Principal Software Engineering ManagerPost by Microsoft

March 11, 2024
Principal Software Engineering ManagerPost by Microsoft

Job Description

Date posted: Mar 10, 2024

Work site: Up to 50% work from home

Travel: 0-25 %

Role type: Individual Contributor

Profession: Software Engineering

Discipline: Software Engineering

Employment type: Full-Time


Azure Cloud has one of the highest number of data centers amongst all the cloud providers. Azure Storage, which is a massively scalable, highly distributed, ubiquitously accessible storage system, is designed to scale out and serve the entire world with hundreds of thousands of devices in our data centers across the world. This role provides a unique opportunity to work on both software and hardware optimizations that will help drive the scale of Azure Storage to the next level.

We are looking for a Principle Software Engineering Manager who is passionate about leading teams to build and optimize a world class distributed file system. If you love large scale distributed systems, love to work on new projects where you can define the work, scope, direction, and architect new solutions to make an impact on a massive product like Azure storage, this could be position for you! You will have an opportunity to make high impact changes daily as you build a hyperscale storage system that may indirectly or directly be used daily by of your friends and family.

You will be working on the cutting edge of distributed systems and high scale storage on some of the largest storage systems on the planet, solving the interesting challenges that come with high scale, rapid growth, and continued innovations. You would be joining a talented, highly collaborative team, with responsibility for engineering the lowest most fundamental layers of the Azure storage service. The role brings exposure to cutting edge storage, memory, networking, and distributed system technologies, with broad opportunity to influence both the business and the industry. The team is responsible for the meta-data data service as well as storing the data across storage servers while ensuring high availability, reliability, durability, and cost efficiencies.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
  • OR equivalent experience.

Other Qualifications: 

  • 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
  • OR related technical field AND 10+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript,
  • OR Python
  • OR Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field 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.
  • 4+ years people management experience.
  • Leading teams in distributed file systems or large scale systems

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  • Guides partnership with appropriate stakeholders (e.g., project manager, technical lead) to determine user requirements within and across teams.
  • Guides teams and leads identification of dependencies and the development of design documents for a product, application, service, or platform.
  • Optimizes, debugs, refactors, and reuses code to improve performance and maintainability, effectiveness, and return on investment (ROI).
  • Guides team to drive multiple group’s project plans, release plans, and work items in coordination with appropriate stakeholders (e.g., project managers).
  • Guides team and acts as an expert for Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) and monitors other engineers across product lines, working on call to monitor system/product/service for degradation, downtime, or interruptions.
  • Leads product development and scaling to customer requirements and applies best practices for meeting scaling needs and performance expectations and holds accountability for products that do not meet expectations.