Principal Software Engineer

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

Microsoft 365 Modern Workplace Transformation (M365 MWT) team has a vision to establish a trusted platform that enables productive and healthy enterprises in a world of digital and remote everything, constantly changing work patterns and norms, and the need for organizational resiliency. We aim to solve our customers’ end-to-end business problems by enhancing Microsoft 365 tools like Teams to address specific business processes, measure the impact on core business outcomes and KPIs, and help organizations improve individual and team productivity and wellbeing. We deliver value to customers by incorporating machine learning techniques into the services we deliver, and by enabling highly personalized, self-learning experiences and suggestions that make each user and organization be more productive every time they use the service.

As a team and business, we have a startup culture - dreaming big, working hands-on with customers, and daring to build something that has never been built before. And we pride in bringing together innovative ideas from the best of a diverse team of experts across software development, behavioral sciences, industry verticals, privacy and machine learning to solve real world problems.

We want you because your strong passion for technology applied to making this world better, for a constant intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn and share. We need you for the diversity in ideas and culture that you will bring to our team and for your passion for creating a more inclusive work culture.

The opportunity will allow you to make a broad positive impact across many critical domains of one of the most mission-critical services in the world - such as large scale interactive data analytics, highly scalable map-reduce compute, machine learning platform, service and data engineering, security, compliance and service management.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a role model for open, honest, diverse and inclusive approach to problem solving
  • Collaborate, mentor and develop engineers across all levels through sharing and learning
  • Drive long-term architecture and detailed design for a highly scalable distributed, big data and analytics cloud service that provide interactive and intelligent data insights
  • Be a partner to the engineering team to deliver a high-quality, highly-available service that meets customer SLAs across the globe
  • Drive long-term design thinking for systems and engineering processes with simplicity and maintainability as core tenets
  • Deliver value through a strong collaborative approach spanning many teams across geographies


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • 10+ years of hands-on software design and coding experience
  • Proven track record of customer-focused innovation
  • Demonstrated depth and experience in architecture and implementation of large scale cloud services
  • Building extensible and maintainable services that last the test of time
  • Excellent technical, cross group collaboration and communication skills
  • Knowledge of modern engineering practices like automated deployments with integrated quality gates and experience working with modern version control systems like Git
  • Experience with data analysis and machine learning is a plus

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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