Principal PM Manager, Azure Application Platform


September 14, 2021

We are the Azure Application Platform (AppPlat) team. We deliver industry-leading cloud services that empower developers across the globe to build, ship, and manage applications with the fastest code-to-cloud experience on the market, tying together Visual Studio, Power Platform, GitHub, and Azure. Our goal is to provide developers and operations teams with the most advanced and productive application platform on the market, underpinned by Azure’s secure global datacenters, and integrated across Microsoft’s enterprise portfolio.
The Azure AppPlat team is forming an Office of Growth and Business Management. We are looking for a Principal Program Manager to manage this effort, reporting to the Director of Product and serving as a member of the AppPlat Leadership Team (LT). Responsibilities
The Principal PM Manager, Growth and Business Management will be responsible for business intelligence, business management and business operations and serve as a trusted advisor to the Director of AppPlat and the AppPlat LT. This is a people management role that emphasizes cross-organization collaboration at all levels.

  • Drive the selection of AppPlat’s objectives and key results; create and maintain reports to track the team’s key performance indicators and related performance metrics
  • Direct the execution of AppPlat’s business strategy; lead the team’s partnerships with business planning, marketing and finance
  • Partner with internal teams to better understand and evaluate performance including market penetration, pipeline, revenue, margin, retention and other related metrics
  • Lead the AppPlat field enablement strategy in partnership with the sales team unit and customer success unit
  • Work with the field & Customer Success Team on identifying and implementing Application Patterns
  • Lead AppPlat’s data and analytics investments, promote a culture a data driven decision making and collaborate on this mission across Microsoft
  • Organize business operations through continued analysis of current processes, organizational health, hiring, team culture, rhythm of business, and more
  • Lead special projects on behalf of the Director of Product for Azure AppPlat


Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of professional experience in project management, business management or finance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Effective at driving complex multi-stakeholder processes and cross-team programs
  • Ability to build effective relationships, influence and collaborate at all organizational levels
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills for a global audience
  • Advanced business acumen, analytical and detail oriented
  • Experience managing teams in the software development space
  • Familiarity with technology like Azure DevOps, Azure Data Explorer and Power BI
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, MBA preferred

If you are interested in a leadership position that pushes the boundaries of developer services in public cloud, join us as a Principal PM Manager on the Azure Application Platform team.
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.

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