Principal Software Engineering Manager

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Bellevue, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Microsoft Search and Intelligence team is responsible for enabling intelligence in Microsoft products like Outlook, Bing, Windows, and Cortana. We research & develop natural language processing & machine learning infrastructure to process billions of emails and documents a day extracting key inferences & knowledge, serving several powerful intelligent experiences to billions of users guiding them and their organizations make smart decisions.

You would be part of a team working to modernize the way users discover, navigate and search across their organization’s Office365 corpus and help make them more productive. We strive to break down the barriers of traditional search and instead offer the most relevant and contextual based suggestions to help users discover the content they are looking for, spanning their Contacts, Emails, Documents and their organization's data. We work very closely with the Office 365 team to guarantee user privacy and compliance while also offering users a robust set of experiences that help them find what they are looking for.

We are looking for an engineering thought leader who can bring deep experience working with large scale distributed systems to deploy and serve machine learning, classification, and language translation-based end to end solutions. We value and encourage diversity in the belief that it leads to both great workplaces and great products.

Responsibilities

As a lead, you will be expected to coach, care and mentor a team of engineers working on tough problems with you. In addition to managing and growing the capabilities of team, your responsibilities will also include technical leadership. The expectation is that you will contribute to feature designs and long-term technology roadmaps. You will be responsible for ensuring that the work your team delivers is high-quality and developed in a way that aligns with architecture of the underlying platform. You will work with a team of applied scientists and developers who are responsible for all stages of the research & development cycle including early ideation, design, implementation and scaling it internationally. You will be expected to work on many levels - from high level vision, to design and implementations of both self-contained components and large, team-oriented code bases. Your coding skills will be challenged writing scalable, distributed, and highly efficient components. You will also be responsible for monitoring live site to ensure rock-solid availability.

Your responsibilities will include shipping large-scale backend services that host complex models and algorithms to process critical user data. You will also be involved in developing offline processes to monitor, extract, index and build ML & NLP models. Collaborating with other engineers to build demos and apps to showcase these services is one of the ways in which you will be able to contribute new ideas. The development process is driven by gathering implicit signals from real users through online experimentation to learn and iterate on the next improvements in the product.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in frequent hackathons that allow you to work with many different teams around the world. The goal is to pursue high impact work to quickly deliver on critical areas that our users value, by delivering high quality features in a highly collaborative team environment.

Qualifications

8+ years of strong software design and development experience with C#, C++ or Java (or similar languages like Python)

5+ years of experience leading high performing engineering teams

Experience working on large scale web services is required

Experience or interest in natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, or data mining is strongly preferred.

Strong people leadership skills, with the ability to understand team dynamics, select and develop team members

Key differentiators: Grounded in a growth mindset, advocate for inclusion and diversity, and strong self-awareness

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.

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