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Program Manager 2


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

The Interactive eXperiences Platform (IXP) Team in Windows is responsible for the core Composition, Rendering and Input platforms that the UX of Windows and all Windows apps is built upon; from the Windows Start Menu, to Office, from Edge to your favorite Windows apps. We also own much of the Win32 API and infrastructure underlying all Windows features and apps. This team brought Touch to Windows, Precision Touchpads to Windows Laptops, and Windows Ink to the 2:1 device. We are now on a multi-year journey to revolutionize the Windows UX platform by delivering best interactive experiences, showcasing cutting-edge hardware.


We have a great opportunity for a Program Manager in our team to help define, design, plan, build major improvements to the Windows UX platform, and deliver future OS technologies and features via Project Reunion. You will help many parties learn and adopt our new platform innovations, including 1st party OS and application teams across Microsoft, as well as many 3rd party app vendors and developer communities. You will also incorporate issues, feedback, and asks into future improvements and technologies.

You will have experience in application development and a passion for software architecture and design. You will be naturally curious and interested in operating systems, application platforms and runtimes, and advancements in computer-related hardware. And you will be passionate about enabling developers to deliver exciting user experiences on Windows.

If this sounds like a great opportunity to leverage and expand your skills and experience, we can’t wait to hear from you!


  • Desired BA/BS in computer science or related technical discipline.
  • 2+ years program management or related experience in a technical area.
  • General knowledge of software technologies such as .NET, C++, web technologies, hardware, etc.
  • Passion for end-to-end product development, whether that’s working with customers, defining product strategy, designing mockups, coding, etc.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Successful track record of working collaboratively across multiple teams.

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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