Program Manager - Lift London

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

  • Lift London is home to a growing collective of world-class software engineers, designers and creative technologists.
  • The studio is a global centre of excellence in designing and developing the future of how people interact with Microsoft’s services and devices
  • Currently part of several key new initiatives for Microsoft’s future; Lift is shaping the next generation of Assistant experiences
  • We embrace agile development techniques and believe in continuously delivering and improving our products though data, feedback and creative risk.
  • Empowerment is key to our belief in people; we share goals and expect excellence in return.

Responsibilities

  • Work with creative teams to establish and implement requirements for content generation
  • Drive the delivery of excellent quality software through all aspects of development
  • Plan the projects, own, the backlog, track the bugs and report about progress on the projects
  • Identify multi-product/service dependency issues and scheduling priorities, and establishes milestone exit criteria
  • Translate between an agile team and a milestone driven multi-project program
  • Drive collaboration across teams and ensures that people with the right expertise are involved. Find ways to accomplish more by enabling others
  • Improve systems to manage product feedback from customers and resolve issues.
  • Understand data driven development and how this can be used to drive quality and prioritize development
  • Consistently contribute key ideas to the vision that appeal to the customer’s sense of style, fun, and aesthetics as well as their functional needs
  • Embody the studio’s Engineering Principles
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to new challenges
  • Challenge engineering team to be better and more predictable

Qualifications

Essential Experience

  • Proven experience shipping successful apps on various platforms
  • Understanding and good working knowledge of task management systems (e.g. TFS, VSO…)

Desirable Experience

  • Experience communicating with remote teams and stakeholders
  • Experience with Mobile, Windows and .Net

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Ability to drive tasks to completion in a timely manner, achieving compromises with other disciplines as required to hit deadlines
  • A very personable and ‘can-do’ attitude. Excellent at communicating with non-programmers and programmers to gather end-user requirements
  • Very strong problem-solving skills – ability to think outside the box

Personal Attributes/Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Outgoing and pro-active personality who thrives on getting the best out of a team
  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently and to a tight deadline
  • Self-motivated with a drive for excellence

Qualifications

BSc, BEng, or MS in Computer Science

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