Microsoft Corporation Senior Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft Azure is the heart of the Microsoft Cloud and as such is critical to our mobile-first, cloud first vision; Azure provides Infrastructure and Platform as a Service options to our customers, including Microsoft Software as a Service offerings. Our enterprise customers expect our cloud to operate with trust and transparency, and a central pillar of this proposition is that we maintain strong and consistent engineering capabilities for security and compliance scaled across hundreds of services running at hyper-scale.

Our team is building the infrastructure and processes to ensure that we can demonstrate the trust and transparency that our customers, regulators and auditors demand. This includes building a scalable, accurate and complete system of asset inventory, engineering requirements and system health. These systems and processes will touch every team in Cloud + AI Platform and will be used not only keep the cloud running securely, but to demonstrate this through evidence. We are replacing traditional IT processes and systems with their hyper-scale equivalents, as well as architecting our security and compliance processes so that they are consumable by our customers.

PMs on this team will work to gracefully meet our obligations today while reimagining how we build hyper-scale infrastructure to ensure trust and transparency. This work requires working across dozens of engineering teams, while understanding the requirements and capabilities of compliance and security teams. This team builds a prioritized view of the major problems we need to solve, and delivers vast improvements month over month. Come define the future of hyper-scale trust with us!


This role must have proven security, communication, and project management skills who can manage and enable the success of projects and drive a cross discipline project to successful completion. The position requires a person that understands and works well with different groups and that can navigate and understand different perspectives and processes. You must be able to work in a fast paced and agile environment. We are looking for someone who has the technical depth required to effectively communicate with SMEs from security, engineering, operations, support, and other disciplines.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Represent Microsoft's security-state over regulatory requirements to external vendors, assessors, external customers and regulatory bodies

  • Select, manage and lead discussions with engineering teams, customers, and external regulators to ensure that compliance obligations are understood and achievable in a fast-paced cloud computing environment

  • Help identify and evolve security monitoring strategy to ensure compliance program keeps pace with Azure‚Äôs rapid growth while reducing the impact on operational teams

  • Facilitate cross company collaboration in regulatory compliance by establishing partnerships with other Microsoft security teams with the overarching goal of improving trust of Microsoft and its products

  • Provide subject matter expertise to internal engineering groups and product teams with understanding of various compliance obligations, and working with them to develop roadmaps to achieve these compliance requirements

  • Influence and provide input into the development of industry security compliance standards as a Microsoft representative and subject matter expert when possible


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Advanced understanding of IT operations techniques and diverse IT architectures; specific knowledge of hyper-scale cloud products is a plus

  • Advanced project management skills: able to deliver cross-group projects and drive change

  • Advanced writing skills: able to clearly articulate ideas for executive level consumption as well as technical staff consumption

  • Advanced problem solving skills: able to use prior experience and knowledge to address new situations

  • Advanced analytical skills: able to use prior experience and knowledge to seamlessly incorporate new knowledge or information

  • Intermediate presentation skills: able to interview engineers on technical subject matter as well as brief executive level stakeholders

  • United States Citizenship

  • CISA, CISSP, ISO 27001 or other compliance related certifications are a plus


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience executing security or compliance program

  • Direct experience with security, compliance and regulatory frameworks- including PCI DSS, ISO 27001, SSAE/SOC 1 and 2,

  • FedRAMP, Privacy, NIST certification and accreditation processes

  • A solid track record of achieving success through teamwork and collaboration, resolving conflict, and measuring results

  • A career trajectory that shows consistent, excellent performance in challenging and evolving roles

Basic Qualifications:

5+ years of experience in program, project or product management.

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 (the person in this position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter).

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 at .

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