Principal Software Engineering Lead

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Microsoft

Austin, TX 78759
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Do you enjoy software development and working
directly with customers? Do you enjoy coaching and growing
engineers? Are you excited about working across a broad spectrum of
domains including Cloud Native, DevOps, IoT, Machine Learning, and
High Scale Compute?

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'
engineers to develop code to jointly solve their biggest challenges
to accelerate progress in their organization. In the process,
we help shape the future of our own platforms by partnering with
our product groups to improve them. We pride ourselves on making
contributions to open source and make our platforms easier to

We sit side-by-side with our customers to
collaboratively innovate custom solutions tailored to solve their
challenges. Our work involves the development of high-impact, open
source software assets that contribute to the Microsoft platform
that are broadly applicable. Important to this role, you will be
enabling your program managers to apply their skills, creativity
and aspirations to the benefit of the customers and advance their


Guiding and mentoring a team of 5 to 6
Software Engineers.
Giving thoughtful feedback, nurturing a
rigorous engineering environment, and providing context for team
members to grow.
Exhibiting technical leadership throughout the
broader CSE organization, with the Microsoft Product teams and the
OSS community.
Working hands-on with your team and our
customers through design and implementation, setting examples for
good engineering practices and coding along the way.
Continuously improving our ability to deliver
quality solutions through evolving our engineering process and
technical capabilities.

Required Qualifications:

At least 10+ years of experience shipping or
running production systems and/or software.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong service delivery experience including
architecture and coding, and ideally building cloud
We do not require deep expertise in all
software stacks that customers use. However, we do look for people
who have significant expertise in one software stack (and
preferably more).
A Bachelor or Master's degree in Computer
Science or a related discipline or the equivalent
Enjoy travel and comfortable with regional
travel up to 20%

At Microsoft we
are seeking people who have a passion for the positive impact
technology can have on the communities and for making a difference
in the world. Within CSE, we have an informal and flexible work
environment and you'll be welcome to work from home, our offices,
customer sites- wherever is best for you to get your job done. 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

Reference: 886599679

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