Data Centre Program Manager

  • Full Time
  • Dubai
  • Posted 1 month ago


Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I Data Center Program Manager – Business Operations, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft’s online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform.

Empower Billions!

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our Datacenter design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class Cloud provider.

Be at the forefront of the action in CO+I as part of our Global Datacenter Operations team!


In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


As the successful Data Center Program Manager – Business Operations, your performance objectives include:
Provide thought leadership and subject matter expertise related to financial controllership (accuracy, forecasting & compliance) of datacenter financials.
Manage the financial and commercial aspects of site contracts including related PO and invoice reviews.
Prepare quarterly spend management review materials at datacenter site
Assist with tracking of datacenter Maintenance and Repair activities
Evaluate cost savings opportunities and implement strategic projects to realize savings
Leverage local subject matter expert’s tribal knowledge, spread adoption of best practices
Act on opportunities to increase agility, and contribute to workstreams to evolve processes, services, and solutions for Operations and Service Level Agreements for CO+I
Coordinate closely with datacenter field operations to foster alignment and partnerships for business success
Capabilities Important To Success Include
Operational Planning & Project Management: Show structured thinking, planning, and the ability to execute by working through others, influencing without authority, and dealing with ambiguity
Exceptional written and Interpersonal skills: Communicate effectively and concisely with stakeholders, senior managers, and leaders about our programs and objectives
Customer/Stakeholder Focus: Gather stakeholder impressions of services and programs, integrating this feedback into decision making. Allocate and align resources to optimize the stakeholder and partner experience.
Performance Goal and Standards Setting: Develop and communicate to realistic timelines via plans that consider potential obstacles and immediate + long-term consequences
Understand datacenter business objectives: Critically review multiple plans and adjust as needed. Proactively communicate and address necessary trade-offs
Flexibility and Adaptability: Regularly scan the environment to help anticipate changes that could affect key programs and projects. Effectively changes plans, goals, actions or priorities to respond to changing situations.
Team Player: Ability to both contribute strategically to this relatively new team and support strategic decisions once debate is over.

Basic Qualifications
Minimum 2 years’ experience in Data Center Critical Environment related functions
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Program Management, Procurement Supply Chain or significant equivalent work experience in-lieu
Preferred Qualifications
At least 2 years’ experience with critical environment maintenance and repair cost management or related production environment
At least 2 years’ experience with industry program and project management skills
At least 2 years’ experience working with collaboration platforms (e.g. SharePoint, MS Teams etc.)
At least 1 year’s experience with reporting and data analysis systems & platforms (e.g. PowerBI)
Experience and/or formal Web Developer qualifications with fluency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Background Check Requirements

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:
Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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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