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Microsoft UK • United Kingdom

Senior Technical Program Manager

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description


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.

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.

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.


  • 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.
  • Directly shape the strategy for delivery of Microsoft cloud capabilities and growth throughout live and forthcoming Regions throughout EMEA.
  • 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 principals and region designs based on data-focused analysis. Engages in active risk management (proactive and reactive) to identify risks and propose mitigations.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering AND experience in engineering, data analysis, or product development OR equivalent experience

  • Experience in cross functional program management, especially in a strategy, planning and decision-making environment
  • Experience working with physical infrastructure in some capacity.
  • Experience in data and analysis for decision making

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

  • Bachelor’s Level Degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft’s regional datacenter and network architecture
  • Experience in planning cloud specific infrastructure
  • Experience in 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

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.

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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