Principal Program Manager


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


At Microsoft, our core mission is empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft Entra sits within our Security, Compliance, Identity and Management Division and is at the heart of the day-to-day technology experience for billions of humans globally, playing a critical part in enabling everyone to achieve more. Our suite of products powers everything from Windows to Office, Azure to Xbox. Microsoft Entra is a dynamic and inclusive team which cares deeply about our customer experience and works to solve extraordinarily complex problems at extreme scale. If that sounds fun, we would love to meet you!



Identity Platform seeks a Principal Program Manager to help our team tackle some of our most complex problems – our Platform team, of which you’d be a part, is charged with solutions which improve engineering and financial efficiencies, increasing availability of mission-critical services, delivering critical outcomes like expanding Entra’s suite of capabilities into new geographies. Collectively our programs have a large and enduring impact across the Entra organization.

We are looking for a well-rounded program manager with a proven ability to navigate stakeholders across the company with an ability to engage with business and technical leaders at all levels. You are an expert authority on managing projects and programs, navigating competing priorities, and guiding teams toward the finish line. Successful candidates will have a technical background, be detail driven and have excellent problem solving ability.

This opportunity reports to the Program Management lead for Entra expansion into new geographies. You will lead the efforts around expanding Entra’s suite of capabilities into new geographies.


Required Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years’ experience developing and running comprehensive program plans and driving execution according to the plans.
  • Two or more years of experience with the software development lifecycle from conception to delivery

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership in defining and tracking success criteria and performance metrics.
  • Track and report progress against program metrics
  • Have run programs which deliver technology outcomes. You know what it takes to build, operate, and evolve services which operate at high scale on cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience using data to understand progress and evaluating success.
  • Proven ability to lead and drive consensus across leadership, team, and organizational boundaries and to deliver outcomes – the scope of this role is company-wide.
  • Extensive experience influencing executive leadership and executive stakeholders.
  • Excellent communications skills, comfortable presenting to large audiences and customers.
  • A solid foundation in service-oriented and web-service technologies so that you can understand service interdependencies and drive toward technical solutions for multi-tiered systems
  • Prior experience working in the Identity and/or Security technology domains.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience

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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