Principal Engineering Manager

Microsoft Corporation Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 2 months ago

Come join the team in the Cloud & Artificial Intelligence division at Microsoft that is building the next generation of AI-first content understanding.

As the volume of content produced worldwide skyrockets, now more than ever we need the ability to understand the meaning and intent locked away inside. Microsoft is at the forefront of companies working to allow developers to seamlessly integrate advanced AI into a wide range of applications and extracting understanding from content is a cornerstone of this effort. On this team, you'll work with world class AI developers, Software Engineers and Data Scientists to develop a new Azure Cognitive Service that enables the next level of content understanding.

As a team we have a track record of building successful services infused with AI based Azure services used by tens of thousands of customers across the world. We are proud of what we build and how we build it. We run lean, obsess about customers and use an evidence-based approach to decision making. Every single week we have many conversations with customers to keep our product grounded in customer value and scenarios. We ship new bits continuously, so your work will impact customers in a few days, not months or years. We also have a strong service culture and run a great live site.

Our team consists of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, different professional and life experiences. We maintain and grow that diversity what makes us better at building the best solutions for our customers while having a blast doing it! Core to our team culture is the belief that you must have a 'people-first' approach to sustainably building and running 24x7 cloud services. This means we support each other to build things the right way, only work sane hours, enjoy our vacation time and take advantage of our paid parental leave!

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of Software Development experience building product quality software

  • At least 3 years of people management experience.

  • Demonstrated success growing junior engineers through mentoring, collaboration and coaching

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience is required.

  • Strong experience in C#, C++ and Python

  • Strong skills in building cloud services.

  • Strong design and coding skills with the ability to pick up new languages, tools and design patterns as needed

  • Experience with containers/ Kubernetes, Linux containers etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and in teams

  • Customer focus: comfortable communicating with customers through blogs, twitter, etc. Seek out and respond to feedback through various mediums

  • Experience with .net and java service development is a plus

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.

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



We're looking for a Software Engineering Manager who is passionate about building products that power the next generation of AI powered cloud services. You will be responsible for bringing to market state-of-the-art AI content understanding in the form of highly scalable cloud services used by thousands of customers world-wide. This role requires a mix of strong development ability as well as a love for AI and solving cloud scale problems. You will manage a team of software engineers and data scientists.

If you are an experienced Software Engineering Manager with a track record of delivering solid engineering work in this space and have a passion for learning, this is a great opportunity for you to take the next step in your career and be at the intersection of what Microsoft cares about most: Data, Cloud and AI the three forces that are changing the world

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