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Microsoft Corporation Principal Engineering Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Microsoft’s Healthcare Next Alliance team is looking for a Principal Engineering Manager who loves to learn, solve challenges, and be a part of a team working to help people navigate complicated systems such as healthcare. You may have worked on similar projects, or you're looking for a new adventure.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to create an environment that fosters the growth of a healthy team. You value open communication and breaking down technical complexity. You are energized by leveraging the unique talents of the people you work with and who you support. You are capable of visualizing and driving toward long-term success while addressing and solving for immediate uncertainties. You embrace diversity of experience and thought.

You’re a tireless advocate for the customer and great engineering practices—enthusiastic about building and iterating on designs to discover what works best and applying your knowledge to create incredibly reliable, scalable and delightful consumer experiences. You're passionate about your interests, and you want to work on projects that will challenge your technical and collaborative capabilities.

You understand how to be on a collaborative team as a leader with the ability to solve difficult engineering problems, point out what's not quite right, mentor others towards better answers and smooth the customer’s journey through physical and digital footprints. You find ways to reduce the number of steps to secure and scalable systems by using every tool in the toolbox.

You’ll work in a focused team collaborating with large internal and external partners in healthcare. Bouncing ideas around, formulating plans, and charting the path forward for the future of healthcare.

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  • Understand and define requirements, IT and business priorities and success measures.

  • Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within the technical community.

  • Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Engineering team to remove key blockers.

  • Understand the skills and interests of your team and work to best align Customer success with the success of the people you support.

  • Manage engineering commitments and effectively communicate gaps and timeline adjustments to stakeholders on a regular basis.



  • Minimum of bachelor's degree or 7+ years of relative experience.

  • 2+ years of experience in leadership as a people manager or an engineering lead.

  • 5+ years of experience delivering software solutions with a breadth of technical knowledge.

  • Proven track record of building relationships with people who have a diverse skill set, from senior architects to early-career engineers.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with executives, employees, partners, and communities.


  • Healthcare experience.

  • Experience building and supporting reliable, scalable, and secure services using cloud-based technologies and industry patterns / best practices. Experience with Microsoft Azure services or Microsoft Dynamics is a plus.

  • Demonstrated success working across organizational or company boundaries.

  • Curiosity with a desire to continuously learn, share and collaborate to improve yourself, and your teammates.

  • Proven track record of building deep relationships with senior leadership teams and software engineers.

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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