Senior Program Manager in Maps team

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We are Maps & Geospatial – a Microsoft team that drives the future of Maps across a wide majority of Microsoft services. Our engineering team, located in Belgrade, is building some of the most advanced parts of the ecosystem primarily focused on building up the Open Maps Data community and corpus.

Open Maps is primarily represented by OpenStreetMap.org but is an emerging movement through which governments, government agencies and other organizations are opening their datasets for the benefit of everyone. Microsoft wants to play a key role in this movement through motivating our vast community of users to contribute with their local knowledge and later share it with everyone through our excellent set of geospatial services.

We are looking for a creative and motivated Senior Program Manager with high integrity and strong collaborative skills to join our growing talented team in delivering innovation and excellence. Successful candidates will have experience in working directly with users to build partnerships, understand user pain points, and solicit actionable feedback; ability to create functional specifications and drive product design, clarity, and alignment with the team and key stakeholders. If you are eager for taking a challenge, Maps & Geospatial is the place for you!

Responsibilities

  • Understand our customers and their needs.
  • Partner with broader organization to identify opportunities and align plans and execution.
  • Turn insights and needs into requirements and functional designs that align with product, organization priorities, and team priorities.
  • Create, communicate, and evangelize vision, strategy, and roadmap for product areas and features.
  • Work closely with the engineering team to drive execution, iterate, and pivot on functionalities, and manage dependencies.
  • Liaising between the development team and the rest of the world – users, design team, marketing team, partners, research teams.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years in software industry, with experience in product management or a similar role.
  • Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Technical background and understanding of software engineering principles.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills (in English), including articulating complex issues and solutions.
  • Experience across the complete product cycle, from initial design to technical execution through post-release support and iterations.
  • Affinity and experience in user-centered design, product thinking, UX design and innovating on behalf of the customer.
  • Innate curiosity and the ability to thrive in a highly ambiguous and fluid startup environment. We look for self-starters and innovators with a positive, can-do attitude and bias for action.

Preferred qualifications

  • General experience in open-source development.
  • Experience with Maps data and/or Geospatial services.

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.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away

Prijavi se do 08/11/21

Lokacija — Beograd

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