Microsoft Corporation Finance Manager - Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure in Redmond, Washington

Are you passionate about CLOUD Computing and looking for an opportunity to influence strategic decision making that will have a long-term impact on Microsoft’s future? If so, this is the role for you! Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Finance (MCI Finance) is an exciting and fast evolving finance team within Microsoft Finance at the forefront of our Mobile First, Cloud First strategy.

The team has a charter to:

• Build out end to end Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure while driving down unit cost of capacity

• Expand Cloud Services Profitability through focus on Gross Margin

• Support Long Term bets, & drive Competitive Intelligence to keep Microsoft Cloud ahead of competition

• Enhance transparency into Cloud Infrastructure investments

We are looking for a finance manager responsible for financial planning for Azure workloads within the Business Applications, Platform and Intelligence pillar.

Core responsibilities include:

• Partner with the C+E engineering organization and the C+E Product Marketing Group to support end to end product planning, profitability strategies and strategic decision making from a finance perspective

• Partner with engineering leads to identify and drive engineering efficiencies to meet gross margin profitability targets

• Manage the financial health of new and existing workloads including reporting/communicating results, budgeting and forecasting

• Articulate findings into appropriate end products to facilitate executive decision making across C+E business and finance executive leaders

• Partner across finance orgs, including revenue planning, infrastructure, R&D, and FP&A to drive results

Requirements and Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, computer science or engineering MBA preferred

• 4+ years of relevant finance or business experience with progressive advancement within your discipline

• Deep understanding of the technology industry, particularly in commercial public and private cloud services, business models and economics

• Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking

• Deep modeling capabilities and ability to work with financial systems

• Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty in a business that evolves at super-fast pace

• Comfort working at multiple altitudes, from strategic/high-level projects to detailed COGS analysis

• Proven leadership skills, with demonstrated results in proactively driving and delivering high value/high-impact project results through both individual and v-team efforts

• Strong partnering capabilities, with the ability to influence others without direct authority and appropriately push back when required

• Executive level oral and written communication skills - ability to communicate complex analysis in a simple way

• Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines

• High level of self-motivation; ability to quickly identify what needs to be accomplished and resourcefulness to get things done

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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