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Austin, Texas, United States

$53.85 per hour

Seeking a technical program manager to assess the sustainability impact of Microsoft's cloud infrastructure, conduct life cycle assessments, and drive carbon reduction and circularity initiatives.

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Microsoft’s Cloud business is experiencing explosive growth, and the Capacity, Supply Chain & Provisioning (CSCP) organization is responsible for enabling the infrastructure underlying this growth. Our mission is to deliver the world’s computer with an industry-leading supply chain. CSCP is responsible for strategic sourcing, customer demand forecasting, capacity planning and management, supply chain planning and execution, capacity provisioning, and decommissioning and dispositioning of datacenter assets worldwide.

As Microsoft scales to become the global leader in cloud deployments and services, we will embed sustainability across the product lifecycle by deeply understanding the sustainability impact of our supply chain and cloud hardware underpinning this growth. With a scientific and data centric approach we want to lead the industry, leveraging a multitude of data sources and information to successfully design for sustainability and enable supply chain transformations. This role will play a critical role in this transformation, helping evolve and implement our sustainability impact assessment strategy, particularly as part of our Design for Sustainability program. This role will drive life cycle assessment work across our cloud infrastructure, identify opportunities for interventions to drive carbon reduction and increase circularity, collaborate across teams to harmonize sustainability impact assessment methodologies and calculations. The Sustainability Impact Manager will work closely with hardware design engineers and architects to manage and solve complex challenges at the intersection of sustainability, leading edge technology development, within a world class cloud hardware & supply chain organization. We are looking for a technical program manager to join our team.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Develop and manage initiatives to assess the sustainability impact of Microsoft’s cloud IT infrastructure, including conducting Life Cycle Assessments and other product impact evaluations such as product circularity

  • Build tradeoff & what-if scenario models assessing sustainability impacts of hardware design proposals

  • Support engineering efforts to build a scalable solution for sustainability impacts assessment across the cloud business, including providing recommendations and insights on tool development and procurement to enable more sustainable designs and decisions

  • Bring life cycle & hardware expertise to teams of data scientist and engineers, providing insights around complex environmental challenges and tradeoffs related to carbon accounting, embodied emissions, circularity, and other sustainability related impacts

  • Advocate and engage hardware engineering teams to drive product design changes that contribute to corporate sustainability strategy and goals

  • Support in the creation of a framework for measuring sustainability impact of hardware design, material, and supplier selection

  • Collaborate with sourcing, manufacturing and supply chain teams to work on supplier interventions programs reducing carbon emissions & waste

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