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Microsoft Corporation Senior Program Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior FastTrack Program Manager for ISVs and Startups

Are you interested in working for one of the most exciting products in Microsoft, passionate about exceeding customer and partner expectations and advancing Microsoft’s cloud first strategy? Are you interested in a start-up like environment, passionate about cloud computing technology and driving growth in one of Microsoft’s core businesses? If so, then look no further than the Azure Customer Experience Team! Microsoft Azure provides customers and partners with on-demand and infinitely scalable infrastructure and platform enabling the creation of truly groundbreaking solutions.

FastTrack for Azure – ISVs and Startups helps our partners onboard their solutions to Azure and our Marketplace, getting them on track to “build it right, architect it right, the first time”.

Our group takes a solution-centric approach, providing our partners with Microsoft Azure engineers, tools, and best practices to ensure their solutions are cutting edge, feature rich and ahead of their competition.

Our team is looking for you, a Senior Program Manager, to support our Americas ISV & Startup business that brings great teamwork, organization & structure, curiosity, high-energy leadership, and engineering execution to our team. You will be instrumental in ensuring we drive the right strategy in region, ultimately delivering increased momentum and success in the ISV & Startup market. You will use your knowledge of the ecosystem, solution development and emerging technology trends to ensure these organizations are successful in their solution delivery and are on track to scale fast.

Responsibilities

Your areas of responsibility include:

  • Working with key stakeholders to collaboratively build ‘The Plan’, using your analytical skills to ensure ISVs & Startups receive the right enablement on their journey

  • Work closely with FastTrack engineers in addressing solution needs and driving success with their Azure solution deployments.

  • Identify opportunities where we can do better for our partners, incrementally driving improvement across our program and delivery, ultimately delivering increased impact

  • Maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders across engineering, sales, services and partner teams, leading and executing a business rhythm that ensures pattern of challenge, opportunity and potential course correction are highlighted

  • Coach team members and mentor others in planning, organizing, and coordinating work.

  • Evangelize and teach others to reach beyond existing solutions and technologies to incorporate new ideas.

  • Be the voice of ISVs & Startups within our organization, ensuring we create and maintain regular communication rhythms like contributions to newsletters, success stories & flipbooks

Qualifications

Successful Candidate Competencies:

  • Real day-to-day ISV & Startup-facing experience and empathy, ideally having worked directly for one or more of these partner organizations, or in a role that provides enablement to this partner type

  • Experience leading and running a service delivery program, formulating rhythm of business, driving operational improvement, delivering broad & targeted communications, and defining measures of success

  • Exceptional ability to communicate ideas effectively with executives and engineering teams.

  • Assembling, leading and working within strong cross-functional groups and matrixed team environments.

  • Demonstrated skills and abilities to consistently create an amazingly positive experience for Startups.

  • Track record of problem-solving ranging from conceptualization to implementation.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple workstreams and drive clarity for FTA engineers.

  • Real-world smart, logical and able to learn new areas quickly.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience direct partner facing experience, conversant with senior IT professionals, backed by a deep understanding of their solution needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to lead, manage, build and deliver business results through an engineering or professional services team.

  • Deep technical proficiency in one or more cloud technologies.

  • Experience working on development of Cloud solutions

  • Program Management, Project Management, Business Management or Delivery Management experience preferred.

  • Consulting background a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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 every two years.

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, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com . #AzCXP

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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. 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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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