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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineer in Hyderabad, India

Principal Software Engineer

Our team has the mission of creating premium products in areas such as security, compliance, information protection, data governance and data loss prevention. Our products ship integrated into both services and clients of Office 365, as well as Windows.

We create global scale services to transport, store, secure and manage some of the most sensitive data on the planet. We build our services on top of Azure, Exchange and other cloud platforms, and our experiences in Office applications like Outlook. Open source technologies are widely used.

The Office India arm of the team is expanding substantially and is looking for talented and highly motivated engineers. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has, or wants to build, expertise in cloud distributed systems, or in security and compliance, or both.



  • We are looking for someone who shares our passion for building great software for enterprises. You will work in a forward-looking product as part of an agile, collaborative, and cross-discipline team.

  • As a Principal SWE you will contribute to the vision of a major technical area, and be responsible for a solid architecture delivering amazing performance and quality. You will take such complex feature areas from ideation to successful global roll out. You will act as an expert code and design reviewer and mentors other engineers. You must be self-driven, proactive, and results-oriented.



  • Bachelors, Masters, or PHD in computer science, engineering or equivalent

  • 8+ years of software development experience with C#, C++ or Java

  • Working in agile teams with strong customer focus

  • Good communication and cross group collaboration skills

  • Experience in Azure, Exchange, or other cloud and distributed systems is a big plus

  • Security or compliance experience is a big plus

  • ML and AI knowledge 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.

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