Microsoft Corporation Program Manager II - SR PM in Suzhou, China

Program Manager II or Sr.PM for Bing's Language Understanding Team

– STCA Suzhou

Group Overview

As part of the Microsoft Bing team, we analyze various user intent explicitly or implicitly, apply state-of-art machine learning algorithms, Natural Language Processing technologies, so as to enhance the language understanding capability of Cortana and Bots, as well as Bing, which ultimately improve user satisfaction for these Microsoft products. We have the most brilliant talent working on algorithms, and the most innovative engineers design and deliver the best user experience. Join us, you are joining a team passionate for the leading-edge technology and innovative products worldwide.

Roles & Responsibilities

We are looking for a Program Manager II or Senior Program Manager who is passionate about providing the best search experience and intelligent assistant experience for our users, and has the aptitude to succeed in a rapid development environment to deliver a top-notch NLP service/platform.

As a Program Manager, you will work with your counterpart development team to define product roadmap, metrics, project plan, and drive rapid development cycle to ship core Language Understanding algorithm improvements.

• You will be responsible for conducting analysis on internal/external partner team's requirements and user scenarios, as well as driving an aggressive schedule to deliver progress/enhancement to the current NLP model life cycle management platform which is being used across Bing & Cortana.

• You will need to work closely with colleagues in our US headquarters to manage inter-dependency of the projects.

• You will also work with peer program managers as well as Microsoft Research researchers on driving product and technology innovations.

• You must have strong core program management skills - understanding the search industry and internet user behavior, being analytical and detailed-oriented, having a proven track record of effectively leading small teams to deliver products, and fluent written and oral communication in English.

Required Qualifications

You must possess a strong computer science or mathematical background, a good grasp of software engineering principles, exceptional problem solving skills and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in delivering large scale software solutions.

A demonstrated ability to come up to speed quickly on a new technical domain and be a user advocate at the same time is presumed. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, written communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment distributed across geographical locations are very important.

Knowledge and experience in any of the following areas is a strong plus:

Software Platform Development, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, SQL/scripting languages.

This position is located in Suzhou, China.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

You will be required to pass Microsoft background checks prior to the start of employment and periodically thereafter. Further details regarding this process will be provided in follow up correspondence. Development (engineering)