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Principal Program Manager



Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft is a company where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envision what can be and take their careers further. This is a world of more possibilities, more innovation, more openness, and the sky is the limit thinking in a cloud-enabled world.

Microsoft’s Azure Data engineering team is leading the transformation of analytics in the world of data with products like databases, data integration, big data analytics, messaging & real-time analytics, and business intelligence. The products our portfolio include Microsoft Fabric, Azure SQL DB, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure PostgreSQL, Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, and Power BI. Our mission is to build the data platform for the age of AI, powering a new class of data-first applications and driving a data culture.

Within Azure Data, the databases team builds and maintains Microsoft's operational Database systems. We store and manage data in a structured way to enable multitude of applications across various industries. We are on a journey to enable developer friendly, mission-critical, AI enabled operational Databases across relational, non-relational and OSS offerings.

The Azure Database for PostgreSQL team is hiring a Principal Program Manager to help build new AI capabilities into Postgres on Azure that empower developers to build amazing new applications. In this role, you will engage with customers to learn about the apps they are trying to build and convert these requirements into new innovative capabilities that make Azure Database for PostgreSQL the best database for building new AI apps.

The ideal candidate for this role will have technical experience in both database systems and ML/AI technologies. They will have a proven track record of developing and delivering features that delight customers, and also have proficient development skills. Experience with the Azure platform is preferred. This is a highly customer facing role, and experience in delivering highly impactful presentations to customers and/or conferences is preferred. Key responsibilities include customer and market research, planning and prioritization, GTM and technical readiness, and on-going analysis to identify issues such as attrition, reliability issues, or opportunities for growth.

We do not just value differences or different perspectives. We seek them out and invite them in so we can tap into the collective power of everyone in the company. As a result, our customers are better served.


  • Developer of technical outbound facing content such as blogs, videos, white papers, demo applications, and technical conference sessions.
  • Evangelize Microsoft Postgres capabilities though internal and external channels to grow mindshare of the platform
  • Capturing customer, partner, and community feedback to help influence engineering priorities.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree AND 8+ years experience in engineering, product/technical program management, data analysis, or product development
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 6+ years experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team projects.
  • 1+ Experience in developing ML models, and integrating these into applications
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/Additional Qualifications

  • Passion for writing and authoring thoughtful guidance with precise attention to detail to ensure consistent messaging and positing across different channels and content types
  • Experience in ML/AI based platforms for model development
  • Proficient communications skills, critical thinking and troubleshooting abilities
  • Love for engaging customers, listening, problem solvin

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



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