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Principal Technical Product Manager - Microsoft - Redmond, WA

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Company: Microsoft

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We're the future! As we expand compute, we're applying the latest in gaming technology to our growing Azure cloud capabilities. Be part of a new business stand-up and help us expand our strategic global industries with thought leadership in key technologies such as distributed large scale gaming, cloud-based telemetry, and mapping. Lead the team in the delivery of advanced projects and push the art-of-the-possible with Azure. Microsoft’s mission empowers every person and organization on the planet to achieve their potential, and we strive to make Azure the go-to cloud for every industry and customer. Join us and build the future of global computing and connectivity!


We are looking for a seasoned Technical Product Leader who has a passion and proven track record for developing great games, along with a desire to work on leading edge of simulation and deep learning to enable better strategic and tactical decision making for real-world, global scale problems.



Successful candidate for this role will have a broad game development product leadership experience and world-class software engineering and SDLC skills. You will be the product leader on a team focused on creating the core technologies and products enabling a new type of gaming based experience leveraging Microsoft Gaming and Cloud technologies, as well as strategic partnerships. This is a rare opportunity to get in at the beginning and help shape the foundation of a brand new game experience, collaborating with industry leading cloud, game studio and game services leaders across Microsoft. Successful candidates will have a track record of shipping quality software and also excel at communicating effectively within a growing organization.

Required Qualifications

· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.

· 7+ years of professional software engineering experience, leading multi-discipline teams.

· Minimum 2 full project cycles of experience managing at a Technical Product Leader or Program Manager or Technical Director capacity, running a large franchise project in the gaming industry, with deep experience in at least one of the following areas:

· Modeling: schema and flow for capturing and modeling entities in 2D/3D time-based simulation

· Terrain data modeling and geospatial integration for Land/Air/Space large-scale simulations

· Distributed game engine implementation


Desired Qualifications

· 5+ years of technical leadership experience with multiple shipped titles.

· 5+ years of people and team leadership experience in software product development or product management

· Experience driving work across programming, art, and design disciplines.

· Recruit and develop the best technical and business talent in the industry.

· Strong understanding of software development processes and product management methodologies.

· Strong collaborator who can engage effectively with Technical leaders to solve problems of high technical complexity and scale in game development context

· Multi-disciplinary background and can engage effectively with marketing, PR, sales, QA, CS, Localizations, Tech, AV, CRM, etc. Leading the Technical aspects of the game is only part of the job, you'll need to collaborate with all kinds of diverse groups and people, both internal teams and development studios within the video game industry. You will only be as successful as your relationship with the development teams allows you

· Ability to identify risks early and often and suggest mitigation strategies that are thought through and consider multiple paths to a solution. Facilitator who clear roadblocks in front of your team or the development team

· Demonstrated leadership responsibility for delivery of a technically demanding product, in a team environment, from idea conception through launch.

· Comfortable with understanding applications of AI and Reinforcement Learning in general, especially as applied to agent-based modeling or simulation contexts

· Experience in communicating with customers, technical, regulatory, business teams, and management to collect requirements, describe product features, and technical designs.

· Understanding of live services and the complexities of running a live product.

· Passion and broad knowledge of project management and product process.

· Business owner/operator mindset


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.


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.


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