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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager in Redmond, Washington

Do you see yourself as a coach, a guide, a collaborator, and an engineer? Would you be excited to drive major changes to a high scale service that is critical to Microsoft? Do you care deeply about fostering a great team culture? We are looking for an Engineering Manager for theSubstrate Management Platformteam who embraces these roles and is excited by technology. Substrate is the data and intelligence platform that enables internal partner teams at Microsoft to build, deploy, and maintain compliant productivity apps and services with reduced effort and faster time to market.

We are building a Kubernetes and container-based compliant, secure, and cost-effective hosting platform for Microservices at geo scale. You’ll be leading a team of highly motivated engineers to deliver the core capabilities of the platform. You will be working with teams across Office and Azure. You and your team will be responsible for defining SLI/SLOs for the platform and managing the live site.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager who embraces the cultural values of inclusion and belonging and feels empowered to do the following:

  • Coach – Work with each person on your team to help them to do their best work and grow. You define and foster an identity for the team that includes a reputation for high quality, reliability, and inclusivity.

  • Guide – Define the business goals for the team then create and execute on a plan to meet those goals. You will build a vision for changing the underlying technology of the service and guide the team through landing it while maintaining the availability of the live site.

  • Collaborate – Strive to understand the motivations and goals of the teams we arepartneringwith and work towards a better solution together. Driving for results by following a problem through to its conclusion, solve it once and for all.

  • Engineer – Care deeply about finding the best technical solution, demonstrating a passion for technology, a curiosity to ‘go deep’ for problem solving and building upon past experiences. You are excited about delivering innovations to the service while maintaining measurable results.

More About Microsoft 365 and Substrate

Microsoft 365 (M365) is the fastest growing cloud services business in Microsoft. M365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communications and collaboration products like Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, andTeamswith the desktop suite of Office products in an always up-to-date integrated service offering. Since its launch, the service has made it easier for millions of information workers across the world in small, medium, and large enterprises to use the best of Microsoft’s business productivity solutions via the cloud. The service now extends the same capability to consumer communication and collaboration products.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and support a team of8-10engineers to deliver high quality business objectives.

  • Provide leadership to an integrated remote team in India: work with a peer Engineering Manager to define joint goals execution plan.

  • Provide hands-on technical leadership: architecture, design, code reviews, development, quality assurance and live site.

  • Drive modern engineering practices such as continuous integration, unit testing, automated deployments with integrated quality gates. Focusing on simplicity and maintainability as core tenets.

  • Partner with Program Management to meet immediate and longer-term business objectives.

  • Collaborate with teams across the company in Office and Azure.

  • Hire, retain and grow top talenton the team.

  • Foster a healthy and inclusive team environmentthat upholds Microsoft’s company values of Respect, Accountability, and Integrity.

  • Be a mentor for the people on your team and help them grow.

  • Analyze, design, and implement improvements to implement new features while reducing costs of goods shipped (COGS) and drive those changes across the platform.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • 7 years of software engineering experience, preferably building commercial grade software with much of that experience in large scale, high availability service environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in computer science, or equivalent in related technical experience.Individuals with a degree in a non-STEM field (or without a degree at all) who have retrained as a software engineer and demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning and meet the above experience requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 3 years’ Experience as an engineering manager, or a technical lead with a passion for coaching and mentoring others.

  • Experience driving a complex multi-year infrastructure project would be desirable.

  • Experience building large scale web services is a strong plus.

  • Experience with Kubernetes and Containers is a strong plus.

  • Experience using large-scale data to gain insights and optimize systems towards business goals.

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 requestvia theAccommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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.

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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) .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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