Bill Baer /bɛːr/

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Bill Baer /bɛːr/
Bill Baer is a Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Search, Assistant, and Intelligence and Microsoft Syntex at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

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Do you want to help shape Microsoft’s Software + Services offerings?  If so, here’s your opportunity to jump into the fast growing area of Enterprise Information Worker solutions working on SharePoint Online. 

As a Program Manager on our team you’ll be:

  • Helping to shape the future of SharePoint Online as a platform that our customers can extend with solutions that focus on improving their employee’s business productivity
  • Driving the successful on-boarding of multiple Partners that understand our service and can build solutions that work well with the offering


  • Create processes and tools that support development of new solutions built on the SharePoint Online service
  • Work with our Engineering team to review and approve new solutions that customize SharePoint Online or connect to other business systems
  • Collaborate across the team and with external contacts to build an ecosystem of high quality Partners that complement internal capabilities
  • Develop and support a Partner readiness strategy (web sites, partner readiness kits, hands-on-labs, training materials, certification)
  • Work collaboratively to create awareness of Partner capabilities and help partners make improvements to their offerings
  • Support sales activities and escalation management

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Passion for the software + services vision
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, business, or related study
  • 5+ years industry experience in the high tech software and / or IT industry
  • Ability to work with Partners and Customers to understand business strategies & requirements, and translate them into Microsoft deliverables that meet business needs
  • Exceptional project management skills including managing resources, schedules, budgets, issues, risk, scope, framework / methodology
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including teamwork, collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Technical knowledge of SharePoint and experience managing SharePoint environments and using office web components
  • Previous experience working on a scalable server product - ASP.NET, and SQL is a plus
  • Experience deploying a service is ideal
  • Industry experience working with Partners in the enterprise IT solutions and / or hosted services industry

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