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Program Manager II



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Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft is a company where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envision what can be and take their careers to levels they cannot achieve anywhere else. This is a world of more possibilities, more innovation, more openness, and the sky is the limit thinking a cloud-enabled world.

Are you looking for a product group role where you can utilize your skills to drive innovation, within a dynamic fast-moving team who support the field and customers to adopt and use Microsoft’s security portfolio? Are you creative and not afraid to try something new within a team where you will be continually challenged and recognized for new ideas and new ways of working?

If so, then we are looking for YOU!

We must help our customers see the value of our security solutions by securing deals and ensuring we capture customer feedback to improve our solution for their needs. This role requires the ability to deliver top-notch customer engagements, ensure a great customer and partner experience, and drive a data-driven customer/engineering feedback loop that is measured in minutes. We are focused on scaling out to meet these challenges in the face of incredible growth. We have developed a number of at-scale programs, which have a dependency on automation and tools, that have been developed within the team and this role will play an important part in supporting and further development of the initiatives. This role will primarily be focused on the labs and automation behind those programs but will also put the right candidate in a great position to explore other roles within CxE at a later stage.

What We Are Offering The Ideal Candidate

  • The chance to be part of a new initiative that is expected to have a big impact on Defender sales and usage.
  • An opportunity to stretch themselves and build out scalable programs to drive solution adoption.
  • The chance to work on a global dynamic team.
  • A fast paced, exciting work environment where there is always a new challenge and opportunity.
  • Opportunities to directly impact customer and partner experience and improve the way product groups at Microsoft work with partners and customers.
  • Direct impact on product engineering decisions based upon partner/customer experience and data.

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.



This will be a highly technical role suitable for someone who is self-motivated and has a passion for learning. You will work within the Security Pre-Intent CxE team working across multiple product workloads and across multiple teams to identify additional opportunities to develop and drive new at-scale workloads. You would also likely be involved in the delivery of these new workloads to customers whilst they are piloted and refined.

Responsibilities Include

  • Assist with development of new labs builds
  • Assist with lab creation
  • Define demos
  • Create walkthrough guides
  • Create initial presentation content


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • PowerShell
  • ARM Templates
  • Logic Apps
  • Azure Automation

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.

Focus on diversity and inclusiveness to enable creative solutions to problems and to encourage all to feel included

Strong focus on learning and growth mindset

Demonstrate flexibility and build out scalable programs as we evolve from a startup to a mature service

Preferred/Additional Qualifications

  • In-depth architect-level knowledge of M365 security offerings, expectation is level 300-400 on at least one of the workloads.
  • DevOps experience with security
    • C# experience would be a plus to support/develop some tools in use by the team
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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