Senior Business Manager


Location: Austin, Texas, Portland, Oregon, Redmond, Washington, Sunnyvale, California, Washington, District of Columbia

Job Type: Full time


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

The team behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure is looking for a Senior Business Manager. The team is responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission. From cloud game streaming to data services, the hardware we design is fundamentally changing the data center and contributing to the success of millions of customers.

The Senior Business Manager is a key member of the team and an extension of the leadership team. The role requires someone who has a strategic, business mindset and a bias for action; thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; and easily partners successfully with a wide group of stakeholders, from senior leaders to individual contributors and support staff.

You will partner across the organization, HR, administration, finance, and other teams to help us effectively and efficiently operate a complex and diverse organization.

Successful candidates should have a proven capability for business program management, organizational skills, culture and change management experience and an ability to execute in a fast-paced and ever-evolving environment.

Come join this exciting and growing team on our monumental evolution of Azure cloud hardware and Microsoft! 



  • Drive the development and execution of the rhythm of business (ROB) including business reviews, planning processes, resource management, budget forecasting, staff meetings, cross-organizational business reporting, etc. to help the business run smoothly and effectively
  • Lead and orchestrate planning and fiscal year priorities process in partnership with the leadership team
  • Drive communication of key team goals and priorities
  • Develop and lead process improvement projects that support culture initiatives such as hiring and onboarding
  • Execute business plans to ensure continuation of business operations
  • Set best practices for business operations planning and execution across the organization
  • Lead and execute org wide strategic initiatives/ change management projects
  • Partner with other stakeholders within the team and Azure organization to manage and drive special projects


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of business management, business operations, consulting, or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field. MBA preferred.
  • Experience working with engineering teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with strong financial and analytical skills
  • Excellent written, interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to simplify complex business and technology topics
  • Strong attention to detail, passion for strategic thinking and problem solving, and ability to deliver rich business insights to drive business decisions
  • Ability to work with a variety of people across the organization, including senior leaders, individual contributors, and support staff
  • Ability to maintain good judgment in fast-paced environments
  • Ability to excel in an ambiguous environment and effectively triage several competing priorities
  • Work independently to balance multiple tasks and competing priorities simultaneously

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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