Job Description


Are you an expereinced Product Manager ready to support the largest and most complex customers in their journey to the cloud? Azure is the fastest growing business in Microsoft’s history and is the foundation of Microsoft’s commercial Cloud Services. Azure differentiates itself as the only hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud that has a true hybrid story. The Azure Core Team (Networking, Compute, Storage) is responsible for accelerating our most strategic customers’ adoption of Microsoft Azure by connecting our technical experience, along with our customers’ vision and challenges directly to the engineering product teams, and as a result help to ensure Azure is the most compelling solution on the market. We work across the broad range of Azure technologies understanding customer scenarios, cloud patterns and adoption blockers.


As we drive to be the leading cloud platform in the world, the Azure Core Team is hiring an exceptional Product Manager to help support our most complex and challenging customers and engineering programs in the United States Federal Government landscape.


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. #azurecorejobs


Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND 2+ years experience in product/service/project/program management or software development
    • OR equivalent experience
  • Experience in cloud-scale solution architecture, software development or delivery.
  • Experience working with public sector entities at the federal level.
  • Understanding of cloud computing technologies and business drivers.

Other Qualifications


Security Clearance Requirements: Candidates must be able 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:

  • The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret Clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with Polygraph. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate U.S. Government clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.
  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
  • Citizenship & Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of U.S. citizenship due to citizenship-based legal restrictions. Specifically, this position supports United States federal, state, and/or local United States government agency customers and is subject to certain citizenship-based restrictions where required or permitted by applicable law. To meet this legal requirement, citizenship will be verified via a valid passport.


Preferred/Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in cloud-scale solution architecture, software development or delivery.
  • Understanding of business and technology related strategy.
  • Demonstrated customer focus and end-to-end thinking across teams and experiences.
  • Track record of high-quality, self-directed, timely execution, and attention to detail.
  • Experience in relationship management across diverse multi-national/multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate effective time and deliverable management.
  • Highly effective collaboration and team building skills.

Product Management IC3 – The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 – $182,600 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 $120,900 – $198,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here



  • Understands how their feature (e.g., product, service) fits into the product or service area.
  • Partners with colleagues to establish clarity of the root problem with the customer.
  • Learns how to ensure alignment between the customer, the market, and the goals and strategy of Microsoft.
  • Begins to collaborate with others (e.g., Software Engineering [SWE], Hardware Engineering [HWE], Product Marketing, Design) to ensure that they can satisfy customer requirements.
  • Drives and tracks Key Results as assigned and learns to understand one or more success criteria and performance metrics (e.g., Objectives and Key Results [OKRs], Key Performance Indicators [KPIs] such as engagement, usage, acquisition, revenue, profitability, and in project features) and provides clarity on fundamentals (e.g., quality, privacy, security, compliance, accessibility, cost of goods sold [COGS]) of a feature (e.g., product, service)
  • Assists in collaborating with others to determine features or experiences to prioritize in the roadmap that will support achievement of success criteria and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
  • Understands how their own feature (e.g., product, service) roadmap integrates with the general roadmap.
  • Learns how to prioritize the backlog, work with Software Engineering (SWE) and Hardware Engineering (HWE) to align on tradeoffs for the feature (e.g., product, service) they own, and partner with Product Marketing on the disclosure of the roadmap.
  • Assists in partnering with others (e.g., Data Science, Software Engineering [SWE], Hardware Engineering [HWE], User Research) to collect performance metrics (e.g., key performance indicators [KPIs] such as engagement, usage, acquisition, revenue, and in-project features), monitor and report on progress (e.g., business reviews), and derive insights that lead to productive courses of action to improve product/feature development, iteration, and implementation.

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