Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the team behind one of the World's largest Cloud Infrastructures, responsible for powering all Microsoft online Products and Services as well as powering Microsoft's "Cloud First" mission. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide, and we are looking for passionate, high energy program managers to help achieve that mission.
Within CO+I, the Planning, Delivery, and Community Excellence Team oversees the delivery of datacenter capacity for Microsoft's Cloud Business across the globe. We have a portfolio of complex projects that require oversight from End-to-End. The Senior Scheduling Technical Specialist will be the Team's specialist for business intelligence and workflow automation on the Microsoft Power Platform, using scheduling data from the EPPM database. They will be a vital connection and orchestration point for a variety of technical resources, by orchestrating solutions with internal and external partners for automation and process improvement. This includes identifying and diagnosing technical and architectural blockers and helping pave the way for successful implementation.
Expert user of MS Project, with at least 5 years of experience in the tool
Familiarity with CPM methodology
Familiar with PowerBI platform
Data Analysis experience
Proven experience with developing PowerBI solutions
Proven success in a lead role leading schedule development/management on a portfolio of medium to large scale projects
Creative problem-solving skills and collaboration across global teams within and outside the organization
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Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Manage the execution of planning and development of the integrated master schedule, in support of major projects and programs across the portfolio.
Oversee and manage portfolio and program level schedules, building detailed schedules from inception to completion.
Develop schedule mitigation strategies, reporting on schedule issues and critical tasks to management, analyzing schedule sensitivity and risk, alerting on issues and recommending solutions for schedule issues and high-risk areas.
Coordinate with all segments and functional organizations to ensure the execution system is in alignment with the organizational processes and goals through the tactical management of the integrated master schedule.
Establish and maintain standard detailed project delivery schedule templates with key milestones identified
Through coordination with other segments, monitor, analyze, and provide direction on the general health, risks, and progress of the schedule
Advise management of the status of work in progress, critical need by and delivery dates, and potential delays to committed dates.
You should enjoy working under pressure and deadlines, with a strong ability to manage ambiguity and uncertainty, while driving clarity.
Ability to work across organizational boundaries to build alignment and drive closure on issues and results