Program Manager Internship

at Microsoft
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted November 1, 2020
Category Management
Job Type Internship
Currency KES

Description

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. We believe we should each find meaning in our work and we ensure employees have the freedom and the reach to help make a difference in the world. You will collaborate with a committed team to design, develop and test the next generation of technology solutions for millions of people.

We are looking for candidates who have the following qualities:

  • Team Players: driving digital transformation with our customers is a team sport. We need teammates who can stay maniacally focused on our customers’ satisfaction while operating in a highly-collaborative, matrixed global organization.
  • Growth Mindset: your life is truly about learning-it-all. You approach every new piece of information, knowledge, and competency with insatiable curiosity. Ultimately, you’re open to the ideas of others, where the success of others does not diminish your own.
  • Relentlessly Resourceful: you have the drive to overcome any obstacle in your work.
  • Customer Obsessed: you learn about your customers and their businesses with a beginner’s mind and then bring solutions that meet their needs.
  • Pure Challenge: demonstrated desire and ability to readily take on complex challenges and work towards solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.
  • Passion for Technology: you’re deeply motivated by the incredible opportunity of how technology can inspire and ignite change and renewal.

Program Manager

Program managers (PMs) are the in-house advocates for millions of people worldwide who predict and research how software is used and work closely with Software Engineers (SWEs) to ensure our products exceed people’s expectations

Responsibilities

You drive the technical vision, design, and implementation of software solutions.

Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree in engineering, computer science or related field with at least one semester/quarter remaining after internship.
  • A year or two of experience programming in C++, Java or other computer programming languages preferred.
  • A year or two of experience in C/C++/C#/VB.NET and experience designing and developing tool architecture preferred.
  • Familiarity with managing complex project schedules, solving complex problems and nurturing cross-group collaboration.
  • Strong technical prowess, including understanding of algorithms, systems architecture and end-user experience.
  • Ability to think unconventionally to derive creative and innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in feature definition, design and feasibility.
  • Demonstrated skill in estimating development time

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.

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