Principal Software Engineering Manager

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Are you looking to be part of Microsoft?™s mission to empower every person and organization to achieve more with the power of cloud computing? Do you want to work on building highly scalable and highly available Azure services that are used by thousands of customers? Are you game to develop software for managing large scale Datacenters? Do you want to be part of defining Azure?™s Hybrid vision & roadmap, if yes read on??

System Center (SC) is a suite of IT management products. It consists of seven different components that cover every aspect of Datacenter management including provisioning, configuration, monitoring, data protection, service management, orchestration, and automation at scale. These products are continuously evolving by adding capabilities to effectively manage large scale Datacenters and to connect these datacenters with Azure to enable Azure Hybrid Management Services on the workloads running on these datacenters.


You will join us in one of the System Center teams that will empower customers to seamlessly manage their workloads running on on-prem datacenters through Azure. You will also need to collaborate with different teams across Microsoft to transform monolithic architecture to microservices architecture and to build new Azure services from scratch leveraging cloud native practices to enable customers to simplify management and to extend other Azure management services to the workloads running on these datacenters, and edge. We are looking for an energetic leader who will drive our new Hybrid management charter and bring along our large customer base on this journey.

This is a Principal SWE manager role with lots of executive visibility, deep technical impact, product innovation and culture role model with opportunity for advancement. The role involves application of distributed system fundamentals, problem solving and growth mindset to create simple solutions to complex engineering problems. The job requires cross group collaborations, so you?™ll need to love that kind of work and be proficient at creating and maintaining warm and productive working relationships with other teams. You will play key role to mentor and grow junior members of the team.

You will also:

Bring clarity, create energy, and drive results you?™ll set a vision, rally the team behind it, and deliveritfor our customers.
Demonstrate the Microsoft manager attributes of coach, model, and care with the engineers on your team,for them tolearn, grow, and succeed.
Plan and prioritize work for your team, including collaborating with partner organizations.
Create an inclusive environment that attracts and retains high-performing engineers.


10+ years of experience in commercial software development.
3+ years’ minimum experience in a leadership position managing enterprise platform, product, or services teams
BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience
Experience in building, shipping and operating reliable, distributed systems software.
Ability to engage in site-reliability engineering practices. (Required)
Experience with containers and Kubernetes is preferred but not a pre-requisite.
Experience in Golang and Linux is preferred but not a pre-requisite.
Commitment to collaboration and teamwork and ability to deliver via influence
Demonstrated problem solving and debugging skills.
Experience building RESTful services.
Experience developing software hosted in Azure, AWS, or other similar Cloud platforms.

If you are passionate about leading a team which is defining Azure?™s hybrid vision and excited about transforming monolithic services to microservices leveraging cloud native practices, come join us!

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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