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Microsoft Corporation Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the team behind one of the World’s largest Cloud Infrastructures, responsible for powering all Microsoft online Products and Services as well as powering Microsoft’s “Cloud First” mission. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide, and we are looking for passionate, high energy program managers to help achieve that mission.

If you want to have fundamental impact on how Microsoft’s Cloud is deployed and operated globally, want to be involved with one of the most strategically important teams at Microsoft - this job is for you!

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Responsibilities

The Senior Scheduling Technical Specialist should be an expert user of MS Project and PowerBI platform. They will be the Team’s specialist for business intelligence and workflow automation on the Microsoft Power Platform, using scheduling data from the EPPM database. They will be a vital connection and orchestration point for a variety of technical resources, by orchestrating solutions with internal and external partners for automation and process improvement. This includes identifying and diagnosing technical and architectural blockers and helping pave the way for successful implementation.

This role coordinates with all segments and functional organizations to ensure the execution system is in alignment with the organizational processes and goals through the tactical management of the integrated master schedule. The scheduling duties are primarily to monitor, analyze, and provide direction on the general health, risks, and progress of the schedule. They will advise management of the status of work in progress, critical need by and delivery dates, and potential production problems to ensure that equipment, materials, services and personnel are provided as needed.

Finally, under general direction, this position is responsible for the management and execution of planning and development of the integrated master schedule, in support of major projects and programs across the portfolio. This role will be responsible for overseeing and managing portfolio and program level schedules, building detailed schedules from inception to completion. This will include the development of schedule mitigation strategies, reporting on schedule issues and critical tasks to management, analyzing schedule sensitivity and risk, alerting on issues and recommending solutions for schedule issues and high-risk areas. Likewise, the scheduler will prepare reports, interfaces with multiple groups to collect key schedule data, provide training and process documentation support.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualification:

  • 5 years of experience in the tool and and expert user of MS Project.

  • 2+ years of Data Analysis experience

Preferred Qualification:

  • Familiarity with CPM methodology

  • Familiar with PowerBI platform

  • Proven experience with developing PowerBI solutions

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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