Job Description

Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the team behind one of the World’s largest Cloud Infrastructures, responsible for powering all Microsoft online Products and Services as well as powering Microsoft’s “Cloud First” mission. Our focus is on growth,  efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide.

We are looking for a Director of Network Program Management whose focus is developing our global execution strategy specific to various technology upgrade program(s) and orchestrate solutions that improve our overall Data Center capacity.






  • Oversee planning and scheduling efforts to establish accurate delivery commitments.
  • Work seamlessly across 24+ program teams to build a holistic view of the network execution roadmap.
  • Lead integration across a wide range of stakeholder teams to ensure aligned planning to meet program goals.
  • Influence design standards for network execution programs throughout our data center portfolio.
  • Establish and strengthen rhythm of business for managing program execution across three global regions.
  • Lead mitigation planning efforts to ensure performance to plan.
  • Partner with finance and supply chain organizations to ensure accurate capital spending.
  • Manage program communications throughout executive levels.




Required Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor's Degree AND 6+ years experience in engineering, product/technical program management, data analysis, or product developmento
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in a technology field
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity, solve complex challenges, and operate in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Proven track record of leading global technical program teams

The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence senior level cross functional teams
  • Professional PM certification, CNAA, ACMA, VCTA-NV, JNCIA or equivalent
  • Experience setting up, building and maintaining global production schedules
  • Experience starting large analytic projects and collaborating with teams across global and functions
  • Experience solving complex network architectural problems and influencing network design at the source.
  • Experience in integration of teams with new technologies.
  • A strong performance history.
  • Quantitative and analytical skills.




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.


Technical Program Management IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year.

Microsoft has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets (see below). The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role (except as noted below); the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

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Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Bachelor Degree
3+ Years
  • Founded In
    Mar 01, 2023
  • Company Size
    500+ Members
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