Senior Technical Program Manager - Artificial Intelligence & Datacenters

    • Microsoft Corporation
  • Redmond, WA
  • Posted 28 days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
USD 117,200.00 - 229,200.00 per year
Full Time


Web portals
Program management
Technical Support
Organizational skills
Data center design
Project management
Data centers
Data Analysis
Product development
Cloud computing
IT program management
Internal communications
Integrated circuit
Artificial intelligence
Regulatory Compliance
Process improvement
Root cause analysis
Project delivery
Software deployment

Job Details

Microsoft Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the team behind the cloud. CO+I is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and deliver trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high-energy individual to help build the network that powers the world's largest online services.

The Senior Technical Program Manager - Artificial Intelligence & Datacenters is responsible for driving strategic projects to ensure successful deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Graphics Processing Units (GPU) capacity at Microsoft leased datacenters. This role will partner closely with the Data Center Engineering (DCE) team to assess engineering feasibility, bring clarity to AI/GPU deployment requirements and drive standardization. This role is responsible for establishing a robust technical assessment and deployment process to retrofit AI/GPU racks at existing leased datacenters. This role will partner with stakeholders to assess technical risks and resolve issues in a timely manner to minimize the business impact.

In partnership with the Data Center Engineering (DCE), this role is responsible for supporting pilot deployment of custom high-density racks at leased datacenters including coordination with the lease providers on technical feasibility.

This role will provide program management, technical support, and overall leadership for strategic projects and as well as driving process improvements to improve related Objectives & Key Results (OKRs).

The role of the Senior Technical Program Manager - Artificial Intelligence & Datacenters requires communication and organizational skills, the ability to self-direct, a background in datacenter design, engineering, controls, and operational requirements and an emphasis on project management, and datacenter lease market experience.

We are not looking for people who know it all, we are looking for people who want to learn it all. We value the input of people who aren't afraid to continuously learn and embrace mistakes as they improve both our services and themselves. If you are excited by this type of challenge and you love to work in groups of people who are similarly excited: come join us as a Senior Technical Program Manager - Artificial Intelligence & Datacenters!

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

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/Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree AND 4+ years experience in engineering, product/technical program management, data analysis, or product development
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years working in the datacenter industry
  • 2+ years experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team projects

Other 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.

Preferred/Additional Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of experience in engineering and technical program management
  • 8+ years' experience managing cross functional and/or cross-team projects
  • Proven collaborator, working closely with multiple teams and subject matter experts
  • Experience leading complex negotiations/initiatives to successful completion

Technical Program Management IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $117,200 - $229,200 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $153,600 - $250,200 per year.

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Microsoft will accept applications for the role until July 24, 2024.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.



  • In partnership with stakeholders, drive strategic projects to ensure business meets the targeted AI/GPU capacity commitments.
  • Own the successful delivery of your organization's OKRs (Objective and Key Results) related to AI/GPU technical compliance and deployment.
  • Define and launch the rack deployment process for new leases and as well as retrofits at existing lease sites.
  • Drive technical projects from requirements through launch, including managing complex project schedules, removing roadblocks, and keeping processes running smoothly.
  • Analyze data to identify, prototype, and drive the implementation of technical and process improvements to increase the predictability, agility, and quality of our capacity deployment systems.
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for project delivery delays caused by technical scope gaps and drive deployment of solutions that can be socialized globally across lease projects.
  • Apply a growth-mindset philosophy to day-to-day tasks and ensure that any deficiencies identified within the processes/framework are addressed and improvements are implemented.
  • Report project progress, risk matrix, delays, root causes and mitigations as required.

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