Microsoft Corporation Sr Program Manager_CAT in Shanghai, China

Role Purpose “Cloud” is a fundamental transformation that will have a profound impact on most aspects of the IT industry. Cloud technologies will also impact China in many ways. If you are interested in working directly with customers and engineering, helping to architect and work on some of the largest and most complex private and hybrid cloud projects on the Microsoft platform in China - Microsoft China Cloud Group Customer Advisory Team (CAT) is the best place for you. To align with Microsoft's digital transformation strategy, CAT team's mission and focus is on Accelerating the Adoption of public, and hybrid cloud solutions based upon Microsoft Azure intelligent cloud platform and technologies - providing architecture design pattern, guidance, recommendations and product best practice to customers and solution partners, Serving The Engineering - helping engineering component teams to understand customer scenarios, requirements, hot topics, key issues and opportunities for new features and functionality, and Ecosystem Enablement - creating technical best practice blogs, whitepapers, books and other materials and delivering through various channels (i.e. marketplace, media, workshop, conference) that help nourish internal & external ecosystem technical readiness. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about cloud computing (Public, Hybrid), has deep technical knowledge of Microsoft Azure platform & its? IaaS/PaaS workloads and is comfortable engaging with customers and communicating with senior executives and technical architects, clearly able to discuss and present technical solutions to business problems.


To be successful in this challenging position, you must be able to combine both technical depth and experience with business and strategic thinking, customer focusing, exceptional cross-group collaboration and effective communication and presentation skills. The job position is expected to be based in China and will report to CAT PM Manager located in Shanghai. You will be a self-starter, comfortable working remotely from your team / from your line manager and be willing to travel to locations across country at least 30`40% of the time. You should also expect to travel to and attend meetings and events in the United States at least once per year.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

1) Essential Experience Strong matrix-management skills and the ability to deal effectively in ambiguous and dynamic environments are a basic requirement. The ability to work proactively across different internal groups and have positive influence with various internal and external contacts is also critical to this position.

2) Technical/Functional Skills The ideal candidate will have detailed technical knowledge and experience of Microsoft Azure public cloud platform and technology and will be able to clearly articulate how to leverage these technologies to build a private, hybrid and service provider (hosted) cloud solution.

3) Personal Attributes/Interpersonal Skills Great communication and presentation skills. Fast learning, passionate about technology and in driving for results. Self-driven and self-motivated, ability/willingness to travel extensively (30-40% of the time).

Qualifications: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Outstanding collaboration skills in order to partner effectively across all levels of the organization. Strong leadership skills to influence and drive change in our product strategies and roadmap. Deep technical knowledge in Windows Server, System Center and the Windows Azure Pack Experience architecting cloud solutions and/or a strong consulting background Understanding of Virtualization, Systems Management, Private / Public Cloud technologies including all layers of the Cloud stack (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) a PLUS Must be able to distill complex requirements into actionable feedback to key stakeholders 5+ years' experience as a program manager, technical architect or similar role 3+ years' experience with Cloud-based technologies Bachelor/Master?s degree in Computer Science or related disciplines, or equivalent work experience. Special Requirements/Additional Information e.g.

Language Skills; Windows Server, System Center and Windows Azure Stack Software development skills (especially) in PowerShell are an advantage; Open source experience of cloud service development and/or solution architecture Effective communication skills in Chinese and English languages. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity