Datacenter Project Manager - Cloud Operations & Innovation

Posted 17 May 2023
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description


As a Microsoft Datacenter Project Manager (DCPM), you will support the field operations leadership team to operationalize all strategic initiatives consistently at campus level, ensure financial planning and performance reviews in accordance with rhythm of the business calendars and manage scheduling conflicts with stakeholders.

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I DCPM, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform. As a group, CO+I is focused on the personal and professional development for all employees and offers trainings and growth opportunities including Career Rotation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion trainings and events, and professional certifications.

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 200 datacenters in 32 countries and millions of servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our datacenter design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond. 


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent AND 1+ year(s) industry experience with a focus in change management processe

    • OR 2+ years industry experience and college course work with a focus in change management processes

Background Check Requirements: 

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.

While not required, we also look for the following Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ Years’ experience in a 24x7x365 production environment or related experience

  • 5+ Years’ experience in datacenter processes and tooling or related experience

  • 3+ Years’ experience in change control processes

  • ITIL Foundation Certification

  • Technical College degree or certification in Computer Science, Math, Telecommunications, Electrical- or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience



  • Be accountable to provide program governance, leadership, and direction for all projects at the campus level to ensure projects are planned and executed on budget and schedule​.

  • Support the DC Project Manager’s with project estimation, budget management, ROI calculations, formulate project delivery strategies while establishing milestones and schedules​.

  • Maintain and report project status, monitor progress, and act as an escalation point ensuring achievement of intended outcomes.

  • Support the Campus Director with Field Employee communications including town halls, organizing listening sessions, and local campus level communications.

  • Liaise with the Data Center Operational Efficiencies team to ensure campus level financial planning and performance reviews are conducted in accordance to the rhythm of business fiscal calendars and objectives.

  • Support the field operations leadership teams to operationalize all strategic initiatives consistently and effectively at the campus level.​

  • Identify and manage scheduling conflicts working with stakeholders to negotiate implementation dates and schedules across IT, CE, and Facilities teams.

  • In alignment with management priorities, hold self-accountable for the end-to-end service quality, completeness, and resulting customer experience (including but not limited to availability, safety, security, customer service). Support escalation of issues to appropriate owner.

  • Embody our culture and values