Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

 

At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

 

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Job Title: Lead Program Manager – Windows, Developers & Experiences (WDX)

Job Number: 1018853
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Travel: 0-25 %
Profession: Hardware Manufacturing Engineering
Role Type: People Manager

Job Description

  • We are building the future of human-computer interaction at the scale of Windows. If you want to help build the most used software experiences in  Windows  and refine them so that the next generation of Windows devices unlock the creative and productive potential of customers, come talk to us!
  • The Windows Core Experiences team builds the core interaction experiences in Windows – these range from iconic UI  like  Start & Taskbar to the touch, voice, and pen+ink interaction models.
  • We are looking for a data-driven and customer-obsessed PM lead with a history of; leading teams to deliver great end-to-end experiences, demonstrated success in thinking through major business and strategic initiatives, and a passion; for; growing and mentoring a team of talented program managers. Join our team and help define and deliver the next generation of Windows and the future of how humans experience computing.

 

Who We Are

The Windows team has offices in the US, Japan, India, and Kenya, and is part of the Experiences & Devices group within Microsoft. Our mission is bold: to help people achieve more through people and knowledge and we are looking for colleagues who will help make the mission a reality. We build Search experiences that are prominent in Microsoft 365 products including SharePoint, Outlook, Teams and Office.

 

Responsibilities

  • As part of the team, you will be leading a team to work on parts of the Windows UX, collaborating with user research to understand users needs and test whether your team’s solutions fulfill those needs.
  • As the team leader, you will be expected to model  best practices for collaboration and inquisitive thinking, coach  the people on your team to find passion in their work,  and support them to grow their careers through having impact on the product.
  • To achieve  our goals at the scale of Windows, you will  collaborate and partner  with teams  across Microsoft  to build support for  proposed  solutions to user problems. The ability to manage relationships across the company, build convincing data-backed business cases, and  drive processes for transparency  accountability across teams will all be important to success in this role.
  • We are looking for someone who  will work with design, research, and developers to envision how people will interact with Windows  devices  in the future.  A willingness to dive deep into market and user data to inform  investments and prioritization is essential.
  • The ideal candidate must have strong customer empathy and UX skills, and a proactive attitude towards diving into a problem space, identifying and articulating user and business needs, and generating solutions.
  • We need someone with  a proven ability to deal with ambiguity and drive for clarity, as well as refined story-telling skills to  bring innovative ideas to life  when sharing vision for prototype features.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical equivalent and 5+ years of program/product management experience.
  • 3+ years of experience leading a team of PMs, or similar discipline.

Skills:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Planning and execution: Ability to think holistically and strategically. Leverage understanding of engineering rhythm so the team operates at a high level, knowledge is shared appropriately, and decision-making happens at the right levels on the team. Proven ability to plan, organize, and manage complex technical products.
  • Judgment: Excellent product and technical judgment. Consistently demonstrating maturity and intellectual curiosity, helping the team pursue the best ideas.
  • Communication: Able to conduct insightful, multi-faceted conversations with senior product and technical decision makers across Microsoft. Conceptualize complex ideas quickly and convey those thoughts to others in a clear, effective, and motivating manner.
  • Collaboration: Experienced collaborator able to work effectively across broad teams and influence stakeholders of all levels and of all disciplines across Microsoft.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience doing ground-up user research and talking to customers about their needs, in addition to testing whether solutions effectively fulfill those needs
  • Demonstrated success with open-ended projects, creating plans for approaching new problems, responding to feedback, and driving the team through an iterative process for innovation
  • Demonstrated success driving strategic partner engagements and delivering on complex projects
  • Experience with UX platform-level code that enables a coherent experience across the OS and Apps.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Engineering Manager – Windows, Developers & Experiences (WDX)

Job Number: 1019066
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Travel: 0-25 %
Profession: Hardware Manufacturing Engineering
Role Type: People Manager

Job Description

  • The Windows, Developers & Experiences (WDX) team, a part of the Windows + Devices (W+D) engineering organization, is looking for a Senior Software Engineer Manager to partner with us to build and ship the next generation version of Windows that will touch the lives of 1 Billion+ users worldwide!   Help us build modern, intuitive, iconic and delightful user experiences that will propel Windows into the 2020’s.
  • We are looking for data-driven and customer-obsessed engineers who likes the challenge of working on features and technologies that span the entire development stack across the Windows OS, applications and devices and form factors that run the Windows OS, join us to define and deliver the next generation of Windows and the future of how humans experience computing.
  • You will lead a team of engineers through open-ended explorations, prototyping and identifying business opportunities. We are looking for an engineering leader to bring their passion, drive and technical acumen to help us accomplish these goals.

Responsibilities
As a Senior Software Engineer Manager, you will:

  • Manage a team of 4-8 Software Engineers.
  • Set technical directions for the team.
  • Collaborate with other Engineering teams and managers.
  • Effectively collaborate with a globally distributed team across different time zones and disciplines.
  • Lead by example and set the culture for the team that aligns with Microsoft values.
  • Be willing to try new things and be curious.
  • Grow and mentor your team.
  • Work closely with your Program Management team to build a plan that is achievable.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience designing, building and shipping software at scale with a C-style programming language (C, C++, C# or Java)
  • 1+ years leading a team of engineers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong problem solving, debugging and analytical skills
  • Exceptional collaboration and leadership skills, with a proven ability to work well with a global, diverse team, partners, and customers
  • Ability to collaborate with teams across different time zones and geographies
  • Experience with UI frameworks like XAML/UWP is an advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Group Engineering Manager – Windows, Developers & Experiences (WDX)

Job Number: 1019064
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Travel: 0-25 %
Profession: Hardware Manufacturing Engineering
Role Type: People Manager

Job Description

  • The Windows, Developers & Experiences (WDX) team, a part of the Windows + Devices (W+D) engineering organization, is looking for a Group Engineer Manager to partner with us to build and ship the next generation version of Windows that will touch the lives of 1 Billion+ users worldwide!   Help us build modern, intuitive, iconic and delightful user experiences that will propel Windows into the 2020’s.
  • We are looking for a Principal Group Engineering Manager (GEM) to help us put together and execute a strategy that can turn our vision into reality. As a GEM you will be responsible for some of the marketable user experiences on Windows. You will lead a team of Engineers and Managers responsible for the architecture and engineering of key user experiences for Windows.
  • You will lead a team of 20+ engineers through the release cycle and work closely with engineering and program management teams across the globe.

Responsibilities
As a Principal Group Engineer Manager, you will

  • Manage a team of 20+ Software Engineers and Managers.
  • Set strategy and vision for the team.
  • Set realistic execution targets for the team.
  • Work with your Program management counterparts and with partner Engineering teams across the globe to build the right product that meets the customer and market needs.
  • Actively recruit and build out the engineering team with diverse and inclusive culture.
  • Coach and grow leaders and engineers within the team.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field
  • 6+ years of hands on experience designing, building and shipping software at scale with a C-style programming language (C, C++, C# or Java)
  • 4+ years leading a team of engineers.
  • Exceptional management experience, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Crisp communication skills, including ability to write concise technical docs and present idea.
  • Track record of growing engineering teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong problem solving, debugging and analytical skills
  • Experience working with globally diverse teams, partners, and customers.
  • Experience collaborating with teams across different time zones and geographies.
  • Experience with UI frameworks like XAML/UWP.
  • Demonstrated passion for building great end-user experiences.
  • Ability to be adaptable and agile during product development.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Program Manager – Windows, Developers & Experiences (WDX)

Job Number: 1018825
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Travel: 0-25 %
Profession: Engineering
Role Type: Individual Contributor

Job Description

  • We are building the future of human-computer interaction at the scale of Windows. If you want to help build the most used software experiences in Windows and refine them so that the next generation of Windows devices unlock the creative and productive potential of customers, come talk to us! The Windows Core Experiences team builds the core interaction experiences in Windows – these range from iconic UI like Start & Taskbar to the touch, voice, and pen+ink interaction models.
  • We’re looking for a data-driven & customer-obsessed PM with a history of delivering great end-to-end experiences, and a passion for innovation in human-computer interaction. Join our team and help define and deliver the next generation of Windows and the future of how humans experience computing.

Who We Are

  • The Windows team has offices in the US, Japan, India, and Kenya, and is part of the Experiences & Devices group within Microsoft. Our mission is bold: to help people achieve more through people and knowledge and we are looking for colleagues who will help make the mission a reality. We build Search experiences that are prominent in Microsoft 365 products including SharePoint, Outlook, Teams and Office.

Responsibilities

  • As part of the team, you will be working on parts of the Windows UX, conducting user research to understand users’ needs and test whether your solutions fulfill those needs. You will then use that data along with telemetry-sourced insights to partner with our Design and Engineering teams to define, refine and deliver a world-class experience. To achieve our goals at the scale of Windows, you will collaborate and partner with teams across Microsoft to build support for proposed solution.
  • The ability to manage relationships across the company, build convincing data-backed business cases, and drive processes for transparency & accountability across teams will all be important to success in this role.
  • We are looking for someone who will work with design, research, and developers to envision how people will interact with Windows devices in the future. A willingness to dive deep into market and user data to inform investments and prioritization is essential.
  • The ideal candidate must have strong customer empathy and UX skills, and a proactive attitude towards diving into a problem space, identifying and articulating user and business needs, and generating solutions.
  • We need someone with a proven ability to deal with ambiguity and drive for clarity, as well as refined story-telling skills to bring innovative ideas to life when sharing vision for prototyped features.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA / B.Sc degree in Computer Science or related technical equivalent and 1+ years of program/product management experience
  • Passion for delivering customer-obsessed user experiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience doing ground-up user research and talking to customers about their needs, in addition to testing whether solutions effectively fulfill those needs
  • Demonstrated success with open-ended projects, creating plans for approaching new problems, responding to feedback, and driving the team through an iterative process for innovation
  • Demonstrated success driving strategic partner engagements and delivering on complex projects
  • Experience with UX platform-level code that enables a coherent experience across the OS and Apps.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Recruiter, Middle East & Africa

Job Number: 1017437
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Travel: 0-25 %
Profession: Human Resources
Role Type:  Individual Contributor

Job 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.
  • As a Recruiter in Middle East and Africa, you will effectively manage candidates through the recruiting process, establish yourself as a talent advisor with stakeholders and be candidate first to deliver a best-in-class hiring experience. You be will be curious, be an innovative problem solver and comfortable with using data to inform, influence and guide. To thrive you will be comfortable operating within a matrix, fast-growing organization and excited that no two-days will be alike.
  • You’re joining a team that is collaborative and helps each other win. Beyond the work, we care about the whole-being of each member and know that having fun and getting the work done doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Responsibilities
Stakeholder / Client Engagement:

  • Interprets client’s business and the industry landscape and/or talent pools to influence the client to adopt optimal staffing solutions.
  • Understands factors relevant to the business and hiring managers’ needs (e.g., time to hire, location, budget) and uses this knowledge to develop and implement end-to-end hiring
  • plan aligned to the needs of the business group.
  • Consults a business area on talent needs and opportunities and pushes for the acceptance of differentiated and alternative types of talent (e.g., compete, diverse, nontraditional) that may not be typically considered.

Data Analysis & Hiring Plans:

  • Analyzes relevant data and trends to provide insight, and consults with a business, area, or subsidiary to implement a hiring plan that addresses both business demand and talent availability for short-term and near-term needs (2-6 months); reviews and analyzes data and trends to improve staffing performance, and uses insights to support other teams.

Candidate Attraction:

  • Elicits interest in active and potential candidates by telling the business story, and contributes to the development of new stories; generates awareness through community outreach events and strategic networking. Shares best practices on sourcing, recruiting, and/or closing techniques and stories with their own team; tracks candidate activity and shares with internal stakeholders.
  • Coaches the client to represent Microsoft’s unique career possibilities, advantages, and rewards that are distinct from those of competitors.

Candidate Experience:

  • Gathers requirements and develops hiring plans that meet candidate needs throughout the hiring lifecycle; owns elements of the candidate experience and prepares candidates for next phases of the process; enhances the candidate experience at all phases of the relationship by proactively identifying factors that may adversely impact the candidate, and sharing with the business to mitigate.

Talent Sourcing:

  • Uses an understanding of talent markets and complex candidate profiles, as well as growing relationships with new talent pools and communities with future potential, to identify and engage candidates for immediate and future talent needs.
  • Develops strategies to generate differentiated talent in emerging roles or highly competitive talent pools to meet long-term business needs (e.g., industry, technical recruiting).

Candidate Assessment & Screening:

  • Leverages tools and assessment frameworks from Operations teams and Center of Excellence to assess candidates; may contribute to the creation of assessment materials by identifying relevant competencies and job criteria.
  • Executes initial screening and assessing of candidates; qualifies talent pool by assessing relevant factors such as ability to hire, relocation considerations, immigration, and compensation.

Operational Compliance & Excellence:

  • Uses subject matter expertise on applying internal and external staffing policies, standards, and/or regulations throughout the entire staffing lifecycle to educate clients, stakeholders, and other staffers on policy, system, and process issues; identifies opportunities to optimize policies, systems, and processes.
  • Maintains current documentation on candidates’ qualifications and status in the appropriate staffing or tracking system, within compliance guidelines (e.g., Office of Federal Compliance Programs, General Data Protection Regulation); captures relevant data in recruiting platform and leverages data to inform meaningful insights.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field AND 3+ years talent acquisition experience (e.g., recruiting, sourcing), HR experience, or industry experience related to role.
  • OR 5+ years talent acquisition experience (e.g., recruiting, sourcing), HR experience, or industry experience related to role.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Stat & Tax Manager, MC

Job Number: 1018420
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Travel: 0-25 %
Profession: Finance
Role Type:  Individual Contributor

Job Description

  • Microsoft Multi Country Cluster (MCC) is one of the key subsidiaries of the Middle East and Africa Area. Microsoft MCC is present in the Africa and Levant regions for many years and has been a key enabler of the market IT growth through solid partnership with Governments, Enterprise, small and medium as well as IT partners and consumer partners of the region. Microsoft Finance is a truly global finance team and you will be part of the Area and WW community of Stat & Tax Managers that make each other great and build on each other.
  • The Stat & Tax Manager is part of the MEA Multi Country Hub Finance team making key decisions around statutory and tax compliance with company and local rules and regulations.
  • The Stat & Tax Manager is also part of the MEA and WW Stat & Tax Community engaging into regional or global initiatives that will enhance processes and improve Microsoft stat & tax compliance.

Responsibilities
For all legal entities in the country including JV impacting MS financial statements:

  • Responsible for stat P&L and balance sheet integrity across the sub-region, Review and sign off on Local P&L and on balance sheet reconciliations + variance analysis
  • Payroll and other bookings review and sign-off (guarantee accuracy at company code level)
  • Accountable for accurate stat records and timely annual financial statements in compliance with US GAAP, local GAAP and local statutory and tax regulation matters across all statutory entities incl. data centers.
  • Monitor, review, and oversee the Stat & Tax work of One Finance to ensure best ROI. Where applicable, manage accounting ops to ensure financial report integrity and completeness
  • Manage external auditor relationship. For LRD’s, partner with ROC COE to effectively manager external audit
  • Accountable for accurate and timely tax filings, including indirect taxes.
  • Cash and tax Management and forecasting
  • Where applicable, support & educate the business on tax model (commissioned agent v LRD)
  • Support audits from local tax authorities or other government agencies
  • Land global projects in country of operation, and country-driven expansions, with proper financial infrastructure and stat registration in compliance with local accounting, tax regulations & MS global processes
  • Drive creation and closure of statutory entities as required, ensure legal entities have appropriate representatives/POA and drive changes as required
  • Identify all non-standard management transactions (cross-charges transactions, accruals, commission changes) and review their statutory implications before any decision to proceed
  • Communicate to Corp tax any important changes in local tax legislation that could affect MS business model (e.g. changes in local Transfer pricing legislation)
  • Responsible to maintain local transfer Pricing file in line w/ local legislation and in collaboration with Corp tax

Key Indicators of success:

  • Meet local tax and statutory filing requirement for responsible stat entities – no delayed filings
  • Cash forecast accuracy / Tax provision forecast accuracy
  • Successfully implement NRS through close collaboration with ROC and Corp Accounting team for Sirius subs and Mini ROC subs
  • Successfully implement local statutory and tax changes
  • Provide business BI from statutory Balance Sheet and Variance reviews
  • Green statutory audit ( where applicable)
  • Proactively collaborate with key partners to early flag and escalate risks and issues

Culture & Behavior:

  • You have a growth mindset, act as an entrepreneur that drives business impact, and continuously learn and innovate. You have a capability to actively contribute and build strong collaboration within diverse and virtual teams. You are action oriented and able to build and deliver strong results through others beyond the team as well.
  • You drive digital transformation in the finance function towards data driven (Machine Learning) forward-looking insights. You also engage directly with customers and business partners.
  • You simplify and inspire through storytelling and excellent communication skills.
  • Microsoft values and ethical behavior are a corner stone in our culture.

Qualifications

  • 5 years of active experience in similar role
  • Experience in Audit Firms and Multinationals with multi-product/multi-segment finance roles is recommended
  • Fluent in English.
  • CPA/CA.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Note: 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

 

Application Deadline: Not Specified


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