Chief of Staff, Specialist Defense Team


Location: Arlington, Virginia, Dallas, Texas, Reston, Virginia, Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

The Microsoft Federal organization was established to address the unique mission, legal/regulatory requirements, and procurement rules and processes of the United States Government (USG). Microsoft Federal is committed to ensuring its resources – including appropriately qualified, experienced, and certified personnel (with necessary security clearances or otherwise) are available as needed to meet USG evolving needs. To that end, Microsoft embraces, as a mission-critical philosophy, flexibility in the recruiting, hiring, and workforce assignment of Microsoft Federal personnel. Microsoft Federal personnel can expect to serve in various roles in the Microsoft Federal organization during the course of their career to meet evolving USG needs, regardless of segment – Civilian, Defense, or intelligence community.


Business Operations

Manages the day-to-day running of the business including driving the rhythm of business (ROB) and collaboration across a variety of stakeholders within Microsoft
Works across account teams to coordinate and drive account planning and executive engagement
Helps lead key processes including forecasting, pipeline management, marketing engagement, business reviews, etc.
Works with other groups within Microsoft Federal and Microsoft globally to coordinate resources, share and learn best practices, engage partners and key stakeholders to drive impact
Organizational Health

Fosters a positive team culture and health by leading/supporting initiatives (e.g., hiring, onboarding, training, development, etc.)
Specialty Responsibilities

Drives cross-team projects as needed to meet the changing business environment and manage complex business needs
Leads executive-level communication with a variety of internal audiences
Designs and oversees the creation of foundational and storytelling content within the organization and may do so within the industry
Drives accountability for the team and organization in executing core business activities


Required/Minimum Qualifications

8+ years of sales, business program management, business operations, consulting, or equivalent experience

3+ years organizing and communicating with senior level executives.

Organizational skills to manage a busy workload and deliver projects on time
Ability to partner with cross-functional teams in a highly matrixed and global environment
Attention to detail and a relentless focus on execution
Excellent written and interpersonal communication
Ability to work with a variety of people across the organization, including senior leaders, individual contributors, and support staff
Ability to translate ideas into clear, high impact communications
Ability to be calm and maintain good judgment in fast-paced market
Ability to excel in an ambiguous environment and effectively triage several competing priorities
Experience in building effective business processes for diverse teams
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

US Citizenship:

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

Candidates selected for this position must comply with Federal Executive Order 14042 mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors receive the COVID-19 vaccine by being fully vaccinated before their date of hire, or work with Microsoft to receive an approved religious or medical accommodation

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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