Senior Program Manager


Location: United Kingdom, Ireland
Date posted:  May 19, 2023
Job number:  1548811
Work site:  Up to 50% work from home
Travel:  0-25 %
Role type:  Individual Contributor
Profession:  Program Management
Discipline:  Technical Program Management
Employment type:  Full-Time

The Infrastructure Planning and Acquisition (IPA) organization is seeking a Senior Program Manager for our Supply Global Expansion function, covering new region launch and existing region expansion planning. This role is responsible for managing cross functional infrastructure strategy and plans to support our rapidly scaling global data center infrastructure. This role will program manage strategy and planning for Microsoft’s new cloud region launches and regional expansions. The right candidate will drive clarity and decisions on infrastructure sourcing signals by integrating with Azure, Finance, and Infrastructure acquisition teams, including land, power, network, and data center leasing and acquisition.

This role is part of a critical function that will be accountable for driving critical infrastructure decisions making sure all inputs are adequately captured and analysed. This role will focus on:

  • Analysis of regional demand and supply inputs and variances to support long term decisions
  • Coordinating and driving infrastructure decisions on a timely manner
  • Identifying data needs, collecting required data, and providing the analysis to expedite decision making
  • Coordinating with finance on financial analysis and decision alignment
  • Program managing inputs to planning of new cloud regions
  • Understanding and clarifying key constraints to deploying new regions in a timely manner


  • Manage the new and existing expansion cloud region strategy and planning processes
  • Coordinate inputs for planning of new region launches and existing region expansions across infrastructure acquisition and Azure
  • Manage the infrastructure decision process to drive decisions on time and in alignment with our strategy
  • Drive close collaboration with planning and execution teams to resolve infrastructure problems
  • Perform Data analysis as required for driving infrastructure decisions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in cross functional program management, especially in a strategy, planning and decision-making environment
  • Experience in data and analysis for decision making
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing a business-critical function
    BS/BA degree required;
  • Ability to communicate and present complex analysis at the executive levels for alignment and decision making
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills to drive projects, and build buy-in and support

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program management experience driving mission critical cross functional infrastructure projects with end to end dependencies
  • Experience in planning cloud specific infrastructure

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

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

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