Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Job Title: Program Manager

Job Details - Microsoft Careers: "Program Manager: Are you a techno-minded visionary with a passion for seeing possibilities and making it happen? Come join the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group in the space between the possible and the future, influencing platform decisions and architectural adoption with the largest Independent Software Vendors. You will articulate the benefits of Microsoft .NET enabled products, such as Windows client/server families, Smart Client, Office, and .NET Enterprise Server product lines, to high profile ISV developers and customers. You’ll lead technical meetings between executives at the highest levels, work very closely with super-talented product groups, and have the satisfaction of having helped ISVs deliver superior products built with Microsoft .NET technology. Your responsibilities include leveraging your strong understanding of ISVs to deliver product strategy, architecture assessments and mutual technology partnerships. Leveraging this knowledge and your extensive application development experience, you will orchestrate teams in both companies to build better products. You’ll develop strategy and execute tactics to align the product offerings of both companies resulting in measurable development initiatives. The results of your efforts should be shipping products which exploit and differentiate the .NET platform, nurture educated developers and grow healthy industry vertical segment partnerships.

Qualifications include:

Application Architecture - Strong .NET/Windows based architecture and development skills. Candidate for this position must have an excellent understanding of Microsoft Platform and Development Tools. The person should have a good working knowledge of enterprise application architectures in areas such as COM/COM+, ASP.net, Web Services, SQL, XML, and Smart Clients or equivalent competitive stack;

Software Development Experience - Strong understanding of software development lifecycle and methodology. Experience in the development and shipping commercial ISV applications will be a strong consideration. Strong Project Management experience preferred

General requirements - Candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated public speaking experience. Candidate should exhibit experience and poise required to work effectively with CXOs. Experience working with Public Sector and/or Education ISVs a plus. 8 years of professional work experience with at least 4 years experience developing commercial applications required. MCSD certification or equivalent knowledge desired. Must be able to travel 25% and work independently. "

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