Principal Group Engineering Manager Microsoft Redmond, WA

Job title: Principal Group Engineering Manager

Company: Microsoft

Job description: Microsoft Azure Edge + Platform (E+P) is a globally distributed team of engineers, architects, program managers, product managers, business program managers, business administrators, user experience researchers and designers who are responsible for the platform for Microsoft and for delivering Microsoft’s edge vision. We create the most reliable and trustworthy OS and platform services to empower Microsoft and our customers to achieve more. We unlock the next wave of opportunity at the edge through an at-scale ecosystem driving widespread adoption of our Microsoft cloud services.

Are you interested in leadership opportunities in Microsoft platform security product engineering? Are you motivated by customer protection? The Azure Edge & Platform group is core to the products and services in Microsoft to modernize and transform customers to the cloud and on the edge. We are looking for an experienced leader in software development to build products and solutions to protect customers’ asset and enhance product protection. It will be constantly challenged with the demands in the cybersecurity battle ground. This is an opportunity to help Microsoft products across many business lines and to impact billions of customers.

The right candidate will have good knowledge in security, specifically in system level security, great leadership and people management skills, good judgement, and experienced in large scale system engineering and execution. The ideal candidate is customer focused, innovative and transformative, driving for results, collaborates with others well, and most importantly, a great mindset for people.

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The Group Engineering Manager role would be key in leading a technical charter in the platform security space, managing a group of engineers and managers, and collaborating with partner teams to build and integrate products.

This role is responsible for leading and delivering security platform capabilities for Edge, that empowers workloads to run securely on physical or virtual end points, protects customer and business asset, and enables true hybrid infrastructure and platform. As a people manager, the role is responsible to recruit, retain, and build high performing team and grow other leaders, and ensure smooth execution of plan, and integration with other product teams. It’s a team with existing technologies as well as new areas in startup mode, and requires the manager to balance between innovation and devops to support customers.

The role requires experience in large scale engineering and people management. Ideal candidate should have

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience
  • 5+ years people management experience
  • domain knowledge in security
  • engineering process and methodology for large scale development, project execution and integration
  • demonstrate leadership abilities in creating clarity, generate energy, and deliver success
  • ability to lead with integrity and remain calm during stressful situations while managing multiple demands and priorities
  • technical leadership to provide technical guidance on technology issues, designs, and ideas.

Background Check: 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:

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

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 .

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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Location: Redmond, WA

Job date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 05:52:09 GMT

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