Do you have a passion for building solutions that solve the most challenging customer scenarios, translating these solutions into measurable engineering impact and product improvement? Do you enjoy working with some of Microsoft’s largest customers and partners? Do you have a record of accomplishment employing strong business and architectural skills, navigating difficult engineering problems, orchestrating the envisioning and delivery of innovative solutions that generate and accelerate business value? Are you a change agent and leader capable of driving change and adoption across a broad base of teams, groups, customers, and communities? Do you want to open new markets and lead the emergence of intelligence in the Cloud? If so, this role might be ideal for you.
The Azure Global Engineering team in Australia is seeking a Senior Program Manager with a passion for customers and partners in the Defence and Intelligence sector, the talent to handle big, complex engineering challenges and the drive to guide success of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform in Australia, New Zealand and across our FVEY partners. Our team focuses on the biggest challenges and barriers to adoption of Microsoft Azure, we systematically identify enablers of innovation and we work to ensure that every customer, with every type of system or sensitivity of data can drive their digital transformation on the Microsoft Azure platform.
**This technical role will join the Australian Azure Global team to be focused on:**
+ Driving the business case for deployment of services, expansion of regions and infrastructure that will strengthen Microsoft Azure’s leadership as the trusted cloud provider
+ Driving engineering relationships alongside field-based engineering resources, customers and partners to fully understand and learn from the customer experience end-to-end on the Azure platform as well as input to the development of new offerings.
+ Accelerate our strategic customer adoption of the Microsoft Azure platform by bringing deep technical experience, program and project management ability, stakeholder management skills, and ability to work at executive level across our customers leveraging your technical expertise.
+ Contribute directly into the engineering product teams, helping to ensure Azure is well aligned with the most compelling workloads and scenarios for the Defence and Intelligence community.
**The ideal candidate must have:**
+ Minimum of 5+ years of industry experience working in the Defence and Intelligence market with an emphasis on sensitive and classified workloads.
+ Experience in customer facing roles as well as engagement with engineering and product development teams
+ Experience with Government Accreditation requirements and frameworks
+ Success leading discussions with senior customer and partner executives
+ Ability to think and operate broadly, driving key decisions and implementations
+ Strength in identifying and translating abstract customer scenarios and workloads into concrete product refinements
+ Strong credibility, previous track record in engaging with the Defence and Intelligence Community
+ Presentation experience, public speaking skills and strong communication abilities; and a growth mindset with a desire to experiment, learn and adapt to challenging situations team management experience.
**Mandatory requirements for the role include:**
+ A current Australian Security Clearance Minimum NV1 – Australian Citizenship is a mandatory requirement for this role.
+ Significant Experience in the Defence and Intelligence community, with an understanding of Military mission capability, Space, GEOINT and of cybersecurity and/or security challenges for this community.
**Desired technical skills for this role include:**
+ Solid solution architecture and technical skills to deliver deep technical content and bridge that technical knowledge to mature, business discussions at executive level
+ Familiarity with Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services technical architectures
+ Success in this role depends on collaboration with generalists and specialists in Microsoft engineering as well as the Microsoft field and delivery teams (including partners, services, and business development).
This role will be based in Canberra, Australia. Moderate travel will be required (20-30%).
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check every two years.
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