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Microsoft Corporation Solutions Program Manager - Azure Cloud & AI in Charlotte, North Carolina

The Solutions Program Manager role in the Azure Cloud & AI Strategy and Solutions team is responsible for for collaboratively building IP component and solutions supporting pre-sales and delivery at a global level.

We’re especially looking for candidates who are very interested in impact across the Domain, through a role focused on helping Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) scale and meet core customer and business objectives via solution offers, and who bring diverse perspectives, experiences and applied knowledge of key technologies and products.

The successful candidate will want to scale themselves through others, and be very capable of leading a team of SMEs, meeting deadlines, and partnering across several organizations, and sees the Solution Program Manager role as a very good next step in their career.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for collaboratively building the solutions and readiness for the Apps & Infra business in the Azure Cloud & AI global delivery domain. In partnership with our portfolio managers, solution managers, program managers, and stakeholders; specific responsibilities include:

  • Consulting engagement delivery IP – solutions, methodologies, templates, delivery guidance

  • Componentized approach leveraging field IP, building blocks and blueprints

  • Leveraging field and customer feedback, and optimizing for balancing budgets, timelines, quality and features

  • Work in close partnership with a team of diverse and talented peers in various disciplines including program management, product marketing, business management and pre-sales consulting for sustained long term success through:

  • Maintenance of an unwavering focus on our customers and the value you can deliver to them

  • Close collaboration with Microsoft product groups and partner teams when architectural and business dependencies exist

  • Future Microsoft product strategy with direct engagement with engineering

  • Discovery and design of solutions, with broad focus around enterprise, service providers, industry, platform and solutions.

Qualifications

  • 3 years’ consulting services experience in architect or consultant roles

  • Hands-on experience in several of the following:

  • Azure, Virtualization, Operations, Networking, Storage, Security

  • Open-source software (OSS), Linux, Kubernetes

  • DevOps and Agile methodology

  • Data analytics and visualization

  • Development of reusable architecture patterns

  • Cloud computing platforms such as Azure, AWS, GCP

  • Good understanding of cloud products and platforms/solutions

  • Strong collaboration and cross-group partnering skills

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present to and influence v-teamsProven experience in driving requirements, deliverables from a very diverse, complex matrixed

  • environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience required, Master's Degree in IT, Computer Science/MBA preferred

  • Certifications in Software/Enterprise Architecture and/or Microsoft Azure are preferred.

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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