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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager - remote in Boston, Massachusetts

The Azure VMware Solution Deployment Engineering team is seeking a Principal Technical Program Manager with a “can do” attitude, a passion for solving hard problems, and a commitment to help build the best cloud business on the planet for VMware-based workloads. The team’s mission is to accelerate the deployment of VMware-based workloads from on-prem or hybrid environments to Azure VMware Solution for marquee enterprise and corporate customers. This role represents a strong opportunity to have direct impact on both our products, our strategy, and our customers’ success.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with customers in the migration or deployment of large-scale VMware infrastructure projects and a deep background in VMware technical architecture and operations.

Preferred Location: Redmond, WA - Open to other locations and/or remote.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Drive rapid customer success by providing technical advisory, best practices, and guidance to help customers and partners predictably migrate to Azure VMware Solution, while avoiding pitfalls and common mistakes

  • Support the systematic deployment of large-scale VMware customer estates onto Azure VMware Solution

  • Spearhead customer-led innovation by becoming design partners to Product Management and Engineering teams. Offering platform feedback into Product teams to ensure Azure VMware solution is optimized for customer workloads and making Azure VMware Solution the best cloud to run VMware-based workloads

  • Co-engineering initiatives with core Product and Engineering teams e.g., reference architecture development and customer zero testing

  • Democratizing knowledge by contributing to technical documentation, writing whitepapers and blogs

Qualifications

Typical Characteristics and Traits:

AGSW (Azure Global Specialized Workloads) resources know their customer’s businesses and the industries they operate in, and what Microsoft can bring to the table to the benefit of the customer. They are also acutely aware of important regional trends in industry, technology, business demographics, and the competitive landscape (business and technology).

Furthermore, they share a common set of characteristics that drive innovation and value for engineering and our customers:

  • Ability to generate trust, build alliances across the organization, and orchestrate interdisciplinary teams to the benefit of engineering and customers.

  • Recognized as thought leaders and mentors.

  • Situational awareness to adapt and solve challenges from a business and technology perspective.

  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with pragmatic design and delivery – weaving empathy, curiosity, desire to constantly improve, acquiring new skills and delivering success to customers.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Professional Program Management Experience

  • Technical strength as a practitioner in foundational VMware Technologies - vSphere, vSAN and NSX.

  • Understanding the challenges of migrating and operating large-scale mission critical applications (e.g., SAP) on VMware. Program management of enterprise grade software solutions on VMware

  • Strong presentation skills, success in consultative and/or technical leadership (e.g., architect) with sophisticated and complex customers and projects

  • General Azure knowledge

Preferred:

  • Highly desirable is depth practitioner skills in one of more of these product areas - HCX, SRM, Horizon, vCloud Director and vRealize

  • VCAP or VCDX certification desirable

  • Desired bachelor’s degree or higher in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field

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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