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Microsoft Corporation Principal Service Engineering Manager in Redmond, Washington

As part of Microsoft’s Experiences & Devices (E+D) , Data Platform & Growth (DPG) , we build products and drive strategic growth initiatives to help fuel both Microsoft’s digital transformation and create a blueprint to help our customers navigate their digital transformation. Employee Experience is responsible for defining, creating, and delivering the vision for the Microsoft employee experience, the Human Resources, Corporate / Legal Affairs and Real Estate products as well as running Microsoft’s internal network and infrastructure. Our team of is on the frontline leveraging cutting edge technologies to deliver software and services that allow us to innovate and experiment as we design and deliver enterprise quality and scale solutions that impact the company and our customers. Our teams build depth and breadth of experiences along with the ability to tell our stories to customer which creates unmatched career opportunities.

Within Employee Experience, Infrastructure & Engineering Services (IES) is the team that engineers, deploys, and manages the Microsoft infrastructure. We deliver industry leading infrastructure solutions that address Microsoft business needs at a global scale. As a Service Engineering Manager your focus will be to lead the team of Service Engineers responsible for the global datacenter compute/storage infrastructure for highly protected environments for some of the most mission critical services. You will be responsible for oversight of daily operations and maintenance of these critical services as well as creation of strategies and deployment of new technologies supporting the service areas in the future. A very strong understanding of security technologies and service models that support datacenter infrastructure service areas will be critical to ensure these foundational services are architected, designed, deployed, and maintained at a high standard.

Work Site Location:

This team is primarily located in Redmond, WA. The Work Site Location is Redmond, WA. This position is eligible for relocation support to Redmond, WA.



  • Provide leadership and management of a team of service engineers in support of dedicated enterprise infrastructure services and applications.

  • Drive prioritization and implementation of automation and tooling solutions to ensure consistent processes are performed with a higher level of accuracy and reduced defects in the design, deployment, monitoring, and management of the compute & storage infrastructure.

  • Enable the team for precision alerting, speed in triage, and efficiency in response. Drive continuous improvement into the service, process, and technology through analysis and solution design.

  • Lead and/or manage technical responses during critical infrastructure service incidents

  • Support a 24x7 live site support model for the services team

  • Accountable for operational performance including real-time SLA management, development of data driven business metrics, escalation, and communication with internal teams, external vendors, and carriers.

  • Champion security, compliance, reliability, and availability through participation in service health reviews and cross-team strategic/service alignment

  • Travel -0%-10%, domestic



  • 5+ years of experience in Compute & Storage Infrastructure or Infrastructure Service Management with demonstrated ability for end-to-end service compliance, quality, and customer satisfaction

  • 5+ years of proven Experience with building, support and observing large-scale distributed systems/services/infrastructure.

  • 5+ years of Experience handling Linux and Windows Systems at very large scale

  • 3+ coding experience in c#, Python, powershell or other equivalent

  • 3+ years’ experience working with security technology, cryptographic implementations, and utilization/consumption reporting for infrastructure systems.

  • Experience of creating and defining processes to ensure our platform maintains agreed SLO's

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical IT work experience is required.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Preferred experience in managing lean 24X7 Service Engineering team.

  • Strong cross-organizational collaboration and partnership skills.

  • Track record of hiring and building a high performing, cohesive team where diversity is valued.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with senior executives and customers. Strong experience in influencing others without authority.

  • Working experience across cloud and hardware platforms from Azure, HPE Servers & Storage, Fibre Channel switches, and DellEMC Storage Platforms

  • Security certifications such as, but not limited to, CISSP, CISM, GSLC, GCIH, GCED, GCWN, CEH are a plus

  • KPI driven, proactive and motivated for continuous improvement, adaptation, reflection, and growth.

  • Experience building services in Azure using Azure Automation, hybrid cloud/on-prem services is a plus.

  • Experience of designing and operating Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Or HCI

  • Experience with Microsoft Virtualization Technology & Microsoft System Center Tooling family: SCCM, SCOM, SCVMM

  • Experience with Third Party Technologies: SevOne, Ansible, Splunk, ERPM (JIT, Password Vault), Cert Management (HGS/HSM)

Cloud Background Screening Requirement: 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 ( .

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