Microsoft is a leader in the design of world class devices and ground-breaking hardware that entertains customers and unleashes innovation. We are looking for a Principal Program Manager to join our Sensors team to lead and manage development of components for our next generation devices. The candidate must be highly motivated and a self-starter who will thrive in this fast-paced technical environment. We are a growing team working in a startup environment on redefining experiences with epic technology innovation. We will continue to turn our ground-breaking AR hardware and software ideas into reality through shipping additional first-to-market products.
BS/MS in EE/ME or related field, or equivalent mix of work expeirence.
10+ years of relevant work experience
Demonstrated ability to manage large development and cross-functional teams across multiple geographical locations. Managing global teams of program managers working on simultaneous projects is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to identify problem areas, drive issues to closure and ensure solid root cause understanding through product life cycle meeting program targets and goals
Must be able to communicate complex issues and tradeoffs to development partners and management regularly
Strong ability to write, speak and present information effectively and persuasively across communication settings
Experience planning, creating, and managing schedules and budgets for product design, including component fabrication and tooling
Experience managing end-to-end supplier engagement, and relationship for high volume consumer products
Solid understanding of the challenges of cameras and sensors design and integration into consumer Electronics systems including but not limited to mechanical design, optical design, modelling and simulation is preferred
Must be willing and able to travel (domestic and international) to support design and manufacturing activities as needed
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
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.
You will be responsible for all facets of program management throughout the product development cycle. This includes creating business opportunity proposals, RFPs, SOWs, development partner selection, contracts, and management of development from specification through volume production ramp. Throughout the program you will manage schedule, budget, resource planning, and provide an environment enabling efficient execution and collaboration across Microsoft and partner development teams. You will be responsible for scoping development and incubation programs, driving decisions for feature sets and capabilities as well as providing status and recommendations to immediate and executive level management.