Program Manager 2 Job
Date: May 2, 2013
Location: Redmond, WA, US
Location: Redmond, WA, US
Job ID: 819938-99600
Division: Server & Tools Business
Microsoft is a devices and services company. What lights up those devices and services are the apps that take advantage of them. Our developer customers build those apps with Visual Studio. Visual Studio is at the heart of the Developer Division, and DevDiv is at the center of the Microsoft universe. Every Microsoft platform and business needs developer tooling.
Have you considered the diversity of apps that our developer customers build with Visual Studio? The plethora of technologies that they use? And yet, regardless of what development language or framework/library they choose; no matter what Microsoft platform they decide to target; irrespective of whether they focus on developing for the device, desktop, server, cloud, or console; there is one common aspect of Visual Studio that *all* our developer customers need to utilize: the Diagnostic tools. That is what our team builds: the debugger, the profiling tools, and IntelliTrace.
Not only is using diagnostic tools common across all developers, but also diagnosing issues accounts for a large part of the overall development cycle. That part of the cycle is one that many project managers don’t fully account for until it is too late and their project is late. That part of the cycle is the one that every developer wants to make as short and painless as possible. If we can provide diagnostic tools that are better at finding root causes and at shortening the developer’s “find it and fix it” cycle, then those tools will have huge impact for our customers and our business. If you are willing to contribute to that and are able to deal with such scope, then please check the two lists below to see if you have what it takes.
Specific Responsibilities include:
- Performing competitive research to understand where we need to compete and where we need to partner.
- Partnering with internal teams to understand our customer problems and the adoption blockers.
- Planning multiple releases, while being agile to quickly respond to market changing conditions.
- Defining what success looks like for your team and project.
- Securing approval of your plans from senior leadership.
- Prioritizing work with a scenario-driven approach.
- Innovating with customer-focused experience design.
- Collaborating with UX, UE and other disciplines.
- Driving your feature crew(s) to deliver the right experience on time.
- Forming a strong triad with your Dev and Test Lead counterparts.
- Keeping morale high across the engineering team.
- Unblocking everyone around you by being responsive to their needs.
- Tracking and communicating metrics that indicate healthy progress.
- Dogfooding to positively impact both the design and the quality of the product.
- Demonstrating via a variety of mediums to internal and external audiences the value of your end product.
Required Basic Qualifications:
- BS degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent work experience
- 3-5 years of experience in designing or developing software.
Preferred Basic Qualifications:
- Track record in shipping software.
- Passion for the customer experience.
- Evidence of successful direct customer engagements.
- Experience with cross-group collaboration.
- Knowledge of application development with Visual Studio targeting multiple Microsoft platforms.
- Awareness of the competitive landscape.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Enthusiastic desire to grow, learn, improve, and in general be a better professional.
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