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Microsoft Corporation Technical Release Manager in Redmond, Washington

Do you want to be part of the team building the next generation of gaming technologies for Microsoft? Are you passionate about cloud computing, large scale distributed systems and bleeding edge technology at massive scale? Are you an experienced technology and business leader looking for opportunities for E2E Product Management?

The Microsoft Gaming Cloud team continues to be an industry leader in innovation by delivering products and services which will unify Microsoft’s gaming and entertainment experience in the cloud and enable customers with different gaming needs and preferences, so they can play whatever, whenever, with whomever, and on whatever device.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Program Manager to help us deliver the on this vision. The role includes:

  • Experience delivering and supporting large scale distributed systems and services

  • Demonstrated leadership and exceptional cross-team collaboration skills

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced dynamic environment with rapidly changing requirements

  • Define or evolve existing frameworks for release management activities such as flighting, feature tracking, app store submissions, defining flighting SLAs based on data analysis and more

  • Define and manage Product Releases, Major Milestones and Key Deliverables and coordination of release schedules and cross team release dependencies

  • Facilitate the definition and drive the completion of Release Criteria for major milestones

  • Provide Product status and release management activities cross team and to key stakeholders

  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality

  • Work closely with partner Release Managers to align release activities across the platform

  • Improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software

  • Contribute to program management and engineering leadership across the org

Qualifications

To succeed in this role, you should have strong technical and analytical skills, excellent cross-group collaboration and driving skills, a passion for partners and customers, and constantly striving to make data-driven decisions. You should also have a strong track record of delivery, preferably in a services environment. Finally, you should be able to demonstrate both creativity and the ability to deliver on new ideas.

  • 5+ years of technical program management experience shipping products and services

  • 3+ years of experience build large scale build systems, flighting and continuous integration/continuous delivery

  • Strong technical background and solid foundation in software or platform engineering principles

  • Strong cross-team collaboration skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

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

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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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