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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager in Redmond, Washington

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to help protect over a billion users across the planet? Are you excited about cybersecurity? Do you want to lead a team that will move the needle on security problems? If so, read on! Our team's mission is to protect our customers from the perils and attacks they face as they engage in the online world. The team’s charter is to protect Microsoft 365, the world’s largest productivity service and its principal data store. We continually take inputs from bug bounty, internal penetration test and external customer feedback to keep our customer's data secure. We are tasked with keeping up and exceeding the pace of innovation that is happening around the world.

The Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management Team is looking for a Principal Software Engineering Manager to help secure our customers. You will be leading a talented team of engineers chartered with protecting our services (and customers) from the threats they face in this quickly changing landscape of cybersecurity. As a Principal Software Engineering Manager on the Substrate Security Green Team, you will work with the larger security organization and the Exchange & Substrate product teams to identify areas of security risk, and drive improvements. The Substrate Green Team will be responsible for building security strategy, writing prototype and proof-of-concept code, working with teams to evangelize secure patterns, and driving architectural changes into the product to improve security outcomes at the scale of M365. Interested? Come talk to us!


  • Manage and retain direct reports who deliver results that measurably improve the security of Exchange & Substrate services.

  • Prioritize and ensure delivery of projects which result in measurable improvements to the Substrate & Exchange security stance

  • Analyze and understand security threats to Exchange + Substrate, and lead the team to build durable solutions to address those threats

  • Lead the team in executing the dev-sec-ops approach to software delivery by designing, coding, testing, deploying changes in the Exchange + Substrate codebases.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, withMaster’s in relevant areapreferred.

  • 6+ years information security experience, preferably with both engineering and operations experience.

  • 2+ yearstech lead experience, people management experience preferred

  • 2+ years in software development or with engineering large scale distributed systems.

  • Experience collaborating across large organizations & brining clarity to ambiguous problems

  • Fluency in coding, rapid prototyping, distributed systems

  • M365 Substrate or Exchange engineering experience preferable

  • PreviousMicrosoft experience would be beneficial.


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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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