Microsoft

Senior Technical Program Manager, Minecraft

Microsoft

June 11, 2021

At Mojang Studios, the creators of Minecraft, we are on a mission to build a better world through the power of play.
Why play? Well, play is at the heart of everything we do. It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even the origin of our name. From the relentless experimentation of our endlessly inspiring community to the classrooms where Minecraft has become an essential teaching tool, play is the bedrock of our existence.
We enable millions to create and play together, connect people across the globe, and foster a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world. Our community is global and incredibly diverse. When we are developing anything within our franchise, we keep this in mind. We want everyone to not only feel included in Minecraft, but also to see themselves in what we make. Our goal is for the Mojang Studios team to be as diverse as our community.
We want Minecraft to be a safe place for everyone! The Minecraft team is looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager with the right mix of technical depth, engineering background, and program management skills to help evolve our Player Safety program.
You are a PM who has experience leading teams of engineers, architects, production, and quality assurance, from developing new features, owning cross-team programs, to investing into our foundational technologies. You love using your technical background to bring clarity and understanding to complex technology projects, and can effectively communicate the work, timelines, and risks to any audience.
Your technical skills and attention to detail enables you to drive development with predictability, surface risks/mitigations, and improve
how we work to continuously improve and evolve our processes. Relationships and teamwork are important to how you partner and work with teams to deliver their best work.
Responsibilities

  • Work across Mojang Studios with key stakeholders to track technology initiatives, interpret requirements, and build well-scoped and incremental plans.
  • Help teams understand goals and manage delivery through all phases of development.
  • Own clear, clean, and quantitative reporting up to leadership to provide visibility for timely delivery or highlight areas of risk.
  • Resolve issues regardless of team boundaries; drive for high-quality code through metrics and optimizing engineering workflows.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years as a program manager.
  • Experience working with both engineering and support teams.
  • Experience running multiple or larger teams using both Office Suite as well as project management software (Jira, ADO, GitHub, Hansoft, Asana etc.).
  • Understands all aspects of production methodologies, project management, and has strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Must excel working in complex and ambiguous environments.

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