Senior Director of People Operations | Microsoft | $129.2k-$273.4k | Remote (USA)

Senior Director of People Operations | Microsoft | $129.2k-$273.4k | Remote (USA)

129,200 - 273,400 / year
Remote US
Application ends: August 22, 2024
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Job Description

The mission of Microsoft Digital Security & Resilience (DSR) is to enable Microsoft to build the most trusted devices and services, while keeping our company safe and our data protected. As part of the Microsoft Security organization, and a steward of Microsoft and our customer’s data, a core function of Microsoft DSR is ensuring the security of every aspect of the business. Microsoft DSR is responsible for company-wide information security and compliance, with a strategic focus on information protection, assessment, awareness, governance, and enterprise business continuity. As customer zero, we deploy and secure these services inside Microsoft and then share best practices with enterprise customers at scale across the globe. We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more!

The Microsoft Security organization accelerates Microsoft’s mission and bold ambitions to ensure that our company and industry is securing digital technology platforms, devices, and clouds in our customers’ heterogeneous environments, as well as ensuring the security of our own internal estate.

We are looking for a Senior Director of People Operations to manage all people related business operations across our group. In this role, you will be responsible for the design, running and oversight of various department wide operational processes across the CISO Organization. This role will directly report to our Corporate Vice President of Chief Security Information Officer (CISO) Operations.

In leading People Operations, you will be thinking holistically and proactively to improve the effectiveness of the overall organization, its processes and its people. This role requires a highly resourceful person who is smart, strategic, and self-motivated. The successful candidate for this position possesses an ability to lead through influence and collaboration, has a deep understanding of what it takes to manage distributed teams at scale, demonstrates the discipline to deliver results, and exhibits emotional intelligence.

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. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world.

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.


Own responsibility for the design, running and oversight of various internal DSR business operations.

Duties To Include

  • Drive people management strategy for the department – design which functions should be centralized, which functions should be federated.
  • Oversee all people operations processes (hiring, transfers, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), promotions, training, offboarding, etc.) across a 5,000+ person global organization
  • Help to train and coach managers across the organization on how to manage their people at scale
  • Embody our Culture and Values


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g., Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Management, Computer Science) AND 8+ years experience in financial management, business planning, operations management, strategy, project management, human resources, or business-related roles OR equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years managing large scale business operations with a focus on people management for a global distributed organization

Other Requirements

  • The 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience managing people operations for a globally distributed team of at least 1,000 people

Business Management M6 – The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $129,200 – $273,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $162,000 – $299,400 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until May 31, 2024.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

Location: United States (Remote)