Principal Merger & Acquisitions I.T. Integration Manager
Microsoft's Cloud and AI group has a unique opportunity to lead the technical integration of its newly acquired companies into the Microsoft ecosystem. Fueled by the desire to continually enhance existing products or move into new lines of business through acquisition, Microsoft has long been one of the largest serial acquirers in the world. Interested in a dynamic and ever-changing environment, passionate about leading great teams across organizational and company boundaries, and driving growth across Microsoft's core businesses? Then the Microsoft Digital Venture Integration (MSD-VI) team is for you!
The MSD-VI team is an Engineering Program Management team focused on the successful integration of newly acquired companies. The goal of the MSD-VI team is to bring the right people together at the right time to plan and execute for the seamless and friction free integration of an acquired company's people and back-office operations into Microsoft's Core IT technologies and services, while not disrupting either the acquired or the acquirer's business. The team's highly skilled group of professionals coordinate across Microsoft's Cloud and AI group, other Microsoft functional groups and acquired company leadership to ensure the people that come along with any acquisition, the true value enablers in any deal, arrive as excited and productive Microsoft employees on day one. We do this with a team of people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds who continually identify points of engagement, measure outcomes and learn from our customers and partners. The institutional knowledge we build and share because of our experiences working with our own products and services, combined with the culture and technologies that acquired companies bring along amplifies our impact across Microsoft as we help make customer and partners more successful and amplify our own success.
We are hiring a **Principal Program Management leader** to work with highly motivated and talented professionals integrating acquired companies into Microsoft. This is a unique opportunity to use your technical leadership skills and experience cross organizationally and directly affect the future of Microsoft's growth curve. In this position, you will be part of a fun-loving, diverse team that seeks challenges, loves learning and values teamwork. You will collaborate with team members and partners to buildhigh-quality and innovativeintegration strategies and solutions using the latest Microsoft and third-party technologiesin a dynamic and agile environment and haveopportunities to anticipate future technical needs of the team and provide technical leadership to keep raising the bar for delivery satisfaction by reducing friction. You set the standard for delivery excellence and make decisions that consider the use of standardize solutions, data justified cost benefit analysis, and overall impact to the involved businesses and employees. Your solutions are exemplary in terms of design, clarity, efficiency, and extensibility. You tackle intrinsically hard problems; you're interested in learning; and you acquire skills and expertise as needed. Successful candidates will exhibit these various attributes which will enhance their ability to succeed in this position:
+ **Collaboration** - As most strategic and tactical plan development is about working with others, both within an immediate team, as well as across business units and portions of the acquired company, an ability to collaborate effectively is a core competency to have.
+ **Customer Focus** - A focus on delivering customer value and being able to directly tie decisions and actions to that value. Create a strategic integration roadmap and drive it to delight acquired employees.
+ **Drive For Results** - Being able to drive for results, following a problem through to its conclusion, to solve it once and for all, is a skill and ability which a successful Principal Program Management leader should exhibit.
+ **Technical Excellence** - This is not merely knowing the latest and greatest applicable Microsoft technologies, but demonstrating a passion for technology, a curiosity to 'go deep', and an ability to quickly learn, and use that learning to deliver innovations. Technical excellence is rooted in having a strong demonstrable aptitude for problem solving.
+ **Leadership** - A leader's ability to role model the desired attributes of the company's values and culture, coach employees to desired outcomes, and exhibit authentic caring for an employee's needs and desires are fundamental. These leadership skills lead to employees that respect their leadership, love their work, and want to stay with the company. An ability to "model, coach and care" effectively is a core competency to have.
As the Principal Program Management leader, you will be responsible for the following:
+ Maintain and lead a world-class technical program management team.
+ Vision: Understand our customers and stakeholders to build a vision on creating data-driven insights/ integration strategies and solutions/ services to delight customers and employees/ and deliver quantifiable impact
+ Technical Strategy & Plans - Define technical strategy, integration specifications and more importantly, deliver tactically against that same strategy. Ability to be highly agile, experiment, yet still accomplish long-term vision and short-term goals.
+ Technology Roadmap - Ability to interact with diverse technical and non-technical groups spanning all organizational levels to future technical roadmaps. Influencing and leading a high-functioning PM and development teams responsible for critical-path services and tools.
+ Customer Focus and partnership: Communicate effectively and build relationships with our partner teams to understand their scenarios and priorities and translate them to requirements for integration strategies and services. Partner effectively with functional leader counterparts in engineering, PM & Design and outside of our team (Acquiring Product Engineering, Digital, Commerce, HR, Finance, Real Estate) to ensure ongoing alignment, engineering dependencies, and influence the building of solutions within other groups
+ Hands on - Embracing an adaptable and flexible organizational culture and thrives in our fast paced and evolving technology, finding solutions to hard problems at scale and operationalizing them
+ 10+ years of experience supporting the delivery of high scale enterprise solutions in networking, identity services, collaborative services (email, document sharing, remote meeting and chat), CRM, ERP, Commerce and professional services systems.
+ 10+ years of leadership experience, with demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and build results-oriented large direct and matrixed program management teams.
+ **Customer obsession** : Real day-to-day IT systems and services-facing experience and end user empathy. Real-world smart, logical program manager and able to learn new areas quickly and operate in a matrixed environment
+ **Communication and collaboration** : Executive presence and business acumen to win the hearts and minds of technical and business leaders. Ability to generate trust, build alliances across the organization, and orchestrate interdisciplinary teams to the benefit of the acquiring business, the acquired business, and related employees.
+ **Visionary:** Proven ability to shape our long-term strategy and technology choices across the full technology and services stack. Thought leader with a proven track record of bringing structure to ambiguous business problems and use data, logic, and practical experience to decompose them into straightforward, scalable solutions.
+ **Problem-solver** : Problem-solving ranging from conceptualization to implementation. Ability to communicate ideas effectively with executives and engineering teams. Must be able to plan work, and work to a plan adapting as necessary in a rapidly evolving environment. Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
+ **Technical prowess and project management** : Ability to learn and grasp concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment. Experience in IT back-office technology, services and tools, and deep learning in industry. Strong record of delivery in industry.
+ **Bachelor's or Master's** in Management, Computer Science
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) .
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
$117k-174k yearly est.