Principal Software Engineering Lead

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Commerce and Ecosystem division (C+E) in the Cloud & AI group powers commerce for Microsoft’s key businesses like Azure & Office 365. The CPX team within this group is a great place to grow your career while working on initiatives that deliver compelling value to Microsoft’s commerce platform.

Here in the CPX team, our goal is to achieve significant long-lasting business impact by providing our partners a unified platform to provision services supporting a wide range of businesses.

On our team, you will be helping to lead an develop teams building the next generation of our commerce platform that drives billion-dollar programs, used by a global network of companies like Dell, HP, and many other fortune 500 companies.


We are looking to hire a talented Principal Software Engineering Lead to help us deliver services for empowering Microsoft’s ecosystem to be successful. You will lead and collaborate with team members and partner teams to design, build and deliver value in both the consumer and commercial spaces, helping businesses such as Xbox, Dynamics, Office, and Azure deliver value to their customers… using technologies in a dynamic and agile environment, and have opportunities for mentorship, career growth, and work on high-business impact areas.

Successful candidates will exhibit various attributes which will enhance their ability to succeed in this position:

Collaboration - As most development is about working with others, both within the group, as well as across business units and portions of the company, an ability to collaborate effectively is a core competency to have.

Customer Focus - A focus on delivering customer value, and being able to directly tie engineering decisions and actions to that value is a huge plus for successful engineers at any level.

Drive For Results - Being able to drive for results, not merely finding the boundary of your responsibility, but following a problem through to its conclusion, to solve it once and for all, is a skill and ability which a successful engineer should exhibit.

Technical Excellence - Core to being a software engineer is of course technical excellence. This is not merely knowing the latest and greatest language developments, but demonstrating a passion for technology, a curiosity to ‘go deep’, and an ability to quickly learn and build upon past experiences, to be able to extrapolate from those experiences, and deliver innovations. Technical excellence is rooted in having a strong demonstrable aptitude for problem solving.
If this sounds like you, please apply. We can’t wait to meet you!


Successful candidates are expected to have:

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience building and testing one or more of the following: Scalable web services/applications, Distributed systems, Operating systems, Hosted applications, or Service oriented solutions
  • 6+ years of experience leading and managing teams developing software and services in one or more cloud platform: E.g. AWS, Azure, ...
  • Strong demonstable collaboratation, leadership, and partnering skills

Desired Skills:

  • Solid development debugging, testing, and problem-solving skills. Mastery of data structures and algorithms
  • Demonstrated experience in the entire product development cycle from design, implementation and debugging to shipping and maintenance.

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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