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Principal Program Manager



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Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft Silicon, Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (SCHIE) is the team behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission. SCHIE delivers the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Teams, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform globally with our server and data center infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability solutions. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering trusted experiences to customers and partners worldwide and we are looking for a dedicated Principal Program Manager to help achieve that mission.

As Microsoft's cloud business continues to grow, the ability to deploy new offerings and hardware infrastructure on time, at high volume with high quality and lowest cost is of paramount importance. To achieve this goal, the Hardware, Infrastructure Management, and Fundamentals Engineering (HIFE) team is instrumental in defining and delivering operational measures of success for hardware manufacturing, improving the planning process, quality, delivery, scale and sustainability related to Microsoft cloud hardware. We are looking for experienced Principal Program Managers with a eye for customer focused solutions, insight, and industry knowledge to envision and implement future technical solutions that will manage and optimize the cloud infrastructure.


  • Lead and be accountable for the management of Hardware Fleet Infrastructure through the entire lifecycle of the product.
  • Identify top customer pain points and provide clear committed execution plan.
  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables, and managing the project timeline, budget, and resources.
  • Develop and maintain project plans, schedules, and status reports, and communicate project status to stakeholders and upper-level management.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and technical teams to identify customer requirements, risks, and dependencies.
  • Identify, drive execution and End-to-End verification plans to make and meet business commitments.
  • Collaborate with hardware, firmware and software teams to architect and build highly scalable and reliable solutions for fleet uptime initiatives.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure systems meet significant quality, reliability, and service level requirements for a cloud environment.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree AND 6+ years experience in engineering, product/technical program management, data analysis, or product development
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team projects.
Other Qualifictaions

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or another related field with 10+ years of experience.
  • 10+ years of experience of technical leadership as a Program or Product Manager or platform architect, validation architect or a lead system/chief engineer or equivalent industry experience.
  • Effective program management skills – thought leadership, action-oriented
  • Data analytical skills- Knowing how to use data based and analytical tools.
  • Able to plan work, and work to a plan adapting as necessary in a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Individual effectiveness skills such as discipline, time management, decision making, planning, and organizing work, summarizing results through technical reports.
  • Experience preparing materials for, presenting and communicating to executive staff.

Technical Program Management IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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