Principal Technical Program Manager

Microsoft

Location: Bellevue, Washington

Job Type: Full time

Posted

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- Reshma Saujani

We believe the modern workspace is underserved by the existing software solutions and we are building the new, truly modern collaboration and productivity hub for the workspace. Microsoft Teams is core to our vision for intelligent communications—bringing together conversations, meetings, files, Office apps, and third-party integrations—to provide a single hub for teamwork in Office 365. Teams is the fastest growing business application with an opportunity to impact 100M+ global users daily and 250M+ global users monthly. Its strong momentum has proven that teamwork is essential to the way work gets done today. As we build out these capabilities, Teams will evolve as the primary client for intelligent communications in Office 365.

Our team focuses on providing common software components used throughout the Teams ecosystem and Microsoft. This role includes the opportunity to build relationships and lead efforts across many teams as well as the challenge to dive deep and contribute to solving critical issues on the path to delivering new features. We are searching for a passionate and experienced Technical Program Manager to lead cross-team programs within and outside the Teams organization.

Responsibilities

  • You will work closely with software engineers, engineering managers, product managers, and TPMs across different teams to drive programs from ideation to launch leveraging established processes, tools, and communications mechanisms.
  • You are responsible to build the roadmap in alignment with business priorities and drive alignment across teams include leadership.
  • You are responsible for building and driving the schedule working with teams involved in the program, making appropriate tradeoffs to optimize for quality and time to market.
  • You own all communications of the program to internal, external and leadership teams. These include (and not limited to) status of the program on a regular basis, risks and the mitigations, changes to schedule.
  • You will work closely with product managers to make sure that features maximize value to customers.
  • You will work closely with the engineering teams to ensure that the right technical tradeoffs are being made, software practices and other processes are being followed, right priorities are being addressed, and progress is being made.
  • You will work with external teams to negotiate the incoming and outgoing dependencies. You act as the first point of contact to reduce randomizations to the engineering team.
  • You champion program management and Agile methodology skills.
  • You are always looking to come up with repeatable processes and looking to use continuous improvement methodologies to make the existing processes efficient.
  • You are evangelizing your team, and program across the org, building relationships and trust with partners, helping them leverage the components your team built to deliver their goals.

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of program management experience delivering end-user facing products and services
  • Strong project management, leadership, dependency management and cross-group collaboration skills with a proven track record of managing complex projects with many partners
  • Demonstrated experience across the entire product lifecycle – from competitive research, ideation, user centered design, specification, architecture, and the know-how required to lead the crew to realize team vision

Preferred:

  • Innate curiosity and ability to thrive in ambiguous and rapidly changing startup environment. Self-starters and innovators with a positive, collaborative can-do attitude and bias for action.
  • Ability to wear many hats and learn quickly, and collaborative leadership skills to lead a change in direction when needed

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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