Principal Software Engineering Manager
Redmond , Washington
December 11, 2017
Are you passionate about engineering tools, developer productivity, distributed systems, and cloud services a scale? The Tools for Software Engineers team (TSE) is set out to maximize the productivity of all Microsoft engineers and reduce the time from idea to production.

In Satya’s memo to the company he states, “In order to deliver the experiences our customers need for the mobile-first and cloud-first world, we will modernize our engineering processes to be customer-obsessed, data-driven, speed-oriented and quality-focused.” Come join us to be a part of this change!

TSE develops and operates a set of engineering tools and services including build tools, build languages, the build service, drop and artifact services, verification services including unit test execution and code review tools, engineering reporting and analysis services; all working towards a unified, world-class engineering system offering for internal Microsoft needs and third parties. Distributed build and test are at the center of Microsoft 1ES and is helping major groups within the company deliver features faster, more reliably and at scale. Our services are used by tens of thousands of developers and we build and test millions of projects daily in a distributed service running at scale in multiple data centers across the world.

We are looking for an exceptional Engineering Manager to help drive and shape the future of 1ES at Microsoft with focus on integrating the best of breed security tools & techniques throughout our entire One Engineering System (1ES). This is a unique opportunity to impact the way all developer work and ship software at Microsoft.

As an Engineering Manager you will be responsible for all every-day aspects of our distributed build tools and infrastructure, including architecture, customer interactions, roadmap decisions, backlog and product ownership, engineering quality and release processes. You’ll also make an impact through people development and career growth. At TSE everyone is a recruiter, we have a track record of attracting the best talent in the industry and you will have an integral role in continuing to attract and retain key talent as a leader in the organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

• BS/MS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.

• Good understanding of security development lifecycle with deep technical background.

• Strong coding, debugging, algorithm design and problem-solving skills.

• Excellent communications skills, ability to talk to customer developers as well as senior technology leaders.

• Passion for improving performance and reliability of engineering systems.

Basic Qualifications:

• 10+ years of experience as an engineer

• 4+ years as an engineering manager

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to


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