Microsoft Corporation Senior Program Manager in Canberra, Australia

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 handling the most complex security and compliance requirements? 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.

Responsibilities

The Azure Global Engineering team for Australia is seeking a Senior Program Manager with a passion for customers and partners, the talent to handle big, complex engineering challenges and the drive to guide success of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform in Australia and New Zealand. 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:

  • Sustaining and advancing the security assurance of all Azure services deployed in Australia for local IRAP certification in partnership with Microsoft global compliance and security teams

  • Drive the business case for deployment of services, regions and infrastructure that will strengthen Microsoft Azure’s leadership as the trusted cloud provider

  • Drive 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.

  • Providing security architectural guidance for solutions on Azure through engagement with security, risk and compliance personnel in customers and partners

  • Creating and communicating knowledge of:

  • Information security compliance and assurance processes for Australia & New Zealand government and regulated sectors

  • Cybersecurity controls and frameworks for deployment of secure enclaves, gateways and restricted administration environments.

  • Mission-critical legacy platform modernization

As Microsoft continues to expand global infrastructure to serve the needs of Australia and New Zealand, you will help to accelerate our strategic customer's adoption of the Microsoft Azure platform. You’ll do that by bringing your deep technical experience in cybersecurity and compliance, your program and project management ability, your stakeholder management skills and your technical expertise. You will contribute directly into the engineering product teams, helping to ensure Azure is well aligned with the most compelling workloads and scenarios from each sector. As a Senior PM your primary responsibility is to work within defined sectors with a select set of customers and partners to guide initiatives.

Qualifications

  • A current Australian PV Security Clearance including Australian Citizenship is a mandatory requirement for this role.

  • More than 5 years experience in cybersecurity and/or security compliance

The ideal candidate will have:

  • experience in customer facing roles as well as engagement with engineering and product development teams; and

  • success leading discussions with senior customer and partner executives; and

  • the ability to think and operate broadly, driving key decisions and implementation; and

  • strength in identifying and translating abstract customer scenarios and workloads into concrete product refinements; and

  • strong credibility to engage on cybersecurity threats, risks and countermeasures; and

  • 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. Although this role is an individual within a team, you will need to assemble, guide and lead ad-hoc project teams

Desired technical skills for this role include:

  • Deep understanding of Australian Information Security Manual (ISM), Australian Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) Standards, ISO 27001, PCI and SOC

  • Ability to perform threat and risk assessment, interpret and communicate compliance controls across multiple layers of a cloud platform and application architecture

  • Solid solution architecture and cybersecurity technical skills—you will need to be able 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 architecture and implementation of security controls

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. 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 every two years.

  • Australian Government Positive Vet Clearance, including the prerequisite of Australian citizenship.

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.

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