Principal Program Manager

Principal Program Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Principal Program Manager to join our team.


  • Structure and harness data for improved optics into global service deployments;
  • Define the partner and ecosystem strategy using assets across the Microsoft portfolio in Retail;
  • Collaborate with Microsoft sales teams worldwide to ensure successful customer outcomes;
  • Work with core Azure platform engineering teams to build Azure’s control plane that manages the Microsoft Cloud infrastructure;
  • Become a subject matter expert in both service and product security;
  • Representing the program(s) in senior-level leadership meetings, both internal and external;
  • Own and drive relationships with partners using the partner strategy defined to successfully deliver customer value;
  • Managing large cross organizational projects or a portfolio of projects/program at scale with experience and proficiency;
  • Evangelize our solutions to customers’ and manage the development and roll-out of business dashboards through a quick proof of concept;
  • Driving efficiency and quality into the engineering processes in partnership with the engineering lead;
  • Good strategic management and planning skills;
  • Subcontractor Management Certificate (ScMC) a plus;
  • Identify potential risks and put the appropriate mitigations in place;
  • Understand customer use cases and distill them into actionable requirements across the stack;
  • Collaborate cross-group with different teams within Microsoft Azure.


  • Product management, project management and an effective communicator with cross-group collaboration skills;
  • 5+ years’ experience in program management and/or engineering environment;
  • Please enter the full job description for posting to the external and internal Career sites;
  • 5+ years with program/product strategy responsibility;
  • MBA or Masters in engineering or related field preferred;
  • Experience in collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data from disparate sources in order to drive conclusions and recommendations;
  • 3+ years developing strategic solutions requiring participation across organizational boundaries;
  • 7+ years of profesional experience in technical product management w/shipping products/services;
  • Technical expertise and ability to build trust with technical teams and architects;
  • Experience delivering/building products or services on Azure/AWS/ other Cloud Systems;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a technical Program/Project Manager;
  • 20% travel will be required;
  • Good strategic management and planning skills;
  • Subcontractor Management Certificate (ScMC) a plus;
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and able to lead and motivate a high-energy team.