Senior Program Manager ( Windows Operating Systems )


July 21, 2021

Are you passionate about the latest trends in computing? Are you interested in helping to guide silicon and Windows innovation? Come join our newly formed Windows Silicon & System Integration organization! We are redefining how silicon, hardware, operating systems, and experiences come together as a business, a product experience and as a set of innovative technology presented to app developers. As a part of the Windows Client Silicon Planning, Co-engineering team you will work closely with silicon partners and diverse internal groups to drive long-lead operating system (OS)/silicon strategy as well as holistic management of Windows Client focused on engineering deliverables.
As a program manager on our team, you will lead silicon planning and co-engineering with one or more silicon partners. You will influence the vision of Windows-based devices by collaborating and working closely with several technical teams and disciplines at Microsoft as well as with silicon partners to help impact end-user experiences to be delivered one to three years in the future, thereby becoming an industry steward. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of technical problem solving, customer and partner empathy, collaboration, passion for delivering end user-focused experiences, and an appetite to learn about the intricacies of silicon partners’ hardware. You will work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, resolve deep design, business and technical problems, while working with individual contributors and senior managers across diverse groups to influence for impact. Responsibilities
  • Drive short-term co-engineering execution
    • Holistic and diligent management of joint co-engineering investment areas with silicon partners for each OS planning/development semester, and execution associated with them. This includes tracking of joint investment areas, driving cross-team clarity on areas that have gaps, telemetry-driven quality, silicon bring-up (early enablement of new OS/silicon features on pre-production/prototype hardware), hardware allocation, high-priority code defects, flighting pre-release drivers, approving private Windows builds, silicon partner business guest access, and coordination on tools, infrastructure, and source code sharing.
  • Plan long-lead silicon strategy
    • Drive efficient and productive engagements with Microsoft and silicon partners’ engineering leadership to identify joint investment areas from inception to market.
    • Drive Microsoft internal consensus with engineering leaders, as part of OS planning/development semester rhythm (reviewed about two times a year). This includes a deeper understanding of silicon partner and OEM device roadmaps and dependencies on OS engineering deliverables, in collaboration with the Ecosystem and Surface teams.


  • Five or more years of experience in software, firmware, or hardware program or product management.
  • Ability to articulate product vision, drive direction for diverse stakeholders across multiple disciplines, influence engineering decision-making, and understand dependencies both internal stakeholders as well as silicon partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-team collaboration skills
  • Ability to multi-task across teams, organizations, companies, and disciplines to facilitate conversations to drive silicon and OS strategy as well as track co-engineering execution per current planning/development cycle for Windows Client
  • Ability to efficiently solve complex problems, independently and in collaboration with peers
  • BS degree in computer science, computer engineering, related field, or equivalent experience

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.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.