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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Do you wake up every morning hoping to find time to learn more about modern cloud application development and developer experiences? Do you want to help customers with architecture solutions like microservices, event driven solutions, and APIs? Do you want to work with the Azure platform and open-source services like Dapr, App Service, Functions, Containers, SDKs, and related developer tools? Are you interested in leading a team, building yours and their skills with technologies our cloud customers use every day to help them build their businesses?

The Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) team is a global engineering organization that works directly with customers looking to leverage the latest technologies to address their toughest challenges. We work closely with our customers’ engineering teams to jointly develop code to solve their biggest challenges and to accelerate their organization. We work in collaboration with Microsoft product teams, partners, and open-source communities to empower our customers to do more with the cloud. We pride ourselves on making contributions to open source and make our platforms easier to adopt.

We are hiring a Principal Software Engineering Manager with deep experience and expertise designing and delivering solutions using modern software engineering practices for the cloud. Your team will solve exciting business problems and collaborate with Microsoft product teams to improve our products, ultimately to make it easier for developers to use Microsoft platforms. We source our ideas and designs by maintaining very deep connections with these product teams and open-source communities and the customers and partners that use them. As a member of our team, you will thrive in working with a variety of technologies, not just from Microsoft, but across open source and the wider

Our teams provide deep subject matter expertise to our customer engagements. You will lead a customer facing team of subject matter experts focused on application development combining engineering best practices with industry standard tools, products, and services.

Be respectful and inclusive – As a group, we work to build consensus with our teammates and customers. We are looking for the sort of person who enjoys a culture that ensures that all voices and perspectives are heard and considered.



  • Working hands-on with your team and our customers through design and implementation, setting examples for good engineering practices, technical influence, and coding along the way.

  • Based on real evidence, defining, and executing the team’s engineering investment in the modern cloud application development space to address platform and product gaps.

  • Exhibiting technical leadership across the broader CSE organization, with the Microsoft Product teams and the OSS community.

  • Model our core values and be a mentor, coach, and advisor to the team.

  • Continuously improving our ability to deliver quality solutions through iterative improvement to technical capabilities and engineering processes.


Required Qualifications:

  • Technical leadership in the modern cloud application development space.

  • At least 5 years of experience shipping or running production software.

  • Expertise in at least one mainstream programming language.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid software design and coding skills across multiple languages and paradigms.

  • Understanding of distributed messaging and cloud data technologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work across and outside of company boundaries.

  • Strong expertise in working in an agile development environment applying DevOps practices using a multitude of tools and services.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure, AWS or similar cloud computing platforms is preferred.

  • Experience working within and directing geographically dispersed, diverse, and virtual teams

  • A Bachelor or MS degree in Computer Science, a related discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Enjoy potential future travel and are comfortable with travel up to 25%

At Microsoft we are seeking people who have a passion for the positive impact technology can have in our communities and for making a difference in the world. Within CSE, we have an informal and flexible work environment. We invest in your health, wellness, and financial future by offering a competitive package including a wide range of benefits built around your personal needs and those close to you.


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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