Senior Technical Product Manager

The Azure Sphere team at Microsoft is looking for a Product Manager who can help drive our customer experience and accelerate our platform’s adoption. Azure Sphere’s mission is to empower every organization on the planet to create and connect secure and trustworthy IoT devices. Over 9 billion embedded devices are produced globally each year, and our team is developing a highly secured end-to-end solution to connect these devices to the Internet. Our end-to-end solution consists of Azure Sphere certified silicon, a novel OS architecture built on a Linux kernel, an SDK and developer tools, and the Azure Sphere Security Service.  Together these components provide durable security for IoT devices, and because Microsoft provides ongoing security updates for the OS, this enables our customers to be highly productive in bringing to market IoT solutions to transform their businesses while trusting Microsoft with securing their devices. To learn more, visit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-sphereThe Azure Sphere team believes that innovation is accelerated by a diverse team empowered through a shared commitment to a culture of fearlessness, kindness, and trustworthiness, and grounded in a growth mindset. We are looking for someone who can help us: uphold Azure Sphere and Microsoft’s high product quality standards, by working with engineering teams on exemplary product delivery processes  accelerate adoption and scaling of the platform, via identifying and delivering end-to-end reference solutions integrating Azure Sphere that closely meet our customer ecosystem needs 

 

Responsibilities

  • Discover the problems faced by developers, integrators and operators of IoT device-cloud solutions, by asking clear questions, listening carefully to the answers, and combining the resulting insights with other sources of research and analysis. 
  • Work with engineering teams to propose solutions to these problems that are both usable and technically feasible. 
  • Validate that the solution truly solves the problem for customers, and also meets the needs of the business. 
  • Prioritize these validated solutions in team backlogs based on a broad and nuanced understanding of their likely value and cost. 
  • Work with partners both within Microsoft’s broader IoT portfolio as well as partner ecosystem companies to identify and deliver scalable end-to-end solutions with Azure Sphere at their heart. 
  • Become a recognized team expert in the Azure Sphere platform, able to represent the product to customers and partners including on a technical level as well as its business value. 

Qualifications

Essential:

  • 5+ years of relevant technical leadership experience on a product that includes software engineering.  
  • A BS/MSc in technical field or equivalent technical knowledge.  

Preferred:

  • Experience of working through the full discovery/delivery cycle from initial problem understanding to delivering solutions to market. 
  • Experience with the complex ecosystem involved in IoT/cloud-connected device products, from manufacturing, embedded SW and HW engineering to cloud service development/integration and service operation. 
  • Outstanding ability to discover, understand, and solve technical problems working with customers and partners. 
  • Adaptable to meet dynamic goals in a very agile team. 
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.  

While this role is based in Cambridge, UK, for an exceptional candidate relocation may be offered, and we will consider candidates who wish to work remotely from elsewhere in the UK or Western Europe.  

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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