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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager in Redmond, Washington

Security is a topic you read about every day, and securing the Cloud is more important than ever. Business and governments are under constant threat from a variety of actors, and they are moving to the Cloud in record numbers. We protect Microsofts customers and their data across the world and secure all Microsoft Clouds. In the mobile-first cloud-first world, security is among the most important elements to get right, it enables trust and keeps people, organizations, and their data safe.

We are the Cloud Security group, and we build services that process terabytes of data every day to monitor and detect software and network related vulnerabilities, across millions of nodes and endpoints. We do this by designing and delivering industry-leading services and features that delight customers.

The core to our team culture is the belief that to run at internet scale, you must have a people-first approach. That means we put emphasis on forging an inclusive team culture.

We are looking for an experienced Principal Software Engineering Manager who can build a team and deliver core cloud security services for the entire Azure infrastructure. This role requires a technically proficient leader who wants to have a broad impact across Azure and Microsoft.

Microsofts mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and were dedicated to this mission across every aspect of our company. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Join us and help shape the future of the world.



  • You will be responsible for building a team, working with various stakeholders, and shaping up strategy for securing Microsoft infrastructure including Azure.

  • You will be working in a fast-paced environment to build and deliver highly available, distributed services end-to-end, that secure core Azure components, including hosts, VMs, functions, containers, etc.

  • You will provide leadership support with a model, coach & care approach.

  • Your responsibilities will encompass recruiting and developing engineers and leaders within the organization, setting the product and technical direction, creating multi-year roadmaps, and aligning teams towards a set of common objectives.


Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 8+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of people management experience.

Other Requirements:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building & growing teams.

  • Experience in working with partners across geographic locations and time zones.

  • Technical leadership to drive initiatives across organizations.

  • Passion for building and designing large-scale systems.

  • Experience in background security.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and be willing to learn and adopt new technologies/industry trends.

Software Engineering M6 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $158,500 - $276,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $202,800 - $304,200 per year.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .