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Senior Program Manager

Microsoft

Microsoft

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Reston, VA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
The Microsoft Strategic Missions and Technologies (SMT) division focuses on next-generation technology solutions, including specialized teams empowering telecommunications providers; engineering teams who are helping to carry out challenging missions and connecting the cloud to satellites in space; worldwide research teams leading the way to scalable, accessible quantum computing; and the key technology partner to the U.S. Federal government for achieving their diverse organizations’ missions through digital transformation.

The Azure Space team within SMT division was created to be the platform and ecosystem of choice for the mission needs of the space community. We are looking for a Senior Program Manager to support the development of our virtualized satellite communications ground station platform. You will work closely with external Space ecosystem partners, internal Microsoft partner teams and the Azure Space development team to drive the virtualization of space communications with cloud technologies.

We seek out new and different perspectives, exercise curiosity, and embrace a culture of learning. In this Senior Program Manager role, you will have substantial opportunity to shape technical direction, make a tangible and positive impact, and obtain unique and valuable experience across an array of technologies. At Microsoft, successful program managers are customer-focused, create clarity in the development process, challenge assumptions, and cultivate collaboration.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Responsibilities

  • Interact with external customers and partners to derive technical architectures, requirements, and develop program, technology, and product roadmaps.
  • Take a leadership program management role and own the successful delivery of products and capabilities to partners & customers.
  • Work with internal partner teams and with our development team to execute technical program roadmaps and vision.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the cloud virtualization of satellite communications, including application of terrestrial technologies to satellite communications (i.e., ‘5G NTN’).
  • Lead the development of satellite communications virtualization and NTN technologies across partner and Azure Space engineering teams.
  • Stay abreast and informed of the latest technologies and share your findings and insights about their utility and potential for our technical development efforts.
  • Serve as the representative for consortia activities.

Embody our Culture & Values

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree AND 4+ years experience in engineering, product/technical program management, data analysis, or product development
  • OR equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team projects.

Other Requirements

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

  • Deeply knowledgeable in the architecture, design, operation, and/or implementation of satellite communications ground segment.
  • Extensive knowledge in leading satellite communications ground segment design, architecture and employment, and/or delivery of software products and components of satellite communications ground segments.
  • Knowledge in the virtualization of network functions including accelerated processing and edge computing.
  • Has an understanding of existing customer pain-points and barriers to virtualization in the industry today. Possesses a clear understanding of cloud technologies, and how to employ them to improve adoption and provide demonstrable value to the industry.
  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes.
  • Experience developing new partnerships and working with industry to solve technical and business challenges with new product offerings.
  • Extensive experiance as an engineer or program or product manager on complex technical projects.

Technical Program Management IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 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 $145,800 - $238,600 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. 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.

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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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