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Microsoft UK • London, United Kingdom

Regional IT Lifecycle Program Manager - Data Bearing Devices

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description


Microsoft Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO&I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I Regional IT Lifecycle Program Manager - Data Bearing Devices for Data Bearing Device Programs, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform..

Empower Billions!

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our foundation is built upon and 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.

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.

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.



As a Regional IT Lifecycle Program Manager - Data Bearing Devices your performance objectives include:

  • Empower a culture of safety, security, and compliance in all aspects of datacenter operations
  • Forecast, manage, and report Data Bearing Device Destruction (DBD) OPEX and CAPEX budgets to leadership and finance
  • Develop and manage DBD Management and Destruction procedures
  • Develop and manage DBD metrics for supporting leadership and Data Center Operations teams
  • Define and manage DBD hardware deployments for the improvement of DBD Destruction and Chain of custody
  • Operationalize new hardware and tooling deployments for the improvement of DBD Destruction and Chain of custody
  • Partner with CO+I Engineering teams to provide technical requirements and process expertise related to Data Bearing Device tooling requirements and enhancements
  • Partner with DC Operations, DC Physical Security, DC EHS and CO+I Assurance to ensure all DBD processes, hardware and tooling changes approved and supported
  • Learn, live, and coach the One Microsoft culture and values. Lead through change by bringing clarity, generating energy, and delivering success


Required Qualifications:

  • Good years program management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering Information Systems, Business, or equivalent

Background Check 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 Qualifications

  • Strong aptitude for analytic thinking and solution development
  • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with forecasting and statistical concepts
  • Proven capabilities to drive positive business results through cross-group collaboration and partnerships
  • Executive level communication experience (written and verbal)
  • Ability to interact with diverse technical and non-technical groups spanning all organizational levels
  • Ability to deliver results in an ambiguous and evolving business environment

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. 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.

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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