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Director, NPI Hardware Program Management

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: September 13, 2020

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Job number 835092

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Profession Hardware Engineering

Role type People Manager

Employment type Full-Time

Do you want to be at the forefront of innovating the latest hardware designs to propel Microsoft’s cloud growth? Are you seeking a unique career opportunity that combines both technical capabilities, cross team collaboration, with business insight and strategy? Join our Hardware Strategy and Planning (HSP) team within Microsoft’s Azure Hardware Systems & Infrastructure (AHSI) organization and be a part of the organization behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission.

As Director of NPI Hardware Program Management you will lead a team of highly motivated program managers delivering next generation technology to our Microsoft Business Partners. These businesses include Microsoft Azure, Bing, Exchange, XBOX and SharePoint. You will have the opportunity to impact these businesses in bringing new technology to market. As Microsoft's cloud business continues to grow the ability to deploy new hardware infrastructure on time, with high quality and in high volume is of paramount importance. The primary objective of this team is to drive alignment and enable partners across engineering, operations, and supply chain teams to effectively plan, produce, and ramp to volume production.

Responsibilities Create and implement a technical program management team structure which is chartered to manage and lead new server designs through the product lifecycle (from concept, through design pilot and mass production launch)

Lead and inspire an organization of 10+ technical program managers in a rapidly evolving business environment. Hold the team and individuals accountable for results and recognize appropriately.

Ensure aggressive NPI hardware development schedules are put in place & collaborate across organizations to achieve scheduled milestones.

Communicate program updates to broad audiences, up through Corporate Vice President level.

Foster relationships with engineering business partners to identify/influence new server technology roadmaps.

Assign program management resources to optimize impact to Microsoft.

Ensure Microsoft processes to launch new hardware into Microsoft Data Centers are followed. Identify opportunities to drive improvement in current processes and be a thought leader for enabling process efficiency and champion ideas for change.

Drive cross-functional alignment, generating clarity and partnering with peer organizations to remove barriers inhibiting efficient server platform launch.

Coach and provide development opportunities to help enable career development & growth for technical program managers on the team.

Serve as the escalation point for server platform development schedule or technical challenges which require support across organizations to drive to a successful resolution

Qualifications Qualifications:

Recognized as a strategic thinker with significant experience in server technology and/or technical program management.

Ability to effectively and communicate and collaborate across internal organizations to drive the right decisions for Microsoft.

Oversee the establishment of performance metrics and builds reliability into NPI process design by proposing improvements.

Able to effectively manage constructive conflict, resulting in improved team communication, and an exploration of all points of view.

Communicate program management vision and strategies for outstanding business results, including reducing end to end hardware development process latency.

Facilitate an environment of inclusion that leverages diverse perspectives and talent, to better represent and understand our global customers.

Work independently to manage competing priorities simultaneously

Effectively lead cross-organizational meetings to lead teams to consensus and/or decisions to maintain project schedules

Exhibit sound judgment in terms of balancing cost and risk

Ability to effectively communicate with and present to all levels of Microsoft management, up through CVP level.

Build a diverse team with capabilities needed to achieve current and future business objectives. Balance the development of existing employees while bringing in new external and internal talent.

Serves as a role model by demonstrating personal commitment to technical advancement. Guilds the organization to deliver high-quality and innovative products.

12+ years’ experience working in high technology related field, with server manufacturing related experience preferred.

7 or more years of hardware/technical program management experience, or leading hardware program management teams. Preferred but not required that candidate have experience working directly with server hardware in a technical or supply chain capacity.

5 or more years of leading team(s) as a direct manager. Previous track record of employee development and supporting employee career growth

Basic understanding of technologies used within server architecture.

Previous demonstrated ability leading complex technical programs/projects across organizations.

Previous accountability to represent project management and communicate at senior leadership levels.

Understanding of server manufacturing process desired

Experience required:

Bachelor's degree (preferred BS) required.

MBA (desired) in Operations Management, Program Management, Business, Supply Chain, or related technology equivalent industry experience

Direct technical program management experience or engineering experience in server technologies required

Supply chain management experience is a plus

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 .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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