Microsoft Corporation Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

Azure Cosmos DB ( ) is Microsoft’s next generation globally distributed, massively scalable, multi-model cloud database service. It is designed to enable developers to build planet-scale applications. Azure Cosmos DB is one of the fastest growing Azure services. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a very agile team and grow the next big business with Cosmos DB.

The Azure Cosmos DB team is seeking a highly motivated, talented and energetic Program Manager. How to tell if you’ll love this role: You are passionate about the space of data (the bigger the better) and cloud development, believing that data and cloud will change the world as we know it. You are a technologist, able to understand fundamental concepts in computer science and constraints and challenge non-fundamental ones. You are inspired by current and future customers’ use of data at scale and the potential it brings, and you have an undying need to change their lives for the better. You thrive on the day-to-day interaction with customers, collaboration with engineers and other product managers, reaching across team boundaries to make the right things happen. And, finally, with your strong ownership bias, you have an infectious desire to continually improve how things are done and get them done.


The ideal candidate will bring:

  • Excellent collaboration skills and a proven track record in managing complex dependencies

  • Ability to write code

  • Solid problem solving skills dealing with ambiguity

  • Customer empathy and experience in shipping customer facing solutions

  • Background or knowledge in distributed systems, database systems and storage is a strong plus

  • Expertise on data analytics or cloud computing is also desirable


The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • 3 years of software development and/or program management experience shipping services

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and/or MBA

  • Experience/deep technical knowledge of distributed systems, database systems such as MongoDB, Cassandra, DynamoDB and open-source software NoSQL and Big Data systems, etc. is 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.

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