Sr. Program Manager

Microsoft Corporation Bellevue , WA 98009

Posted 6 days ago

Join us as we take Microsoft Teams, our fast-growing collaboration product to the next level.

We are looking for an accomplished, motivated product leader to define and deliver new ways to connect people, improve communication, and facilitate collaboration across a wide range of business applications and corporate cultures.

This position is responsible for the messaging middle tier. It offers the opportunity to partner with other groups within teams to develop a deep understanding of their business requirements and user needs for chat. You will be responsible for coordinating product plans, building and managing roadmaps, designing new service features, and delivering them to enable our partner teams to unlock new markets. You will also manage key dependencies with other teams across Microsoft. The role is a mix a business analysis, product thinking, and cross team collaboration. It's a high value role that is both creative and technical with the opportunity to redefine how people work and collaborate.

Messaging is the backbone of Teams. It's the confluence of all our technologies and is the most used surface in the product. We are passionate about new ways to get people connected, express themselves and work collaboratively to get more done regardless of the team's size or environment

What is working on Microsoft Teams like? We're in a fast-moving environment that lets us explore, iterate and deliver value to customers. Our culture is open, respectful and empowering. There are ample opportunities to present ideas and work directly with executives and customers to collect feedback. Our colleagues are among the best in the industry and have worked on some of the most successful products in the world. We share an immense passion for the customer and user experiences that surprise and delight the people that use them. We're also a team that likes to have fun, and we build that attitude into our product.

  • 3-5 years of program management experience delivering end-user facing products and services

  • Ability to wear many hats and learn quickly, and the collaborative leadership skills to lead a change in direction when needed.

  • Innate curiosity and ability to thrive in ambiguous and rapidly-changing startup environment. Self-starters and innovators with a positive, collaborative can-do attitude and bias for action are very welcome.

  • Strong project management, leadership, dependency management and cross-group collaboration skills with a proven track record of managing complex projects with many partners.

  • Demonstrated experience across the entire product lifecycle from competitive research, ideation, user centered design, specification, architecture and the know-how required to lead your crew to realize your vision.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills through all levels of the organization, technical and non-technical

  • Solid understanding of web and mobile technologies, service operations at scale, and general ability to ramp up and go deep in new technical areas

  • Great problem-solving skills and ability to think strategically

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field

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.

  • Partner collaboratively with the groups throughout Microsoft Teams to understand their business goals, user needs, and collect requirements and synthesize product plans to deliver maximum impact across all areas.

  • Deliver services that enable end to end solutions for our partners, including competitive research, requirements definition, and delivery of capabilities.

  • Manage dependencies across teams to ensure that features land on time with the required scope across desktop, mobile and web.

  • Engage with customers and internal preview users, and triage, prioritize, and address customer feedback for your area.

  • Regularly present new product plans, demos, competitive reviews, and more to the leadership team.

  • Contribute to the overall product strategy and roadmap, as well as stay in sync with end-user features and service infrastructure

  • Track all defined deliverables from conception through launch, leveraging established processes, tools, and communications mechanisms.

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