Overview

Senior Content Publishing Manager

Why: Think of the far-reaching impact you can have on Microsoft customers if you can help them accomplish their goals. Our organization is healthy, and our leadership is open minded and flexible. Roles in content development offer a solid career path and provide a broad view of Microsoft products and services.

 

Responsibilities

Lead a diverse team with deep technical skills to provide documentation for multiple Identity features and technologies.
Create an inclusive work environment where every employee can effectively communicate, engage, and be a contributing member to the team to drive initiatives that provide exceptional customer experiences.
Promote cross-team collaboration.
Work with geographically dispersed teams and partners.
Oversee monthly sprint deliverables and provide updates to business partners.
Provide ongoing feedback that helps direct reports learn, grow, and develop to achieve career goals and aspirations.
Create and apply objectives and key results (OKRs) to support the team and organization’s primary business objectives.
Coach and mentor others in planning, organizing, and coordinating work.
Identify opportunities to improve our customers’ experiences (process, tools, technology).
Maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders across engineering, marketing, customer experience and partnerships, support, and other partner teams.

Qualifications

5+ years of excellent technical writing, training, communication, and project management. Writing experience may include blogs, articles, internal or external customer/community user documentation, other customer-facing content, and training.
5+ years people management or team lead experience in customer support, content development, program management, or technical training disciplines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience at gathering customer requirements and prioritizing across multiple deliverables.
Proven project management, organization, and planning skills, including track record of delivering great results under tight deadlines.
Strong affinity for cross-group collaboration, negotiation, and organization skills.
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, System Administration, Technical Communications, or a related field, or equivalent industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications

2+ years Cloud industry experience.
At least five years of technical writing experience in a software company, writing professional customer-facing documentation or training.
Background as an IT administrator, DevOps, or other related profession is helpful.
Experience working in GitHub and Markdown language.
Experience with Azure Active Directory and other Azure services.

Successful candidate competencies

Experienced people manager of diverse and inclusive teams with strong people development skills.
Experience reporting to a manager who is remote and working with groups in different time zones.
Real day-to-day external customer-facing experience.
Ability to communicate ideas effectively with executives and engineering teams.
Experience assembling, leading, and working within strong cross-functional groups and matrixed team environments.
Proven skills and abilities to consistently create positive customer experiences.
Track record of problem-solving ranging from conceptualization to implementation.
Ability to juggle and manage several priorities and drive clarity.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2011, it was the world's largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world's most valuable companies.