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Microsoft Corporation Program Manager 2 in Redmond, Washington

Autonomous vehicles hold the promise of a safer, more productive, more sustainable future. 95% of vehicle accidents are attributable to human error, and autonomous vehicles can help significantly address the 1.35M deaths and 20-50M injuries every year worldwide.

At Azure, the autonomous driving team is creating the world’s best cloud-based, hyper-scale platform for the development and validation of autonomous vehicles. The team works with key mobility and transportation customers and technology partners to build an end-to-end solution for the development and continuous improvement of autonomous capabilities, spanning ADAS through L4/L5.

We are looking a Program Manager II with proven technical product management skills to build solutions that offer Big Compute, Big Data and AI platform by leveraging the best-in-class Azure Compute offerings like Azure Batch, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure CycleCompute and HPC.

The role will require deep technical knowledge, ability to write detailed functional specs, work across global stakeholders both internally in Microsoft and also engage directly with the customers and partner ecosystem to deliver on a comprehensive and integrated solution.


  • Work with customers and partner teams to identify scenarios and establish priorities

  • Lead product planning areas for E2E scenarios based on customer inputs and data insights

  • Define OKRs and establish and execute on plans for improving KRs

  • Partner with the development teams on scenarios, product tradeoffs, incremental value delivery

  • Create win-win engagements with partners across Azure and Microsoft to drive customer value

  • Present to customers; use customer and partner feedback to continuously improve the product

  • Take a structural approach in solving complex problems. Communicate to senior decision makers in a clear and compelling way.

  • Engage in stellar cross group collaboration, able to drive decisive action in partnership with others in a large and diverse organization and deliver results that depend on other divisions and partners.

  • Bonus if you have experience and passion for scaling large AI and inferencing jobs across a compute platform.

  • Bonus if you have experience in the development and validation of Perception stack used self-driving technology.


  • 2+ years of program management or software engineering experience shipping cloud products and high scale services

  • Domain expertise and experience in autonomous driving, ADAS, automotive or simulation products and markets is a significant advantage.

  • BA/BS or MS degree in computer science, engineering, or related disciplines

  • Independent, capable of making decision in an ambiguous environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and being resilient to changes.

  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and able to energize and motivate a high-energy team

  • Strong technical background and solid foundation in modern software engineering principle

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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