies; Identifying business needs and defining features/requirements to satisfy those needs; Developing metrics and performing data analysis on customer satisfaction, and key performance indicators for products; Communications skills and the ability to collaborate across groups and organizations; Simplifying and clarifying technical requirements for engineers and leadership; and Defining and maintaining a projects schedule for cross-team collaboration between engineering, research, user experience, and dependant component teams. Multiple job openings. Qualified candidates must meet the minimum requirements for the position. To apply, submit your resume at the following URL: Microsoft Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. EGF306733.3