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Microsoft Corporation Senior Program Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Do you thrive in an incredibly fast paced environment working on problems that don’t have a defined solution, but require creativity and teaming to deliver meaningful business outcomes? Are you interested in working for a team that is relentlessly focused on customer needs, market expansion and advancing the Microsoft Cloud first strategy through our Azure hyper-scale infrastructure? Are you ready to work with a motivated team driving some of the most advanced cloud technologies?

Azure GET builds and manages the Azure cloud at global scale—central to building the world’s computer. We are passionately committed to building the world’s most trusted, secure, and hyper-scale cloud, with a keen eye to the best customer experience. We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate and shape the world’s computer, and we encourage you to apply and learn more!

The GET Infrastructure Strategy & Expansion team is looking for a self-motivated, Program Manager to support hands-on key elements of Azure’s Infrastructure Strategy and its practical implementation/development across the world. This role is part of a dynamic and high-impact team to drive business goals of Global Expansion and Customer Promises of both the Azure Public & Specialty cloud offerings.

In this role, you will work closely with senior-level, deep-expertise globally situated peers across multiple lines of business in Geo-Expansion, Data Center, Operations, and Buildout disciplines to plan, coordinate, and execute complex infrastructure and cloud services-based projects. You will collaborate across multiple groups within and beyond GET, seeking to align priorities of Azure with partner engineering organizations.

The successful candidate will have a bias for action, curiosity for the ‘whys’, a proven ability to maintain an outcome-based viewpoint, and an ability to fail fast and learn. The successful candidate will also exhibit positive traits indicative of collaboration, organization, an eye for detail, and business-acumen to ensure the team succeeds and achieves their goals.

Responsibilities

  • Provide regional presence in support of GET Infrastructure Strategy & Expansion initiatives, such as Region Expansion and Strategic Client Deals, with focus on data center assets and infrastructure.

  • Perform high level data center site reviews to determine facility potential, market value, fit to Microsoft Azure expansion strategy, etc., and generate the corresponding reports, valuations and recommendations.

  • Contribute to / Generate data center region designs for new regions and proactively monitor and manage existing regions for risk, growth and other factors. Permanently keep abreast of regional inventory in support of Azure region creation/expansion.

  • Act as liaison/point of contact with internal (other departments/functions within Microsoft) and external stakeholders, for region planning, design, roll-out and management as needed.

  • Continually drive innovation, improvement and growth for Microsoft and our clients.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or commensurate relevant industry experience

  • 5+ years of experience working with clients and suppliers in multiple countries.

  • 5+ years experience in Design / Construction/ Operations / Infrastructure of Data Centers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree preferred

  • In depth understanding of the Data Center industry and markets globally

  • In depth understanding of the cost structure (Capex and Opex) of Data Centers

  • In depth understanding of the technical systems (M&E specially) of Data Centers

  • Ability to partner and cooperate with diverse teams and individuals

  • High degree of autonomy and energy

  • Ability to generate articulate, professional level pieces of written work as input for critical decision making and/or dependent strategy/design/planning

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.

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

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