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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Our product

Microsoft 365 Modern Work Transformation (MWT) organization has a vision to establish a trusted platform that enables productive and healthy enterprises in a world of digital and remote everything, constantly changing work patterns and norms, and the need for organizational resiliency.

Our products focus on bringing in the next set of users by adding capabilities into Microsoft Teams and Outlook. We build collaboration capabilities for 1B+ frontline workers, industries including healthcare, finance, government, retail, manufacturing and more. We build features to help people and businesses thrive with insights, recommendations, and solutions to improve productivity and wellbeing. We help managers and leaders gain data-driven visibility into how work patterns affect wellbeing, productivity, and business performance, with default safeguards like de-identification, aggregation, and differential privacy to protect individual privacy. We help millions of people work smarter and achieve balance using personalized solutions designed to help teams collaborate more effectively, preserve time for uninterrupted work, and disconnect at the end of the day.

Refer Teams for Frontline Workers ( , Microsoft 365 for Healthcare ( and Viva Insights to learn more.

Our culture

We will only achieve our mission of transforming how others work if we live our culture. We start with becoming learners in all things and apply that mindset to learning about our customers, being diverse and inclusive, working together as one, and—ultimately—making a difference in the world. Our organization has a keen sense of accountability and provides its members with many opportunities for learning and career growth. Meet us in a short video ( talking about why we love working here.



More about the Role

For those with a passion for helping others on a global scale, your role here will be challenging and rewarding. Transforming how people work is a big technological and behavioral challenge. You will build complex multi-tiered applications running off distributed micro-services, handling billions of user interactions every day, generating petabytes of data that require analysis and transformation, spanned across hundreds of thousands of machines. You will build human centric experiences, that connect with how people want to work and how they want to be engaged by technology. Your features reach millions of people every day, with the opportunity to delight and improve how they work. You will implement different ways of supporting behavior change at an individual, team and company level and measure every hour that you help users save as a result. You should be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and a shifting landscape. You should be passionate about iterating fast, being data driven, learning from customers and getting the right design for our customers.

Key Responsibilities of Engineering Managers:

  • Grow your team and up-level your team’s culture, wellbeing and productivity.

  • Model empathy and be a driver for inclusiveness and collaboration.

  • Partner with our program manager and visual designer leads to design and prioritize features that drive key productivity and wellbeing improvements at scale.

  • Deliver engaging and impactful user experiences to drive user engagement.

  • Measure the impact of your features through deep user telemetry and experimentation, and take a data driven approach to learn and iterate.

  • Remove roadblocks for your team. Plan, collaborate and execute with other engineering leaders across the company.

  • Improve your team efficiency and agility through investments in our engineering systems (developer, monitoring and manageability tools).

  • Manage a team responsible for a highly scalable distributed, big data analytics cloud service that serves interactive and intelligent data insights

  • Deliver a high-quality, highly available service that meets customer SLAs across the globe

  • Drive long-term design thinking for systems and engineering processes with simplicity and maintainability as core tenets

  • Deliver value through a strong collaborative approach spanning many teams across geographies

  • Mentor and develop engineers across all levels through sharing and learning

  • Be a role model for an open, honest and inclusive approach to problem solving


Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of hands-on software design and coding experience

  • 3+ years of experience in building/leading diverse, inclusive and seasoned teamswith experience in guiding senior engineers

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record for customer-focused innovation

  • Demonstrated depth and experience in design and implementation of large-scale cloud services

  • Excellent technical, cross group collaboration and communication skills

  • Knowledge of modern engineering practices like automated deployments with integrated quality gates and experience working with modern version control systems like Git

  • Experience with data analysis and machine learning is a plus

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 ( .

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