Senior Program Manager

    Microsoft Corporation
    Redmond, WA

    Job Description

    Job Description:

    Do you believe that data can power Microsoft's growth? Do you wake up thinking how to drive data safety & responsibility into a company-wide Data Culture? If these big expectations appeal to you, then read on.

    Core Services Engineering & Operations Data (CSEO Data Team) is a division within Core Services Engineering responsible for the data agenda inside Microsoft's Digital Transformational strategy. Our mission is to raise the overall Data Quotient for Microsoft. We are seeking a top-notch senior PM to join our Data Governance team and drive the creation of data standards and related playbooks that raise the overall Data Governance bar across Microsoft. The successful candidate will leverage her or his previous data governance and six sigma skills to define, measure, and implement repeatable processes & compliance reporting that the whole company can use to accelerate Microsoft's overall Data Governance maturity. Understanding the discipline of data governance is a must, as well as deep experience in people change management. The best candidate will have direct experience having implemented divisional data governance within Microsoft and/or peer companies. Moreover, the ability to partner and influence other business leaders, change teams, architects, and engineering teams is core requirement. Clear demonstration of having navigated a complex, highly matrixed organization like Microsoft is highly desired.

    Qualifications and experience include:

    10 years of industry experience with Engineering systems and process

    7 years' experience implementing Data Governance at highly matrixed organizations

    5+ years of experience performing or driving Data Governance practices, such as those from DAMA or SEI's Data Management Maturity Model (DMM)

    5+ years as Six Sigma belted; 3yrs as a six-sigma black belt

    2+ years' experience with PowerBI, SQL, & Power BI

    Hands on experience leading data projects to measure and improve the quality of data for key enterprise data assets

    Ability to lead with business value and clearly measure and articulate business impact

    Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

    Strong cross-group collaboration skills

    Effective in presenting to executive stakeholders with a flair for story telling

    Bachelor's degree in Information Systems (or related study), Finance, or Engineering preferred.

    CDMP, DAMA, or SEI DMM certified professionals preferred.

    For tag-based searches:

    EIM, Enterprise Information Management, Enterprise Data Management, Data Management, Data Strategy, Data Quality Management, Data Governance, Master Data Management, Non-Invasive Data Governance, Modern Data Governance

    Primary Job Functions/ActivitiesPercentage of Time

    Data Policy, standards, data controls, and measurement


    Stakeholder management, change management, customer feedback, executive management


    Fiscal planning, quarterly planning, budgeting & budget management, reporting, ITLC milestone reviews, staff meetings, QBRs, MBRs


    Career Model CompetenciesProficiency Level

    Analytical Problem Solving


    Building Customer/Partner Relationships




    Cross-Boundary Collaboration


    Preferred (Ideal to Have)

    Certified Data Management Professional

    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.

    Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

    Posting ID: 558253572Posted: 2020-05-21