Microsoft Corporation Senior Program Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Do you want to be part of the team building Microsoft Azure? Are you passionate about cloud computing, large-scale distributed systems, and working on industry-leading technology at a massive scale? Does the opportunity to play a critical role in driving tremendous growth in the Azure business excite you?
This role is in the Azure Storage engineering team which builds the Blob/Data Lake, File, and Disk storage services. This platform is the underlying data foundation for all Microsoft services including Azure, Microsoft 365, Xbox, and more. You can be part of a strategic team with a Microsoft-wide and industry-wide impact.
We are looking for an energetic, customer-obsessed Senior Program Manager to work directly with our customers and partners to help them design and build solutions using Azure storage. The role also involves working on strategic initiatives that enable the Microsoft field to deliver the total value of our platform. This role is an opportunity to work directly on the Azure Storage engineering team while located anywhere in the United States.
Driving sales and technical enablement of the Microsoft field by partnering with multiple teams and stakeholders
Being the trusted advisor and SME to our customers for all questions related to Azure Storage
Meeting with customers at an early stage to identify their needs, present suitable designs, solutions, and help them to make decisions around cloud storage
Helping customers onboard to Azure Storage at a deep technical level and successfully transition production data workloads to Azure
Capturing common customer scenarios and producing high-quality collateral that can be published and shared broadly
Gathering feedback, experiences, and requirements from customers to help set priorities for our product roadmap
Becoming a local engineering team advocate for Azure Storage in your geography by participating in the local developer and IT communities
Ability to travel 25-50% of the time depending on customer and partner requirements
This role requires strong technical skills. The successful candidate will either be well-versed in general software design and development or have deep domain knowledge in the on-premises storage space. You’ll understand RESTful APIs and have the ability to troubleshoot complex cloud environments. To succeed, you should be self-driven and proactive with a demonstrated history of solving customer problems and having persistence in the face of challenges. An entrepreneurial sense of ownership of the Azure Storage business and the ability to operate autonomously are essential. You must confidently present to and advise customers and partners at all levels of the organization.
Success in this role is demonstrated by growing the Azure Storage business by directly onboarding large customer storage workloads and scaling out to a broad set of customers through the breadth of the Microsoft field.
5+ years of experience in technical customer or partnerfacing roles
Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science or engineering, or 4+ years of equivalent work experience
2+ years of professional experience in at least one of the following:
Strong coding, debugging, and problem-solving skills
In-depth knowledge of on-premises storage systems, architecture, and deployment
Experience working with cloud storage environments
Experience with large scale HPC workloads
Experience leading multiple projects successfully while working with several partners from different teams, organizations,or companies
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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