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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

The Office Growth team is looking for an accomplished Principal Engineering Manager (EM) to head the software engineering (SWE) team dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that drive success for our Microsoft 365 (M365) customers and business. This EM role requires passion for coaching and developing SWE talent; technical leadership in architecting services and user experiences at a global scale; and experience building successful partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders and disciplines across the company.

About the Office Growth Team and Our Culture

We are a modern engineering organization that embodies industry best practices to drive the growth of M365. We are customer-driven, data-informed, and hypothesis-based, employing rigor to ensure optimal impact of our outcomes. We build centralized services that provide support for several Microsoft properties and scale to serve millions, as well as frontend experiences that provide our customers with first and lasting impressions of M365. We work hand-in-hand with industry-leading product managers (PM), designers, user researchers, data scientists (DS), and marketing teams to build deep customer insights and inform the design of experiences that hundreds of millions of people use every day. We play a direct role in driving business growth and framing the M365 business value for our vibrant community of customers and fans.

Part of building a successful team is having an inclusive workplace where all people and ideas are welcome. We invest in the health of our team and view "how we work" as seriously as the impact we have on our customers and business. We make team culture part of every team all hands, and we learn together in quarterly discussions informed by the needs of our community and the communities we serve. Members of our team lead allyship and mentoring initiatives across Microsoft, and we invest in the development of our team from new hires to the most senior levels.


Specifically, you will:

  • lead, coach, and develop a diverse team of SWEs at varying levels and from a variety of backgrounds

  • design and deliver the technology for growing M365 adoption across Windows, Office, and the broader Microsoft ecosystem

  • partner closely with PM, DS, design, and peer EMs to deliver and optimize investments that improve the M365 subscription user experience in Windows and across Microsoft

  • partner closely with teams in Windows, Commerce, Gaming, and OneDrive to deliver software solutions in a One Microsoft fashion

  • continually invest in best practices for building first-class software that is customer-driven, scalable, serviceable, and of high quality, and that is delivered with operational rigor and with measurable results.


  • 8+ years of software design and development experience, with proficiency in C#, Java, JavaScript/TypeScript, and/or C++ 2+ years of experience in people management, with demonstrated success leading a group of direct reports

  • Demonstrated experience in architecting and implementing large-scale apps, experiences, or services that span multiple systems

  • An experimentation mindset that is both customer- and data-informed