Job Description


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 and we need you as a Power Harvesting Program Manager (PHPM) with the primary focus at increasing Infrastructure Utilization Effectiveness (IUE)  by being a key member of Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) in the capacity analysis and optimization of the IT capacity, working closely with Electrical Engineers, Planning Organizations, and Critical Environment Field Service Engineer.


Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I PHPM, you will perform a key role in delivering data center capacity for core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft’s online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform.


By enabling data center capacity through increased Infrastructure Utilization Effectiveness (IUE) and Power Harvesting (PH), you will lead the In-Fill program enabling fragmented capacity for our customers in our existing fleet.  As a group, CO+I is focused on the personal and professional development for all employees and offers trainings and growth opportunities including Career Rotation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion trainings and events, and professional certifications.


With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our datacenter design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider.

Do you want to empower billions across the world? Come and join us in CO+I and be at the forefront of the action!



Microsoft reviews all applications that meet the below Required Qualifications.

For this role, you are welcome to apply if you meet the following Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent AND industry experience.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting electrical and/or mechanical drawings.
  • Expert with Microsoft Office products to include; power point, excel, office, visio, PowerBI, project professional, and Teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Data Center exposure/experience to operations, planning, and engineering.
  • Experience in leading vteams developing and launching scalable programs leveraging technology, tooling, and business processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous situations and across organizational boundaries
  • Willingness to adapt quickly to shifting business priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and high commitment to accuracy and auditing
  • Great curiosity and willingness to question
  • High level of independent thinking, integrity, ingenuity, results-orientation, self-motivation, bias for action, and resourcefulness in a fast-paced environment
  • Have a deep desire to work collaboratively & solve problems with groups
  • Get excited by the challenge of hard technical problems
  • Solve problems by always leading with deep passion and empathy for customers
  • Technical College degree in Computer Science, Math, Telecommunications, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related field.


As a successful Power Harvesting Project Manager, your success will be measured by:


Core Responsibilities:

  • Deliver against established Objective Key Results (OKRs) through innovative approaches to power harvesting against a set of constraints.
  • Prioritize workload based on customer needs and achievement of established OKRs.
  • Manage the development of scope, schedule, and cost for projects to include coordination of vendors onsite and execute to completion. PH PMs are accountable for the projects end to end.
  • Develop solutions through partnership of key stakeholders, leveraging of SMEs, and conduct individual contributions as part of the deliverables.
  • Manages the assigned projects or programs to meet service delivery objectives and escalates to appropriate stakeholders to remove obstacles.
  • Manages the assigned projects or programs to meet service delivery objectives and escalates to appropriate stakeholders to remove obstacles.
  • Leverage supply chain professionals to manage relationships with clients and suppliers to ensure that all expectations are clarified, understood, documented, and met.
  • Build relationships of key stakeholder teams and leverage their business forums to ensure alignment of project deliverables allowing the team to scale.


Power Harvesting Work Environment

  • Shares best practices; assists others in learning role, process, procedures.
  • Collaborate and engage with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across CO+I and engineering groups to gain program / project insights. Leverage and synthesize these insights to develop and operationalize solutions that mitigate our customer gaps.
  • Seeks training opportunities that meet the interest of the business as well as own career goals and objectives.
  • Suggests ways for reducing risk of performing retrofit projects; works with others to accommodate scheduling needs.
  • Suggests improvements in implementation based on depth of understanding.
  • Contributes to a positive team environment by learning and adopting best practices.
  • Contributes constructively during team meetings and in cross-discipline collaborations within the service team.
  • Recognizes priority of team success over individual achievement.
  • Collaborates and negotiates effectively with others and seeks guidance from management to identify delegates to deliver results.



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