Microsoft Corporation Principal PM Manager in Redmond, Washington

Do you have a passion for delivering innovative experiences which are used by millions of people around the world every day? Do you have ideas for how Microsoft services and devices help our customers consume media and complete tasks? Do you want to be part of a team with a startup culture and pace inside Microsoft? Can you drive initiatives while amidst ambiguity and deliver on tight deadlines? The Microsoft News team, which delivers MSN, MSN Apps, Edge DHP/NTP experiences for Windows 10, is seeking a Principal Program Manager to drive a strategic initiative for the organization. You will be responsible for driving deeper partnership with Bing and own a set of projects that enable us to select and rank news content for our millions of users. You will work closely with engineering team and data scientists to define and refine ML models for content selection and ranking. You will also work closely with other partner teams to drive taxonomy, ranking, relevance and personalization of news content.

As a Principal Program Manager, you will own and drive the life cycle of new features from high level concept to operational delivery and beyond. You will work within a PM team helping define solutions & driving collaboration with internal and external partners and engineering. Day-to-day responsibilities range from creation / basic design of new product features through clear, robust specifications, driving them to delivery, communicating well with internal and external partner teams, and managing expectations appropriately. This is a high visibility role where you will be responsible for providing regular updates to VP and LT, so a great degree of exec maturity is required.

Our team is often compared to a startup culture, with fast paced decisions, rapid prototyping, innovative feature design and full of passionate people.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our partner teams in Bing, Microsoft News, Office, and across Microsoft to understand their uses for news content and priorities.

  • Generate product ideas, define requirements, and work closely with engineering teams to launch exciting new features across devices and web.

  • Help champion a customer-focused and data-driven culture that produces a great data platform to power innovative customer experiences.

  • Provide exemplary project leadership in an exceptionally challenging and rewarding environment.

  • Work with other internal and external teams to forge new partnerships that help contribute to our business.

  • Plan and lead project reviews with cross-organizational leadership.

  • Drive products from conception to delivery in production.

Qualifications

Qualifications :

  • Ability to be creative in solving problems taking into account technical details & limitations.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft PM practices.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated track record for successfully driving projects across multiple groups with heterogeneous release processes.

  • Ability to effectively influence groups outside of your direct management chain to achieve desired results.

Requirements:

  • 7+ Years’ experience in Program or Product Management.

  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or related engineering field.

  • Experience delivering software on multiple platforms strongly preferred.

  • Experience with service-oriented architectures a plus.

  • Experience with analytics, data mining, and AI/ML 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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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