Technical Program Manager


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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We are the Client Core Team. What do we do?

We are the base platform layer, the core of  the windows kernel, with a focus towards Windows client products. Partner teams build their technologies on top of our team's code base and rely on the integrity of our code base.

We're responsible for the lowest layers of the operating system:

where the processors and most core system hardware components interface with Windows

where the heart of power management occurs

where the most critical devices like storage and network engage the system

where the code lives to turn the whole system on in the first place

We’re looking for someone to join our team.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on features that advance the Windows platform to be more performant, scale better across the wide spectrum of Windows hardware and even consider new hardware scenarios. Our team has a number of dependent teams, internal and external, which allows you to work with a diverse set of individuals across Windows, Microsoft and the industry.

We work directly with hardware partners and OEMs to ensure that Windows can start and run the latest processors and chipsets coming down the pipe.  Members of our team work on the core firmware that ships in first party products.  Others work on the most critical of system components such as PCI, boot, and the hardware abstraction layer (HAL).  We also work with the industry on what new hardware or features are in the works on future silicon, and how we might best leverage those in future iterations of Windows.

What our team offers:

Teammates who are some of the best engineers in the world.

Opportunities to take on interesting technical challenges that directly impact the millions of customers that use Windows.

Incredible mentorship. We are looking to groom and grow the next set of leaders on our team.

Teammates that come from an array of diverse backgrounds and experiences who really love what they’re working on. You can look forward to friendly faces that are ready to help you get you up to speed.

Our team might be a good fit if:

You have a genuine passion and interest in the technical challenges our team tackles.

You are looking to commit to 3+ years at your next job.

You have a growth mindset (really, we mean it!) and are eager and ready to learn.

You care deeply about doing the right thing for your customers.

You are a team player that approaches communication and collaboration with empathy and compassion.

You have experience with hardware and/or C programming.

Both remote work and on-site candidates will be considered.



  • Collaborating with external and internal partner teams to drive clarity and ensure execution on parallel work streams and coordinating communication across partner teams.
  • Partnering with developers on our team to remove roadblocks and enabling them to complete their work efficiently. This could include being POC for your feature area and serving as the first gate for all partner team requests and inquiries.
  • Driving features from inception (based on customer and industry partner feedback) -> planning -> feature completion -> industry adoption.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 6+ years experience in engineering, product/technical program management, data analysis, or product development OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team projects.

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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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