Microsoft Corporation Project Manager, Secure Infrastructure, DOD, Microsoft Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Are you passionate about using technology to solve some of the toughest problems facing the largest companies and government agencies around the world? Do you value the deployment of solutions into production with real world impact? Are you obsessive about the quality and consistency of the work you do in leading teams to deliver value and meeting the mission of our customers?

If so, the Senior Project Manager position in the Microsoft Services organization is for you!

Part leader, part mentor, and part consultant, our team of Project Managers comprises an unusual mix of project management and consulting skills, along with a passion for technology. We are responsible for keeping the project team working on the highest priority tasks, removing risks and impediments, and leading the communication with the end customer. As a trusted advisor to our customers, you will be responsible for the successful execution of one or more projects at a time, providing guidance, coaching, and project leadership. By mentoring and influencing, you will drive the highest quality and the strongest sense of customer focus on each project.

Responsibilities

The Project Manager's primary responsibilities include:

  • Leading one or more teams at a time to successfully deliver on customer solutions

  • Ensuring adherence to cost, schedule, and scope constraints by tracking budget and forecasts utilizing a formal Statement of Work (SOW)

  • Working with the customer to manage the scope of an engagement and make adjustments throughout the course of the engagement

  • Advocating adherence to industry standard processes

  • Providing actionable coaching feedback to team members to foster continuous improvement in the spirit of a growth mindset

Qualifications

Relevant Characteristics and Experience for the Project Manager Role:

  • 5+ years of technical project management experience, including delivery to financial budget and schedule requirements

  • Department of Defense experience is desired for this role

  • External Consulting experience preferred, but not required

  • Exposure to managing projects including several of the following or competitive technologies: Microsoft Azure; Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows as a Service, Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft System Center (SCSM, SCCM, SCOM) and business continuity and disaster recovery designs/goals.

  • PMP certification, preferred, with real-world experience.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leading teams (when you lead, do people follow?)

  • Passion for leading-edge tools and technologies

  • Excellent oral and written communication including strong executive presence at the CXO level

  • Broad understanding and experience with the Microsoft platform or equivalent

  • Ability to identify risks before they occur and to develop mitigation and avoidance strategies

  • Demonstrated self-learner

Secret Clearance: The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Secret Security Clearance and be able to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance at the level sought by our customers when required for the role. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.

Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.

Location/Travel: You may be based anywhere in the United States. You can expect travel to be 25 – 50%+, as the needs of the business demand.

Microsoft Services

Microsoft Services consists of 16,000 professionals worldwide, dedicated to empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We help companies realize the possibilities in a world where cloud and artificial intelligence can transform businesses and industries.

For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/Services.

Join us and be one who empowers billions! That’s incredible reach. When you combine that with your own inspiration, plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact on how people work and live all over the world.

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.

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