105005 Snr Product Manager

Join one of the most exciting teams at Microsoft and drive the success of a high-profile product in an established, proven organization. As a senior technical product manager for Visual Studio Enterprise Tools, you will own product planning, product and technical marketing, and market readiness for our new enterprise development framework. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

§ Defining the vision for our enterprise development framework and developing the marketing plan necessary to execute on the vision.

§ Working closely with customers and partners to define scenario-based requirements for an enterprise framework.

§ Driving customer and partner requirements into the product plan and maintaining a strong advocacy for their needs.

§ Creating messaging and positioning for partners and customers.

§ Representing Visual Studio Enterprise Tools around the world with multiple audiences, both external and internal: press, analysts, customers and partners, including delivering technical presentations at conferences and customer and partner sites.

§ Working across the Server and Tools group to ensure consistency in the design and implementation of enterprise frameworks.

§ Understanding the competitive landscape and crafting a strategy to help Microsoft win customers, mindshare, and revenue.

§ Arming the Microsoft field with targeted content, demos, and resources.

 

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong strategic thinking ability and excellent communications skills, with a proven track record for delivering high quality results and strong leadership with product management and development teams. This role requires a strong passion and proclivity for technology, a heavy focus on application frameworks and enterprise development, technical product marketing, and project management. Candidates will become knowledgeable about customers, competitors, and market dynamics, and will be responsible for using this knowledge to further Microsoft’s efforts to win large-scale enterprise and ISV customers.

 

Knowledge of Visual Studio development and enterprise frameworks is a must. Candidate must be a creative thinker who can drive new and innovative additions to Microsoft's developer offerings. The candidate must also be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and be able to operate effectively without close supervision. A BA/BS degree in a technical field of study and 5+ years of post-baccalaureate experience required.

 

 

110184

Product Manager

Manage strategy for engaging with third-party content publishers for Microsoft developer tools. Drive business plan and marketing program for academic and developer community.

Manage relationship program with book publishing partners to support publication on Microsoft developer tools in trade and academic books.

Provide book planning to developer tools product teams to engage authors and publishers to publish on new tools and technologies.

Create co-marketing plan to support publishing partners online and at industry events.

Provide ongoing communication and support to community of book authors.

• Plan developer tools track at annual publishing summit and host on-campus training events.

• Identify new authors to include in the program.

Manage Code Wise Community Web sites.

Provide ongoing support to sites in the form of information on developer tools and marketing plan to promote Web sites.

Continue growth of program worldwide and inclusion of Web sites in Visual Studio.

Plan co-marketing opportunities and manage agreements with industry magazine publishers.

 

Plug community influentials into company-wide marketing activities: events, web casts, blogging, MVP and RD program, etc.

Provide expertise on resources help developers learn about developer tools and technologies to product teams.

Spokesperson for developer tools community efforts.

Support the Field in engaging with book authors and participating in online communities.

Manage contract negotiation and maintenance.

 

110454

Product Manager

Purpose: Drive product definition, business plan, and marketing program participation for the .net framework and tools in the academic community.

 

Job Duties:

•           Product planning (work with product team to prioritize features, emphasizing academic fit and support of strategy, supplying data to support tradeoffs, academic System Design Reviews)

•           Research (product feature prioritization, message testing, technical competitive analysis)

•           Message development (positioning, 25/50/200 word soundbites, collateral copy, reviewer’s guides, website content)

•           Academic tool creation (demo scripts, presentations, case studies)

•           “Top gun” Spokesperson (academic tours, academic conferences, professional educational groups)

•           Sustaining marketing, continuing as spokesman, supplying content for divisional mktg programs, seminars, events,...

 

110187

Academic Developer Business Manager

Help us win the hearts and minds of student developers and computer science faculty around the world. A critical part of Microsoft’s developer strategy worldwide is introducing students and faculty to our development technologies and platforms. There are millions of academic developers worldwide, from high schools and universities to technical colleges. We want these developers to have access to our tools, both in courses and in dorm rooms, and we want them to experience and love the .NET platform. The academic business manager will work as a virtual team member with our worldwide academic developer initiative in creating and executing programs, measuring our successes and failures, and driving research to learn about the market.

 

Responsibilities

• Own the business management for academic customer segment, including research, marketing, budgeting, and metrics.

• Create, execute, and manage marketing programs for various academic segments, especially the MSDN Academic Alliance and high school developer programs.

• Maintain and manage academic product SKUs with operations and licensing.

 

Qualifications:

• The right candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and be able to operate effectively without close supervision. He or she must also possess a balance of creativity, project management and analytical skills to (a) think strategically about the academic business for a long term impact (b) manage programs in the short term and (c) work with multiple stakeholder teams in marketing, other product groups, EdSG, Microsoft Research, and our worldwide field.MBA desired.

• 2-3 years experience in product planning, marketing, business analysis or consulting preferred.

• Some experience with academic segment also a plus.

• Working knowledge of software development process or programming experience preferred, but not required

 

104475

Product Manager

Join one of the most exciting teams at Microsoft and drive the success of a highly-visible technology in an established, proven organization. As an experienced marketing leader and senior technical product manager, you will own strategic planning, product and technical marketing, and customer readiness for a new set of developer tools offering application customization for Office and many ISV applications.

 

You will work closely with the product development team and be responsible for:

§ Strategic product planning

o Market research and analysis, technology assessment, and competitive analysis.

o Working closely with customers and partners to define scenario-based requirements for future versions.

o Driving customer and partner requirements into the product plan and maintaining strong advocacy for their needs.

§ Rollout and readiness planning including:

o Creating messaging and positioning for partners and customers.

o Go to market strategy and execution.

o Arming the Microsoft field with targeted content, demos, and resources.

o Representing developer tools products around the world with multiple audiences, both external and internal: press, analysts, customers and partners, including delivering technical presentations at conferences and customer and partner sites.

§ Working across the Office and Tools groups to ensure that Microsoft delivers on the “better together” message.

 

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong strategic thinking ability and excellent communications skills, with a proven track record for delivering high quality results and strong leadership with product management and development teams. This role requires a strong passion and proclivity for technology, technical product marketing, and project management. Candidates will become knowledgeable about customers, competitors, and market dynamics, and will be responsible for using this knowledge to increase usage of, and satisfaction with Visual Studio .NET and Microsoft Office.

 

Knowledge of Visual Studio and Office development technologies is a must. Candidate must be a creative thinker who can drive new and innovative additions to Microsoft's developer offerings. The candidate must also be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and able to operate effectively without close supervision. A BA/BS degree in a technical field of study and 5+ years of post-baccalaureate experience required.

           

Product Manager

106695

Join one of the most exciting teams at Microsoft and be a driving force in the success of Windows and Visual Studio with the developer community. Early success of the Windows platform was driven by developers & ISVs. Today, Microsoft’s ongoing success with Visual Studio .NET continues to rely on ISV excitement and support. As a Product Marketing Manager in the Visual Studio .NET partner marketing team, you will be responsible for driving the success of the Visual Studio ISV program by developing and delivering co-marketing offerings and programs to drive developer awareness of strategic ISVs offerings and support their success, satisfaction, and loyalty. Specific responsibilities include defining the worldwide Visual Studio partner marketing plan, managing the execution of the plan, developing processes to assist the field in identifying and leveraging ISVs in strategic selling opportunities. This position is part of a vibrant team and will require working with individuals in multiple groups within Microsoft so success relies heavily on strong teamwork and cross-group collaboration skills. Key performance metrics for this position include: (a) ISV satisfaction with Microsoft, (b) the number of offerings created to enable ISVs to build demand for their applications, (c) the number of ISVs participating in the offerings and (d) the number of end-customers reached through Microsoft+ISV marketing activities. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong strategic thinking ability and excellent communication skills, with a proven track record for delivering high quality results and strong leadership skills. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors degree with a minimum of 5 years of business experience in marketing. Experience with ISV marketing or partner marketing is preferred. Candidates must be highly motivated, self sufficient, creative, action and results oriented, partner focused, and a strong team player