Principal Software Engineering Manager

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Microsoft Edge team is looking for an experienced engineering leader for our Developer Tools team.

Microsoft Edge represents a great growth opportunity for the company. We adopted the Chromium open-source project in the development of Microsoft Edge to create better web compatibility for our customers and reduce fragmentation for all web developers. With the first stable version that was first released in January 2020, we built a strong foundation that has been well received by the community. We are now on a journey to help deliver on unmet customer needs while contributing to the Chromium OSS project, in a way that helps us move the broader web forward.

The Edge Developer Tools team is chartered to build web developer tools that help web developers build, optimize, test, and debug their sites and web-based applications. Together, our team leads the charge for products like Edge DevTools, WebDriver, Webhint and more. We partner closely with Chromium DevTools, VS Code, TypeScript, Visual Studio and other internal/external teams and standards bodies, with a goal to empower web developers to build great end-to-end web-based experiences for end users. To date, we have made more than 1100 contributions to the Chromium developer tools to date, and actively engage with the web developer community via various mediums.

As we bring new members into our team, we value individuals who are:

  • Focused on quality and delivering rapid success for customers
  • Hands-on engineers who lead by example
  • Data driven and can incorporate industry and competitive knowledge to tackle complex problems
  • Self-starters who can think holistically and work independently
  • Mature in their collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Able to operate effectively with ambiguity
  • Representatives of the Microsoft cultural attributes and leadership principles

If you're interested so far, we encourage you to keep reading!


As a Software Engineering Manager on this team you will:

  • Facilitate the high-quality design and development of developer tools for Microsoft Edge, including the integration with other Microsoft and industry tools like VSCode, Visual Studio and more
  • Collaborate with the product team to define and execute on the strategy for web developer tooling scenarios
  • Lead and develop a great team of Software Engineers, while helping define and advance team culture
  • Partner and communicate effectively with the open-source contributors of the Chromium DevTools
  • Lead and stay actively engaged in open-source efforts
  • Partner with teams within Edge and across the company, including Developer Division, Azure, Office and more, to deliver e2e value for web developers


Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of industry/professional software development experience
  • Experience developing in JavaScript/TypeScript, C++/C, C#, and/or Java

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of people management experience
  • Broad understanding of the web platform, web developer workflows, and web tooling ecosystem
  • Front-end/back-end web development knowledge/experience
  • Passion for working with both front end and back end technologies to deliver on scalable customer driven solutions
  • Track record of building high functioning teams, including recruiting and retaining diverse talent

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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