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Microsoft Corporation Senior Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

Does protecting over 1 billion people and making the world a safer place sound exciting? Do you want to help protect customers and the Microsoft cloud from emerging threats to privacy and security? This may be the opportunity for you. The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) seeks an experienced program manager to drive and evolve Microsoft’s company-wide security release, like Patch Tuesday, to deliver authoritative and actionable security data to empower customers to patch the products and services they use and better manage security risk.

As the company accelerates our transformation in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the MSRC. We strive to always serve our customers at the highest-level while being constantly agile and adopting a growth mindset mentality that will transform Microsoft.


  • Help shape the strategic direction of Microsoft's security release program to deliver authoritative and actionable security update data and empower customers to better manage security risks

  • Lead and manage the security release process with stakeholders across the company to deliver monthly Patch Tuesday security updates and other regular and out-of-band security releases.

  • Develop, monitor, and analyze key performance data to identify and deliver security release process improvement and automation

  • Develop and analyze customer feedback channels to identify and deliver improvements in security release content and delivery channels for customer audience segments.

Our team focuses on diversity of all types in candidates for our roles and we strive to hire people with different experiences and perspectives into our team. To that end, we know that no candidate has every desired skill and experience, but it all of us together which make our team strong.

We support the following values:

  • Diversity of experience and background

  • Growth mindset

  • Willingness to take action

  • Ability to work independently, but a preference for working as part of a team

  • Ability to anticipate challenges and create an action plan

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively in ambiguous situations and respond favorably to change

  • Able to achieve cross-team objectives across teams and organizations


Required Qualifications: 3+ years of experience in product or program management in a technology-related field (e.g. cybersecurity, IT administration, gaming, software or hardware development, biotechnology, policy, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience receiving managing security updates, for example as a as a system, network, IT administrator, developer, or product/program manager.

  • Ability to develop scalable and repeatable strategic processes and identify creative ways to improve upon existing operations.

  • Ability to help, educate, and influence stakeholders in situations with high levels of ambiguity and tight deadlines.

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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