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Product Management Lead



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Bucharest, Romania
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Are you passionate about cloud technologies, and want to build the next generation technology which helps build and manage clouds? Are you an experienced product leader looking for an opportunity to have outsized impact? If so, the Enterprise Cloud team is looking for a product leader who is obsessed with creating a modern engineering system that focuses on industry leading practices and tools to build and operate autonomous and efficient internet-scale cloud service.

Microsoft 365 (M365) is Microsoft's flagship productivity offering with millions of users and used by the largest organizations in the world (Fortune 500) as well as the public sector. We provide a distributed, scalable, highly reliable, compliant, and secure service for millions of people, and M365 is expanding into new markets. Cyber-security is an emerging product area that reflects customers’ and governments’, demand for isolated and controlled cloud environments that build on top of the heightened security and feature benefits of the public cloud.


We are looking for a growth-oriented people manager who can lead a PM team with a balanced set of incubation, design, growth engineering, data informed decision making, customer focus, partner engagement, and execution skills who embraces the cultural values of inclusion and belonging and embraces the opportunity to do the following:

  • Coach: Work with each person on your team to help them to do their best work and grow. Define and foster an identity for the team that includes a reputation for high quality, reliability, and inclusivity.
  • Guide: Define the business goals for the team then create and execute on a plan to meet those goals. Build a vision for changing the underlying technology of the service and guide the team through landing it.
  • Collaborate: Strive to understand the motivations and goals of the teams we’re working with and work towards a better solution together.
  • Innovate: Care deeply about Cloud Technology, Sustainability, costs, efficiencies of the critical 5-9s service we are running.


We are looking for a strong product leader to lead and grow a team of Product Mangers to define the vision and roadmap for running the the next generation of autonomous cloud infrastructure. Microsoft is uniquely at the center of this opportunity, and we have the responsibility to advance the frontiers of compliance, regulation, and security in the ever-expanding digital world.

As a Product Manager Lead for the Enterprise Cloud team, you will be responsible for driving innovation and delivery for core technologies that power the heart of our cloud infrastructure and inventory systems that allows M365 Cloud infrastructure to scale, grow and operate. These technologies and database systems are at the heart of how we build governance for our service compliance, how we do our service buildout at large scale and how we maintain runtime health of our cloud systems.

This is a PM Manager role with opportunity for deep technical impact and innovation, product and service strategy development, and high executive visibility. You will be an inspiring, inclusive, and collaborative leader to lead a team responsible for delivering on customer and business value. You will play a key role in building the team with the right culture, partnering with other teams, interacting with customers, and representing the innovations in our organization.

  • Develop and execute long-term vision and near-term strategic plans across the Microsoft portfolio of products and services in collaboration with product leadership.
  • Understand the broader ecosystem of Microsoft products and where to leverage capabilities and functionalities across the broader ecosystem.
  • Resolve complex alignment issues, contribute to portfolio-level solutions, and drive cross-functional clarity with leadership.
  • Act as subject matter expert including staying abreast of latest industry standards, best practices, regulatory requirements and research in cloud technology to ensure our products and services remain at the forefront of user protection.
  • Partner with Engineering Managers and teams across the company to develop and implement innovative solutions that leverage generative AI to enhance our cloud systems and processes.
  • Manage, retain, mentor and grow a team of talented product managers and foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and learning.
  • Embody our culture and a demonstrated commitment to the company’s core values, including a commitment to high ethical standards, unquestioned integrity, learning mindset and diversity & inclusion.

This is a huge opportunity to make an impact on a massive scale, with room for growth in discipline, team building and customer engagement while working in foundational cloud technologies.


  • Extensive experience as a product manager delivering products and services. Strong experience as a people manager.
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or equivelent
  • Demonstrated product thought leadership with technical curiosity and aptitude to quickly understand service capabilities, technical issues, and customer needs.
  • Experience across the entire product lifecycle – from ideation to in-market success and the know-how required to lead your team to realize your vision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills through all levels of the organization, technical and non-technical
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think strategically and analytically to define and track success metrics for your areas.
  • Strong stakeholder management across orgs and geos/time zones, to drive results.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud-based technologies and services like Microsoft 365, Azure, AWS, or other cloud platform providers

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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