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Sean Neumann

Sean Neumann

Technical Program Manager


Technical Program Manager at Amazon



Technical Program Manager

E-Commerce Platform Services / Item and Offer Platform

University of Washington

Computer Technician


Program Manager

• Led Windows 8 engineering client and server teams to streamline user onboarding to Microsoft account Connected Experiences.

• Defined multi-year strategy to improve management capabilities of over 600 million active users in markets worldwide.

• Led several feature teams consisting of over twenty developer, test and operations team members.

• Drove initiatives to enhance user account security and harden identity service APIs consumed by products across Microsoft, handling billions of login request each day.

• Managed strategic business relationships with Windows 8, Hotmail, SkyDrive, Xbox, Windows Phone and Office 365 teams to rollout service deployments.

• Coordinated with global service providers (like Orange Telecom, China Telecom, Bell Canada, Telstra Australia) and U.S. colleges and universities to smoothly migrate tens of millions of users to appropriate services, like Office 365.

• Managed global relationships in Japan, China, Europe and U.S. to drive organizational initiatives.

• Wrote technical specifications for UX controls to inform and upsell to users, which has become the primary way Hotmail and SkyDrive communicate with their users.

• Managed service live site triaging critical issues and driving hotfix deployments.

• Coordinated technical requirements for major product rebranding effort.

• Defined Business Intelligence solutions for client and server features.

• Recruited new hires for Microsoft on U.S. campuses.

Career medium 05
Career medium 05


Software Development Engineer

• Developed Microsoft Video and Music client on the PC; shipped 4 versions.

• Designed and implemented rich user experiences for Windows Phone & Zune device connectivity, video and music consumption, and content management.

• Led strategy planning sessions for the future of the PC client.

• Interviewed and recruited new talent to grow the engineering team.

• Trained and on-boarded software developers to product architecture and development lifecycle.

• Mentored junior developers to align them with career goals.

• Defined and wrote engineering team’s coding guidelines.

• Joined Microsoft music client team at the inception phase.

• Defined marketplace strategy for Search with client and service teams; built search solution for PC.

• Rallied leadership and gained support to integrate podcast aggregation/playback and subsequently built and shipped Microsoft’s first podcast client.

• Managed strategic relationships with Windows Phone, Xbox, hardware and services teams to coordinate software releases.

• Provided direction, code, research and documentation to the underlying UX framework.

• Represented Microsoft at U.S. technology conferences.


Triversal Technologies, Inc.

Founder / President

• Founded Internet startup.

• On-boarded strategic partners to expand scope and breadth of company services to include website design, hosting, server co-location and server/network consultation.

• Managed customer relationship with nearly one hundred clients, including small/medium size businesses and organizations.

• Hired and led development team to complete larger partner requirements.

• Collected customer requirements and led development of client website design and deployment.

• Integrated Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to increase traffic to customer websites.

• Drove repeat year after year business with top customers.

Career medium 06
Career medium 01

Echospace, Inc.

Software Development Engineer / Product Manager

• Consulted with and later joined startup to build next generation of web applications.

• Interviewed, recruited, hired and trained software development team.

• Coordinated client relationships and led development to design and build client solutions.

• Created prototype applications and exhibits to present to venture capitalists and angel investors, which funded the company for years.

• Built and applied for software process patent, SinglePage Technology, that was later popularized and coined AJAX – Asynchronous JavaScript and XML.


University of Washington

Computer Science

Shorecrest High School