Principal Software Engineering Manager Post by Microsoft

March 17, 2024
Principal Software Engineering Manager Post by Microsoft

Job Description

Date posted: Mar 15, 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


Does pioneering new and innovative ways to reimagine and transform end-user productivity across the breadth and depth of Microsoft’s global workforce sound exciting to you?  Are you passionate about the future of work, driving innovation and showcasing an employee experience blueprint that inspires customers and partners to navigate their digital transformation?  If so, Microsoft Digital (MSD) team is an excellent place for you to grow your career.

Microsoft Digital (MSD)’s mission is to power, protect, and transform the employee experience at Microsoft around the world.  Come build community, explore your passions, do your best work and be a part of the team within Microsoft’s Data Platform & Growth (DPG) organization and Experiences & Devices (E+D) division. Microsoft Digital (MSD), is the team that innovates, creates, and delivers the vision for Microsoft’s employee experience, human resources, corporate and legal affairs, global real estate products, and runs Microsoft’s internal network and infrastructure, plus builds campus modernization and hybrid solutions. You will leverage the latest technologies and focus on empowering Microsoft employees with the tools and services that define both the physical and digital future of work.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and we’re 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.




Job Purpose:

We are looking for an experienced Principal Software Engineer Manager who can drive results by leading from the front and showing thought leadership in developing roadmaps, innovation and timely impact delivery. The ideal candidate will play a significant role working with other senior Product Managers, Software Engineers, and Architects across Microsoft to identify opportunities, collaborate and deliver impact. You will be working in a team that has a lot of AI/ML & security scope and opportunities providing ample room for learning and growth.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 14+ 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
  • 5+ years people management experience.
  • Ability to build and lead a world-class engineering team. Lead, mentor, and grow team of engineers, cultivate a high-quality engineering culture, emphasizing technical excellence and rapid iteration
  • Provide deep strategical technical expertise and guidance in the design/architecture/planning stage of the project, including guidance during the execution/implementation as necessary
  • Owning and driving delivery of critical areas and features, work with the team and peers every day on solving highly complex design, coding, troubleshooting and operational challenges
  • Set a high standard of engineering excellence, guiding both internal and cross-team efforts to produce scalable and maintainable service.
  • Guides team and leads efforts to ensure best practices for security, privacy, and accessibility applied.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines like PM and UX, partner with other teams to manage dependency and effectively manage the project to deliver on time
  • Help shape our long-term architecture and technology choices across the full client and services stack.
  • Rapid agility with Proof of Concepts especially with AI/ML.
  • Mentoring and growing other engineers to bring in efficiency and better productivity.
  • Experiment with and recommend new technologies that simplify or improve the tech stack.
  • Work to help build an inclusive working environment.

Additional qualification that will be a bonus: 

  • Prior experience of building models and operationalizing them in production.
  • Experience in using MLOps and platformstools to manage ML models lifecycle.

Non-Technical skills: 

  • Problem solving – Ability to clearly understand problems, decompose them into smaller problems; and technical articulation skills so that it is easy for the team to collectively solve.
  • Ability to work both independently and collectively in a fun team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills
  • High capacity to learn and adapt to new technologies and engineering processes quickly.


  • Design and implement scalable, reliable, and secure software solutions using microservices, event-driven architecture, and cloud infrastructure.
  • Build reusable components, frameworks, and libraries that enable faster development and higher quality.
  • Apply best practices of CI/CD, infrastructure as code, observability, and debugging to ensure fast and smooth delivery of software products.
  • Leverage AI/ML techniques and tools to solve complex problems and create innovative solutions.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders and present technical vision and solutions to large audiences.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to the team and foster a culture of collaboration and excellence.
  • Rapid agility with Proof of Concepts especially with AI/ML.