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Principal Program Manager

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to lead Microsoft into the future as the shining enterprise example for security done right? Are you passionate about making sure Microsoft's security posture stays well out in front of its reputation and market value?

The mission of Microsoft Digital is to power, protect, and transform Microsoft as the voice of our digital transition in the market. As part of Microsoft's Cloud + AI Group, we are responsible for building, managing, and securing the platform, products, processes, and services that powers Microsoft. We build, maintain, and implement a cloud-first approach to our technology and experiences, from custom-built business solutions developing our campus of the future and our productivity and collaboration experiences like Teams and SharePoint, to horizontal 3rd party solutions like SAP and Adobe. As a steward of Microsoft and our customer's data, a core function of Microsoft Digital is ensuring the security of every aspect of the business. Microsoft Digital is responsible for company-wide information security and compliance, with a strategic focus on information protection, assessment, awareness, governance, and enterprise business continuity. Microsoft Digital's charter is also to influence and work alongside engineers across the company and with strategic partners to build and grow their cloud products and services. As customer zero, we deploy these services inside Microsoft and then share best practices with enterprise customers at scale across the globe. We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more!

Culture eats strategy for breakfast! Microsoft's Digital Security & Resilience division is leading the industry to protect our company and customers. We have a team chartered in the office of the CTO to drive both the security strategy as well as ensure that the solutions delivered meet our high bar of capability and productivity. One key component of this strategy is to ensure that the culture at Microsoft is adapting as fast as the strategy is. If you are an experienced Program Manager, passionate about improving culture, seeking to work with both feature development teams as well as operational security experts, we need your help! Come join us as a Principal Program Manager on a super exciting, fast paced, teamwork oriented crew, where the work has never been more critical and relevant.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Design, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience is required
  • 10 years' minimum experience in Program Management or Software Design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of information security experience
  • 10+ years in product development/building features.
  • Experience driving security design requirements across multiple teams and products
  • The ability to analyze problems and make appropriate decisions quickly
  • Ability to drive large, complex programs and solutions, in ambiguous situations.
  • Strong written & verbal communication and presentation, especially to executive audiences


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.

  • Participate on the team that is leading the key security metrics for the company through company wide Security Fundamentals
  • Help security teams across the company by defining the bar, any variance that is acceptable, and the criteria for such variance
  • Reaching consensus on the work and ensuring that the GC tracking mechanisms are complete and provide full coverage
  • Work directly with a team of software engineers with data science support to determine how much telemetry must be normalized, and drive development of this pipeline
  • Surface insights to engineering teams, leadership, and Microsoft senior leadership team, as needed, to update and influence

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond , Principal Program Manager, Other , Redmond, Washington

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