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Senior Technical Program Manager

Microsoft Dubai, United Arab Emirates Posted: 18 Mar 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Hybrid


  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional


Microsoft’s Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. We deliver the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft, from Azure to AI. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of hundreds of data centers, managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.  The Region Design and Technology team is at the forefront of designing and driving regional launch, expansion, and evolution. Our global team works with a broad range of disciplines to craft and implement design principals and the newest technologies. As a Senior Technical Program Manager on the EMEA Region Design team, you will be responsible for creating long term designs for the launch of new Cloud Regions in our EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East & Africa), expansion of our existing regions, and implementation of new technologies and requirements into the regions.  To create optimal designs, you will partner with multiple engineering groups (both physical and software), finance, land, energy, and network teams to ensure we meet our customer requirements, design principals, and financial targets Once the design is completed, you will be responsible for getting alignment and approval of the region design across multiple disciplines both inside and outside of CO+I. Once a plan is in execution, you will proactively monitor the region for risk to the design and engage cross-functional teams for resolution. 


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering AND 2+ years experience in engineering, data analysis, or product development OR equivalent experience 
  • 5+ years’ experience in cross functional program management, especially in a strategy, planning and decision-making environment
  • 5+ years’ experience working with physical infrastructure in some capacity.
  • 5+ years’ experience in data and analysis for decision making 

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of a Hyperscale Clouds data center and network architecture 
  • Experience in planning cloud specific infrastructure. 
  • 2+ years demonstrated experience leading and managing a business-critical function. 
  • 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.   


  • Directly shape the strategy for delivery of Microsoft cloud capabilities and growth throughout live and forthcoming Regions throughout EMEA. 
  • Partners with infrastructure teams to create Region Designs for new AI & Azure Regions and for expansion of existing Regions. 
  • Implements the latest principals and technologies into Region Designs. 
  • Proactively monitors regions for risk in executing designs. Collaborates across the organization for resolution. 
  • Leads and coordinates cross-functional team efforts to drive engineering solutions to technical challenges and deliver quality solutions to committed schedules and project plans. 
  • Creates relationships to drive orchestration and integration efforts to implement design principals and technologies. Collaborates and coordinates across organizations to ensure approval and alignment of Region designs. 
  • Translates the needs of the organization and other teams into region design principles and region designs based on data-focused analysis. Engages in active risk management (proactive and reactive) to identify risks and propose mitigations.  
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    • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans.
    • Hybrid workplace model for work-life balance.
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