Principal Software Engineering Manager

Last updated 16 hours ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft Azure is undergoing explosive growth as customers around the world realize the benefits of moving services and applications to the cloud. Security and reliability are the foremost concerns for our customers as they move their services to Azure, outside of their corporate network. The job of the Azure Security team is to ensure that Azure is the most secure and resilient cloud platform. The team owns core security services spanning across the stack of Azure, providing low level platform security as well as protection for customer applications running at cloud scale. We are responsible for core distributed security infrastructure including key management, disk encryption and data protection, Trusted Launch and attestation of the platform as well as customer VMs, Azure Confidential Computing infrastructure services, Linux security, and other security capabilities for the Azure ecosystem.


We are looking for an experienced software engineering manager to lead a team of engineers developing security features and services for the Azure platform in the area of Confidential Computing. The candidate should be an independent self-driven and hands-on manager with a proven track record running high scale services with a Livesite-first mindset, experience leading successful teams with a proven ability to collaborate effectively across the company, a passion for driving strong engineering cultures, an excellent track record managing, growing/coaching strong engineers.

With security being top priority for Azure, this role gives excellent and highly visible opportunities to make a significant impact in securing Microsoft’s vision of the cloud.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to learn and grasp concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment is critical to success.
  • Ability to multitask while balancing short-term and long-term needs is essential.
  • Passion for building and designing hyper scale systems.
  • Strong design and development experience of a large complex system.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and debugging skills.
  • 8+ years of software development experience in a product group.
  • 3+ years of experience managing and leading product teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of security technologies is highly desirable but not required.
  • Strong design and development experience with distributed programming models.
  • Prior experience in building large scale distributed systems is a big plus.



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 Accommodation request form.

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