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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

The Azure Global Geo Expansion & Growth group is seeking an engaged person that is passionate about technology and understands the incredible opportunity of the cloud, to join our global and diverse team with a truly exciting and empowering mission.

Our mission as a team is to make our vision of Azure as ‘The World’s Computer’ a reality and bring this to life in the countries, societies, and communities that we operate in. As the Chief Economist for Azure Growth group, you will be a key member of our Leadership Team shaping, defining, and executing on the growth strategy for Azure regional expansion.

Culture is absolutely at the core of our team and broader group. We offer engaging and motivating work where you’ll be empowered to make an impact with a great team and you’ll have the independence and hybrid working flexibility you need. You’ll find an international, diverse, and supportive team of people across the globe. We are passionate about life-long learning and taking on and solving problems through technology in a collaborative fashion. We take a holistic approach to problem solving and harness our diversity of experience, background, and capabilities to deliver impact and change the world.

We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform and grow within our organization and to shape the future of Azure. We encourage you to apply to learn more!

Background and Further Information

Azure is the fastest-growing businesses in Microsoft’s history. Customers recognize our tremendous momentum which continues month over month. As the foundation of Microsoft’s commercial Cloud Services, Azure is the infrastructure upon which Microsoft builds its mission critical hyperscale cloud services, and it is the set of services we provide for customers building cloud services to address business requirements.

Azure continues to build the largest global footprint of any public Cloud provider. Within Azure’s engineering team, there are specialized units responsible for each of the commercial industries and areas of Azure’s expansion. The Azure Global Geo Expansion and Growth group is focused on expanding Azure’s footprint and unlocking new markets. We do this globally and work across the broad range of Azure technologies understanding customer scenarios, cloud patterns and adoption blockers.

In this role, you will partner closely with all aspects of the Microsoft Cloud groups. As a member of the Azure Growth Leadership Team, you will create successful strategy presentations to Microsoft’s executives and Senior Leadership Team, Cloud Leadership, our partners, and customers. You will build large-scale econometric models using our world-class data systems and state-of-the-art cloud computing technologies. You will collaborate with an incredibly diverse set of industry specialists, scientists, & developers. Most importantly, you will lead and champion a culture centered on embracing a growth mindset, diversity and inclusion, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day

In this role, you will partner closely with all aspects of the Microsoft Cloud groups. As a member of the Azure Growth Leadership Team, you will create successful strategy presentations to Microsoft’s executives and Senior Leadership Team, Cloud Leadership, our partners, and customers. You will build large-scale econometric models using our world-class data systems and state-of-the-art cloud computing technologies. You will collaborate with an incredibly diverse set of industry specialists, scientists, & developers. Most importantly, you will lead and champion a culture centered on embracing a growth mindset, diversity and inclusion, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day.

Responsibilities

As the Chief Economist for Azure Global Growth, you will set the vision and collaborate with the Data Science teams to build models and forecast demand across the cloud infrastructure. This includes developing ‘what if’ scenarios to examine various tradeoffs & investment decisions.

You will provide thought leadership across the organization, relying on both your personal experiences and Economics point of view. This will include generation of papers and/or presentations to share your insights.

Investigate and design alternative methodologies & solutions across a wide spectrum of problems; including examining latest innovations across modeling & computing to determine future development directions.

You will be an active member of the Global Growth Leadership Team, collaborating with our Regional Leadership to better understand and provide your insights into local challenges.

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Degree in Economics, Statistics, or similar discipline.

  • 5+ years of Post Graduate experience in either industry or academia

  • Required Experience in large scale Modeling & Forecasting development

  • Knowledge of standard corporate finance concepts (e.g. CapEx, OpEx, etc.)

  • Ability to present to a diverse range of audiences – from Data Scientists to Executives

  • Experience collaborating across many stakeholders with an ability to synthesize diverse points of view

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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