Microsoft Corporation Senior Product Manager Independent Software Vendor Architect in Redmond, Washington
Security represents the most critical priorities for our customers in a world awash in digital threats, regulatory scrutiny, and estate complexity. Microsoft Security aspires to make the world a safer place for all. We want to reshape security and empower every user, customer, and developer with a security cloud that protects them with end-to-end, simplified solutions. The Microsoft Security organization accelerates Microsofts mission and bold ambitions to ensure that our company and industry is securing digital technology platforms, devices, and clouds in our customers heterogeneous environments, as well as ensuring the security of our own internal estate.
Within the larger Security Customer Experience Engineering (CXE) organization, our team builds strategic partnerships with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to close product gaps, enhance feature areas, and drive innovation. We find and unlock these opportunities by determining which industry leaders to invest in, ensuring product functionalities align, co-launching new technologies and scenarios, and creating a plan to scale adoption. We strive to increase Microsofts and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) product positioning with customers, competitors, and analysts.
We also leverage partnerships with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to influence our feature roadmap to ensure APIs are core to feature release, minimizing once-off custom integrations, thus ensuring faster adoption as well as a scalable support path.
If you have a passion for cybersecurity, customer/partner relationships, architecture, and product management We are hiring a Senior Product Manager - Independent Software Vendor Architect.
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Strategic Investment: Serve as an architecture point of contact into the Microsoft Security engineering teams for select ISVs and be responsible for delivering architecture workshops and design sessions. Collaborate with cross-organization partners to evaluate trade-offs and prioritize investments in alignment with company objectives. Guide roadmap prioritization to achieve success criteria and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
Customer-Centric Insights: Proactively anticipate customer needs and market opportunities through quantitative and qualitative analyses. Identify patterns across a portfolio of feature areas and define the impact and prioritization of challenges. Leverage data-driven insights to guide decision-making. You will deliver product specific Outside/In sessions through a formal feedback program, this provides our PM teams with an external perspective on their features vision, specifications, and architecture both for the ISV integrating and the customer using the relevant feature/integration.
Thought Leadership: Provide thought leadership within the team, addressing challenges and fostering a shared vision. Collaborate effectively to gain alignment and buy-in from group managers and other leaders. Rally the team around a common product direction.
End-to-End Vision: Collaborate closely with the Feature Product Managers, Business Development, and other customer focused architects to drive the end-to-end product vision. Advocate priorities and resources, working across divisional boundaries to ensure successful execution.
Cross-Functional Collaboration: Engage with cross-functional internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership and early adopting ISVs and Customers, to gather input and garner support for product vision, strategy, and roadmap. Work with Product Marketing, Business Planning, and Engineering to define product integration release criteria, customer acquisition strategies, and content creation. Strategize and lead the transition of ISV feature integrations from private preview to public preview and then to general availability.
Effective Communication: Communicate the product strategy to both internal and external audiences using various methods, including conference presentations and collaboration with partner organizations. Build consensus and alignment around the product vision.
Bachelors Degree AND 5+ years experience in product/service/project/program management or software development
OR equivalent experience.
3+ years of experience in technical roles within Data Security & Privacy, Security Operations, Threat Intelligence, including underlying security catalogue of APIs
1+ years technical delivery, service delivery, client management or managed service experience
3+ years of experience evaluating customers needs, requirements, and challenges, and communicating solutions (positioning, technology, value, priority) with those customers
- 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.
Knowledge of major cloud and productivity platforms as well as identity systems and related security concerns.
Knowledge ofoperating system internals, OS security mitigations, and security challenges in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and iOSplatforms.
Cross-group and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate business need for detection improvements.
Experience working with multiple stakeholders leading highly visible initiatives/products/projects at scale.
Experience with direct customer communication in a delivery service role.
Additional advanced technical degrees or cyber security certifications such as CISSP, OSCP, CEH, or GIAC certifications
Familiarity with Microsoft 365 products, such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Teams, Intune, and Entra ID
Experience with reporting, analytical, and dashboarding capabilities including Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, and Excel.
A strategic mindset and vision to anticipate future demands and competitive needs.
The ability to partner closely with both internal and external customers and partners (technical and non0technical).
Highly adaptable to change and comfortable pivoting in response to changing circumstances and ambiguous situations within a dynamic and fast-paced environment
Ability to deliver concise and fact-based communications, both verbal and written, and adapting style and level of information based on audience
Product Management IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.
Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay
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