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Principal Technical Program Manager

Security represents the most critical priorities for our customers in a world awash in digital threats, regulatory scrutiny, and estate complexity. Microsoft Security aspires to make the world a safer place for all. We want to reshape security and empower every user, customer, and developer with a security cloud that protects them with end to end, simplified solutions.

The Microsoft Security organization accelerates Microsoft’s mission and bold ambitions to ensure that our company and industry is securing digital technology platforms, devices, and clouds in our customers’ heterogeneous environments, as well as ensuring the security of our own internal estate. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world.

If you are passionate about AI and machine learning in cybersecurity, eager to drive cutting-edge research projects that will shape the future of security, and have a solid business sense with the ability to build strategic relationships, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are the Microsoft Security AI and Research team, a group of dedicated and innovative experts specializing in applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to cybersecurity research. We stand at the forefront of revolutionizing cybersecurity solutions in a rapidly evolving digital landscape where cyber threats persistently challenge the boundaries of security. We are looking for **Principal Technical Program Manager** to work with a team of world-class researchers and engineers who are passionate about advancing the state-of-the-art in cybersecurity and creating impactful solutions for customers. Help us build a culture of learning, growth, and inclusion, where everyone thrives and makes a difference in the security domain.

_Microsoft’s mission is_ _to_ _empower every person_ _a_ _nd every organization on the planet_ _to_ _a_ _chieve more._ _A_ _s employees_ _we_ _come_ _to_ _gether with_ _a_ _growth mindset, innovate_ _to_ _empower others,_ _a_ _nd collaborate_ _to_ _realize our shared goals. Each day_ _we_ _build on our values of respect, integrity,_ _a_ _nd_ _a_ _ccountability_ _to_ _create_ _a_ _culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive_ _a_ _t work_ _a_ _nd beyond._


+ Identify and prioritize customer pain points and market needs in cybersecurity and translate them into long-term research vision and strategy that leverage AI/ML technologies and create non-linear transformation in the security domain.

+ Drive business development and relationship building across the security ecosystem, including customers, partners, vendors, academia, and industry associations, to identify new opportunities, showcase research outcomes, and influence the security market.

+ Collaborate with researchers and product PMs across Microsoft Security to define and scope research sub-projects and set measurable success metrics and OKRs for each sub-project.

+ Ensure data quality, availability, and compliance for the research projects, by working with stakeholders across Microsoft to meet all data privacy and compliance requirements for commercializing the research in security products.

+ Establish and enforce data handling and governance standards on security data across all product offerings, that enable delivering customer value while meeting all privacy and compliance requirements.

+ Manage research project execution, including setting and tracking schedule, milestones, KPIs, reviews, checkpoints, etc.

+ Communicate research progress and blockers for research initiatives with LT and stakeholders regularly, articulate responsibilities and hold others accountable for delivery, and build new partnerships across the company.


+ Embody our Culture ( and Values (


**Required/Minimum Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's Degree AND 6+ years experience in engineering, product/technical program management, data analysis, or product development

+ OR equivalent experience.

+ 3+ years experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team projects.

+ 1+ years of general cybersecurity experience or AI/ML experience

**Other 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: **

+ Bachelor's Degree AND 10+ years experience in engineering, product/technical program management, data analysis, or product development

+ o OR equivalent experience.

+ 8+ years experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team projects.

+ 3+ years of general cybersecurity experience or AI/ML experience

+ Experience in handling data privacy and compliance requirements for AI/ML research projects.

+ Experience in creating long term research vision and strategy, framing research problems, and defining success metrics and OKRs for research projects.

+ Solid knowledge of AI/ML technologies and their applications in cybersecurity.

+ Excellent communication, collaboration, and influencing skills.

+ Ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous, and dynamic environment.

Technical Program Management IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $137,600 - $267,000 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $180,400 - $294,000 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until June 13, 2024.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .

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