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Program Manager needed for Microsoft in Egypt

Work closely with developers, manage internal projects, and collaborate with multiple, geo- distributed feature teams for Microsoft.
Microsoft Egypt | 16.07.2012

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Job Description

Microsoft’s Online Services Division is committed to creating a world class search experience for users worldwide. Bing is growing the engineering team in Cairo, and we are looking for talented Program Managers who understand the online and search landscape and can help shape and support the Microsoft Bing search offering in the region.

As part of the Bing engineering team in Cairo, you’ll be working closely with developers, managing internal projects, and collaborating with multiple, geo- distributed feature teams to deliver and support a best-in-class search experience for our markets. If you have a passion for collaborating with talented individuals and partner teams, for technology, for excelling in a fast-paced environment, and for ensuring the delivery of the best possible product, then you will be interested in this exciting role.

Key Success Criteria

Success in this position requires a broad set of experiences and skills, including excellence in core engineering, program management, impact and influence, cross-team collaboration and communication skills.

Required Skills & Experience

- Proven experience in delivering software solutions in a program management capacity
- Proven capability to deeply engage with customers/partners and build a collaborative working relationship with engineering, design, and other PM organizations
- Experience in leading and motivating engineering teams
- Proven ability to drive for results and deliver in a high-paced environment
- Ability to develop a deep understanding of search technology and architecture, and to keep up with a fast changing technology environment
- Experienced in defining clear goals, setting expectations and leading multiple concurrent projects to success
- A detail-oriented, agile, and pragmatic thinker with the ability to handle a diverse number of concurrent activities and team interactions
- Strong analytical, technical and data-driven decision making skills
- A proven ability to cut through ambiguity and shape outcomes
- High energy and enthusiasm towards online and search technologies and product quality
- Proficiency with scripting languages such as Windows PowerShell, Perl, or Python is highly desired


- Bachelor / Masters degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
- 2+ years software development experience for large data-driven systems
- 3+ years experience as a program manager or product manager in Search or related online product
- Strong written and verbal communication skills