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Principal Software Eng Manager

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Azure Dev Services Team in Developer Division is hiring! Do you want to build and ship new Azure services from ground up? Does working with and contributing to Open Source Software sound exciting? Do you want to be at the center of Cloud Computing? Are you passionate in working on products that make Azure as "The Developer's Cloud" - the place that every developer thinks first when they build their cloud application?

Employees in Developer Division have deep technical and business expertise, customer insights that comes from first-hand, large-scale experience. We believe people first and strive to foster an open and inclusive work environment. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates. 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 Azure Dev Services Team aims to innovate and create great services that will help developers to build highly performing, highly available and highly secure distributed systems with less time and lower cost. Our team mission is to make Azure the best cloud for all developers. We currently have

And we are incubating and creating more managed services which will host well-known OSS technology as Azure native services. These software products are critical parts of millions of applications. Their hosting services in Azure are long anticipated by vast majority developers. Announcements will be made in later this year. We are looking for an engineering manager to staff a team of talented engineers to build and ship one of these services.

This is a rare opportunity where you get to work on a project from incubation and get in on the ground floor of a new team being formed. We are looking for strong, self-motivated and results driven individuals who can thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments. We value a healthy work environment where growth mindset, openness, trust, diversity, respect, and care are strong cultural values. As a Principal Engineering Manager, you will provide technical and people leadership for a talented team of engineers. You will have end-to-end ownership for a customer-facing service with huge business impact.


  • 10+ years of industry experience building and shipping software using modern programming languages such as C#, C++, Java, Go or Python
  • 2 years of experience in people management
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Design, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience is required

Other experience

  • Demonstrated history of leading successful engineering teams that work well together
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Customer obsession and passion for shipping high quality products
  • Excellent planning, execution, and communication skills
  • Track record of delivering engineering projects across multiple ship cycles


  • Experience working in a Linux environment and/or with open source projects
  • Experience building and shipping a large-scale cloud service is a big plus
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure such as Azure, AWS or GCP
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and DevOps tools and processes
  • Experience in site-reliability engineering practices and supporting scalable live site services
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams across geographies
  • Experience growing senior engineers

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.



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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Hire and grow a diverse world-class team of software engineers
  • Build and operate large-scale global Azure services used by millions of customers
  • Provide extensible capabilities to both internal and external partners to enable deep integrations with their systems
  • Improve the fundamentals of Azure services to ensure high performance, scalability, reliability and compliance
  • Deliver in full lifecycle of an Azure service including development, release, live-site and customer support to ensure service quality and drive customer satisfaction
  • Lead others by exemplifying growth mindset, inclusiveness, teamwork, and customer obsession
  • Mentor, coach and grow engineers

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