Principal SWE Manager

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

Any Developer. Any App. Any Platform.

Microsoft continues to make big investments to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Come join the team responsible for delivering the Visual Studio family of products. We are blending intelligent developer cloud services with rich client experiences to create innovative new developer productivity features like GitHub Codespaces.

As we continue to improve developer productivity features in Visual Studio with cloud service direction, we are looking for an engineering manager to manage a team of about 8 engineers working on Visual Studio editor and productivity features.


We are looking for an engineering manager to help us deliver tools & services to significantly improve developers’ productivity. We are looking at improving editor productivity experience and enhancing the experience to work with GitHub Codespaces. There are multiple challenges to work on like how to make editor experience performant and reliable when working with Codespaces in cloud, design editor APIs for new extensibility model in Codespaces, make search within VS help users discover features easily, etc.

You will work with program managers to understand customer needs and develop experiences that make them more productive. You will work with multiple partner teams, build simple and powerful experiences, ship them to customers frequently and learn from customer feedback.

You will build high quality developer tools, scalable cloud services, and systems that monitor the health of the services. The software you build will help millions of developers all over the world.

You will become part of a team where learning from peers and growing as a team is a core theme.


Required Basic Qualifications:

8+ years of experience developing commercial software

Preferred Qualifications:

- 2+ years of people management experience

- Experience with C#, C++, Azure, JavaScript and TypeScript

- Demonstrated solution delivery through a full product cycle in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

- BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent experience

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.


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