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Principal Program Manager

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Microsoft Devices has an opening for a Principal Program Manager in the storage and memory subsystem for Surface. We're seeking a candidate who blends industry bleeding edge technical knowledge with a pragmatic yet collaborative leadership style as a program manager. This is a key hire into the Surface cross platform program management team who will have the opportunity to have immediate impact across the organization. Using your strong technical expertise, you'll be involved in critical portfolio level decisions for our organization and be driving day-to-day technical issue identification and resolution. You'll need to understand product details, understand technology capabilities and limitations, and be a key player to prioritize and handle stakeholder requests. Post launch product support is also required, as learnings from previous programs are a critical part of full cycle process improvement in our organization. You will be expected to lead process improvement initiatives as required to benefit Surface and Microsoft. You enjoy mentoring junior team members and sharing your expertise with fellow colleagues. You are especially good at bringing along junior members of the team and using your experience as a leader to coach them to higher levels of performance. You'll be working in a diverse and experienced cross functional team and will be working on challenging technical problems across multiple programs. You'll have responsibility to drive technical innovation both internally and externally to suppliers and other partners. It is expected that within a short period of time that you will be well known in the industry and that you will be well regarded by our suppliers and partners as a go-to technical expert within Microsoft Devices for Storage and Memory.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of storage and/or memory industry experience, preferably as a hands-on engineer. Relevant recent technical expertise is required.
  • 10+ years of embedded system, software, or technical program management experience
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% post-pandemic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Position is in Redmond, WA post-pandemic.

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Strong strategic leadership and analytical skills.
  • Experience with embedded system software development, especially at a system architectural level.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Held responsibility for the creation of functional specifications, project schedules and building plans to ensure on time delivery
  • Enthusiastic, attention to detail, results oriented, organized, motivated and self-driven.
  • Experience managing vendors, creating SOWs.
  • Experience with hardware design
  • An understanding of the Intel and/or ARM SOC architectures is strongly desired.

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.

Role & Opportunity:

  • Develop and maintain technical depth on existing and emerging storage and memory technologies for the entire Surface product line.
  • You will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of software and hardware, driving delivery of both current products as well as helping to define the future of our systems in Surface.
  • You will help balance upcoming releases and priorities as you drive the technical strategy, planning and delivery across products and report out regularly on status.
  • Drive a culture of innovation and experimentation throughout the team. You will have the opportunity to work with inside and outside Microsoft to develop solutions that work across multiple devices. This will require deep software knowledge as well as hardware considerations for multiple platforms.
  • Collaborate to develop best of breed solutions that are leverageable across multiple architectures and product generations.

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

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