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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineering Manager - Azure Serial Console in Redmond, Washington

The Azure Core Linux team's mission is to empower every Linux developer and operator to innovate and run secure, reliable, services at scale. We are looking for aSenior Software Engineering Manager-Azure Serial Console to help make Azure the best place to run Linux workloads... from the command line.

As a Senior Software Engineering Manager-Azure Serial Console, you will improve the Linux and cloud native experience on Azure by developing and operating new and existing production services at scale, improve the performance and reliability of existing cloud infrastructure, and work with internal and external partners to create a seamless Linux experience on Azure. If you are passionate about Linux, we enable customers to troubleshoot their Linux workloads, Microsoft partner teams to package and publish their Linux software, and customers to provision their Azure compute resources. We also offer the opportunity to contribute upstream on Open Source projects that our customers and services use.

Microsoft Loves Linux and Open Source, come join us if you do too.

Microsofts 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.


  • Designing, building, deploying, and iterating on solutions to improve the Linux and cloud native experience on Azure.

  • Collaborating with other engineers, and teams across the company.

  • Partner with Product managers, business stakeholders and users to understand user pain points deeply and create innovative solutions that delight your customers in an agile development environment.

  • Work with external partners and in the open source community to enable and improve the Linux on Azure experience.

  • Acts as Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) and monitors other engineers across product lines, working on call to monitor system/product/service for degradation, downtime, or interruptions.

  • Help to create solutions for troubleshooting Linux issues to root cause and fix infrastructure and boot issues (provisioning agents, cloud-init, kernel, initial ramdisk (initrd), drivers, storage, etc.).


Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#/.NET (Linux), Rust, Golang, JavaScript, or Python,

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • 1+ years people management experience.

  • 2+ years of experience as a DevOp engineer running internet/highly scalable and reliable services/micro-services and doing production code reviews using source code control for cloud services.

  • 2+ years of experience developing on and for Linux (for example: kernel, early-boot, systemd, container primitives, filesystems, packaging, and/or Extended Berkley Packet Filter (eBPF)).

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/Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor'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#/.NET (Linux) Rust, Golang, JavaScript,OR Python

  • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field 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.

  • Graphical remote desktop development experience.

  • 4+ years of Linux software engineering experience preferred with previous experience using Linux serial consoles, Teletype (ttys), Secure Shell (ssh), framebuffers, and consoles.

Software Engineering M4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 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 $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay


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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/accessibility.html) .