Would you like to help drive Microsoft's transition to a more open and agile approach to software development? Do you want to impact the entire company and drive the industry forward with large-scale open source? If so, we need your program management skills to help craft and deliver the vision for how we develop software for years to come.
The Microsoft Open Source Programs Office is a small, multi-disciplinary team that works across the company to ensure Microsoft's success with open source. We:
Define policies that make open source engineering easier.
Build tools and services that eliminate engineering friction related to open source (e.g., https://opensource.microsoft.com).
Gather and disseminate open source data from GitHub, Travis, Stack Overflow, and more that track to the open source world.
Develop core insights around open source project health, and business value.
Build playbooks that enable our businesses to expand their open source work quickly and successfully.
Drive culture change in the company and in the industry by listening and guiding.
Are passionate about continuous delivery of value.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
4-5 years' experience in program, product, or community management.
Excellent management and leadership skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Some modern development, data science, or operations experience preferred.
You understand how to employ scrum and agile techniques to stay focused and productive in the face of change. You thrive on cross-team collaboration, enjoy openness and diversity, and use great communication and presentation skills to convey your message.
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.
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.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Most importantly, we are hiring a Senior Program Manager to move the needle on open source at Microsoft. Your responsibilities include:
Identifying, developing, and validating hypotheses with internal and external parties regarding Microsoft's open source efforts.
Overseeing and shepherding programs from inception to completion across multiple disciplines and departments.
Collaborating closely with engineering teams on using, contributing to, and releasing open source to guide their engagement and learn from their experiences.
Partnering with legal, security, and senior leadership to define polices, processes, and tools that eliminate friction in the engineering process.
Collaborating with industry peers to address the needs of large organizations doing open source.
Engaging on public open source projects like ClearlyDefined.
You have a deep understanding of how open source happens and how software is developed, and an interest and ability to dive into data and gain insights from multiple sources. You think holistically and can bring together many divergent pieces into a coherent solution.
Microsoft is a technology company that develops and supports software, services, and devices.