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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Eng Mgr in Redmond, Washington

As part of Microsoft Core Services Engineering, you’ll be working with the latest technology before it’s available to anyone else. Our teams are the first to create innovative technology experiences combining the latest Microsoft products and services with leading solutions from across the industry.

Not just early adopters. The earliest adopters.

Microsoft Digital team builds and manages the critical products and services that Microsoft runs on. We boldly pursue big ideas that power transformational advances at Microsoft and for our customers, while helping Microsoft teams work smarter, faster and more securely every day. Our employees have deep technical and business expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand, large-scale experience with Microsoft and industry solutions. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates.

Our teams are seeking Software Engineers to join us as we create and deliver mission critical business services and processes for Microsoft. You will have the opportunity to design and develop creative, compelling, and cutting-edge systems that support our world-wide operations. You will develop software and services at scale, innovating on the latest technologies as the earliest adopters, while mentoring other team members.

We are looking for a Principal software engineering lead (people manager) that will be part of the Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA) engineering team and lead a team of individual software engineers to contribute to the evolution of the data and knowledge management services for CELA. CELA engineering team deals with systems that are using by Microsoft Legal team to help Microsoft manage all its contracts, handle ideas and patents, deal with litigations, outside counsel engagement, and all of philanthropic programs internal and external to Microsoft. This position will lead a team of engineers to help create a robust platform for managing nonprofit donation programs, internal giving, and auction. As a Principal software engineer lead on the team, your main responsibilities will be:


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead a software engineering team of ICs to deliver enterprise scale, distributed systems with high quality and efficiency

  • Effectively communicate and set the tone for the engineering team. Coach, and mentor the people on the team

  • End to End engineering (from architecture, to supporting production) accountability for the service

  • Design and develop secure, maintainable, accessible, and scalablelarge, enterprise full stack systems - ensuring that the services and the components are well-defined and modularized, secure, reliable, diagnosable, actively monitored and reusable.

  • Carry out quick technology “spikes” (or proofs of concepts) to create value in new features and service.

  • Create enterprise grade systems through proven architecture patterns, designing well-defined interfaces across multiple components, rigorous code reviews, object-oriented programming, keeping agile release, maintainability, monitoring and alerting in mind.

  • Leveraging data and telemetry to make decisions and driving feedback into systems design and implementation.

  • Influence product & system technology roadmap aligning to business outcomes.

  • Drive improvement of automated test coverage for services, organizes by implementing integration tests, functional tests, performance tests and proactively resolve problem areas.

  • Gain a working understanding of Microsoft businesses and collaborate with mentors and leaders in order to contribute to cohesive, end-to-end experiences for our users.

  • Stay educated on existing, emerging technologies and do POCs to evaluate technology fits for customer needs.


Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • 10+ years of Architecture, development and design on enterprise scale full stack platforms (Web applications with rich user experiences, robust Backend services, and scalable data storage)

  • 1+ years of experience leading software engineers on a complex enterprise platform deliverable

  • 5+ years of experience creating complex, large enterprise full stack web applications on cloud platforms, including but not limited to: Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud

Preferred, not required:

  • 8+ years of object-oriented programming experience using languages and frameworks similar to C#, ASP.NET, React/AngularJS

  • Strong Architecture skills, and practical implementation experience of design patterns

  • Testing mindset, before beginning code development

  • Strong understanding of data structure and data storage solutions

  • Working understanding operating in an Agile team

  • BA or BS degree in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience)

  • Experience in building modern recommendations-based systems using graph, cognitive services or similar.


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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