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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager - CTJ in Redmond, Washington

Azure is the fastest-growing business in Microsoft’s history and is the foundation of Microsoft’s Cloud Services. Continuing this success, Azure has expanded into the Government space with its mission-critical cloud, delivering breakthrough innovation and security to those customers and their partners. With world-class security, protection, and compliance, agencies can accelerate cloud adoption with confidence, in a consistent hybrid environment designed for flexibility and scale. Azure Government enables innovation with deeply integrated cloud services, advanced analytics, and an open application platform, that provides the building blocks to rapidly develop, deploy and manage intelligent solutions. Government customers can leverage the vast network of Microsoft’s technology partners and diverse marketplace offerings, to advance their mission and serve their citizens.

The U.S. Government is eager to realize the benefits of the cloud, adopting a Cloud First policy for new investments. Microsoft is committed to supporting these initiatives and is uniquely positioned to offer hyper scale cloud capabilities to U.S. Government agencies for all its cloud computing needs.


As a Principal Engineering Manager in the team, this position will lead a team who own:

  • Lead a team of passionate high caliber engineers developing and coaching them to higher performance and engagement.

  • Design and lead implementation of end of end intelligence threat detection alerts/alarms in software.

  • Access and integrate information from network monitoring tools and other data analytics tools and sources to decipher underlying trends or uncover anomalies and discern obscure patterns and attributes.

  • Work independently and collaboratively with other research and product teams across Microsoft.

  • Mentor and develop people.


Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements

  • Candidates must have an active Secret or TS and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph) or have an active TS/SCI and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph). This role will require candidates to maintain the TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience with development and design working on high availability systems.

  • 5+ years of leadership and/or people management experience.

  • 5+ years of Agile Experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Math, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide spectrum of people in business and technical domains.

  • Experience in development and design at scale.

  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, Data Warehouse, and reporting frameworks, relational or NoSQL database experience, test automation.

  • Operating in an Agile environment.

  • Translate problem solving techniques into code.

  • Experience with direct, remote and virtual teams.

  • Experience in supportability “DevOps” environment.

  • Experience or familiarity with Microsoft Technologies.

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 at .

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