Principal Program Manager

Principal Program Manager

10-13 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description :
Azure's core priority is to be world's most trusted, secure, and global cloud and a great place for people to work. Azure for Operators is building a team to help mobile operators take advantage of the innovation unleashed by the introduction of technologies such 5G, Software Defined Networking / Network Function Virtualization, Edge Compute and the next generation Internet of Things. We innovate quickly, collaborate, learn from experience and data, provide input to improve features, think creatively, laugh and have fun, all while solving challenging customer and partner problems. You'll work directly with mobile operators, traditional network equipment providers and cutting edge ISV partners. You will build, design and operate platforms and products that help mobile operators leverage the Azure to accelerate the digital transformation of their core network operations in order to launch new services in an agile fashion, elastically scale to meet the every growing demand for mobile service and dramatically improve operational efficiency thru infrastructure simplification and process automation.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals who want to work in a startup-like environment and enjoy tough challenges. You will partner with key Azure platform teams to create products that enable operators to adopt Azure to host their core network infrastructure and operations. Our market opportunity is huge, and our team is expanding.
This role requires:
  • Direct interaction with mobile operators, network equipment providers and system integrators, to understand requirements and use cases
  • Help mobile operators and partners with planning, design, proof of concept deployments, and production deployment of a Microsoft Azure-based NFVi to host their network functions
  • Be the go-to technical expert for NFVi for mobile operators explain, demonstrate, and prove in-depth how various Microsoft Cloud platforms and services can come together to help mobile operators meet their NFV hosting needs
  • Define roadmaps for customer scenarios, features, and capabilities that you will own
  • Develop credible execution plans in partnership with engineering teams
  • Apply data-driven insight where possible to improve efficiencies
  • Design features by converting complex requirements, metrics, and policy into technical feature specifications and designs
  • Approach complex problems with a structured approach. Communicate to senior decision makers with clarity and precision.
  • Ability to drive decisive action in partnership with others in a large & diverse organization and deliver results that depend on broader Microsoft org.
  • Define targets for key business KPIs, and track and report progress on them
  • Define and implement QoS and SLA metrics for your scenarios / features / capabilities
  • Clear technical and competitive blockers for escalations from sales teams
  • Help lead and champion a team culture that embraces diversity and inclusively

To thrive in this position, you should be a creative and analytical thinker, technical, and committed to excellence. Ability to lead complex projects with strong record of end to end delivery of high-quality products is a huge plus. You are willing to learn from our customers and your peers.
required qualifications:
  • bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, electrical engineering or related field or 10+ years of professional experience in the technology industry
  • 10+ years of software industry experience working as a technical program manager or software engineer, or experience in planning, deployment and/or operation of mobile operator networking technology
  • experience in distributed systems, building large scale platforms, and cloud technologies

preferred qualifications:
  • ability to learn and grasps concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • great problem solving skills and outstanding drive for results
  • ability to drive clarity in ambiguity, communicate and stand behind key decisions taken in front of key stakeholders
  • self-starter, who proactively identifies problems and drives for resolution
  • proven ability to discuss distributed computing topics with technical, non-technical, and executive audiences
  • experience building and/or using container platform technologies. example: kubernetes, docker
  • experience building and/or using private cloud technologies. example: openstack, vmware
  • experience building deployment orchestration platforms
  • domain knowledge about cloud datacenter infrastructure & environment
  • experience in 'migrating' on premise workloads to the cloud a plus
  • scripting and/or programming skills in c#, python, or powershell
  • presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences
  • advanced technical degree or mba is a plus

ability to meet microsoft 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.

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