Senior Program Manager

Posted 16 May 2023
Job type Permanent
Discipline Information Technology

Company's Benefits

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development 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

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

Job Description

The Infrastructure Planning and Acquisition (IPA) organization is seeking a Senior Program Manager for our Front Door function, covering new region launch and existing region expansion planning.  This role is responsible for managing cross functional infrastructure strategy and plans to support our rapidly scaling global data center infrastructure. This role will program manage strategy and planning forMicrosoft’s new cloud region launches and regional expansions. The right candidate will drive clarity and decisions on infrastructure sourcing signals by integrating with Azure, Finance, and Infrastructure acquisition teams, including land, power, network, and data center leasing and acquisition.

This role is part of a critical function that will be accountable for driving critical infrastructure decisions making sure all inputs are adequately captured and analysed.  This role will focus on:

  • Analysis of regional demand and supply inputs and variances to support long term decisions

  • Coordinating and driving infrastructure decisions on a timely manner

  • Identifying data needs, collecting required data, and providing the analysis to expedite decision making

  • Coordinating with finance on financial analysis and decision alignment

  • Program managing inputs to planning of new cloud regions

  • Understanding and clarifying key constraints to deploying new regions in a timely manner


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience in cross functional program management, especially in a strategy, planning and decision-making environment

  • 5+ years’ experience in data and analysis for decision making 

  • 5+ years demonstrated experience leading and managing a business-critical function

  • BS/BA degree required;

  • Ability to communicate and present complex analysis at the executive levels for alignment and decision making

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills to drive projects, and build buy-in and support 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ year program management experience driving mission critical cross functional infrastructure projects with end to end dependencies

  • Experience in planning cloud specific infrastructure


  • Manage the new and existing expansion cloud region strategy and planning processes

  • Coordinate inputs for planning of new region launches and existing region expansions across infrastructure acquisition and Azure

  • Manage the infrastructure decision process to drive decisions on time and in alignment with our strategy

  • Drive close collaboration with planning and execution teams to resolve infrastructure problems

  • Perform Data analysis as required for driving infrastructure decisions