Just posted the email to my colleagues and send an email to our wonderful Windows Development MVPs. Today is my last day in Windows (DEP, developer platform team). I am starting a new job in the Azure Identity organisation in the CxP team. I will be working with developers to evangelize and drive adoption of our Azure Active Directory platform. The full job description is below:
Senior Program Manager
Azure Active Directory Premium, B2C
The Digital Transformation era is upon us! Applications and data are moving to the cloud; employees want to be productive on devices they love from locations of their choice; organizations want to give seamless access to employees and partners; self-service is in and helpdesks are past. In the middle of all these exciting changes, security breaches are getting more sophisticated by the day. The single common factor in this journey that our customers are undertaking is … Identity.
The @Scale CXP team in the Identity engineering division within Cloud+AI works with partners, developers and customers from all over the world to drive service adoption and we work directly with engineering to shape the product. The best of both worlds!
As Microsoft cloud services adoption continues their rapid growth, Developers play a critical role in helping to drive usage of our services. Developers are at the center of enabling key customer scenarios building solutions ranging from enterprise scale applications and services to niche departmental business process apps. Assuring Developers have the technical skills and Identity developer platform necessary to build and sustain a vibrant Identity business is extremely important to our shared success. Assuring our developers needs are evangelized throughout our engineering organization as part of the engineering lifecycle is critical to our long-term business growth and sustainability.
In this role you will help drive usage and adoption of the Identity dev platform by supporting awareness and growth of product expertise within the developer ecosystem, and define, build, and execute on engagements with developers to get feedback, evangelize their product needs, and drive enhancements through the engineering lifecycle. This work is instrumental for our business to learn from developers across the globe as we understand how our technology is adopted. Our world evolves at the speed of cloud and we are looking for active learners who can collaborate across a diverse team and global business.
Evangelize the Identity developer platform and drive its adoption
Drive usage: More active third-party apps built on the Microsoft Identity developer platform getting used more broadly across a larger customer base.
Drive engagement model with B2C developers to grow the inventory of apps in our marketplace, remove technical roadblocks and discuss product roadmaps. Connect with developers at major Microsoft or Industry events and road shows.
Own Technical Enablement and Readiness: Drive Identity dev platform awareness through calls, webinars, office hours, Yammer, training sessions, etc.
Define performance measure to provide our Identity leadership with crisper actionable insights.
Channel Developer feedback to the feature teams to help with prioritization.
Track and improve Developer satisfaction with our platform.
Partner with other Microsoft teams to align with their developer ecosystem strategy.
Regularly report out on impact and opportunities.
Minimum seven years of work experience in the computer software industry including two years of technical experience in security, cloud, and/or identity solutions.
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
Ability to Ramp to L400+ on Identity Platform Technology
Direct experience working with developers is highly desired
Collaboration/ in cross-teaming skills.
Comfortable working autonomously in a fast-paced environment where new challenges exist around every corner.
Ability to prioritize, time management and organizational skills.
Ability to take on complex systems and processes and drive simplification and improvements.
Self-starter, who can deal with ambiguity, maintains focus, drives to clarity and provides innovative solutions.
I had a amazing time in Windows. The last year working for one of the best managers I had in my career (thank you Lora!). I am going to miss working with the fantastic Windows Developer community and I hope our paths cross again. I will take some time off before I start the new role. Lots of new things to learn and I can finally talk and blog about my work again, so I expect to take you along, on my blog, during the Azure Identity journey I am about to make.