Principal Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft Graph

  • Company: Microsoft
  • Location: Redmond, Washington
  • Posted: December 11, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1084013
The Identity Division is out to revolutionize application development! In our cloud-first, mobile-first world, almost everything about application architecture has changed. Identity is the new common denominator: it is the thread that ties users, applications, data, and organizations together. It is the new compliance and security perimeter. And, while Azure AD and Microsoft Account have jump-started the cloud identity revolution, we believe the best is yet to come. With Identity as the foundation of modern application architecture, the possibilities for new, richer, higher-value scenarios are limitless.

The Identity Developer Platform Team is on a mission to deliver the platform for this new world of cloud applications. We have a big vision - we will revolutionize the way applications integrate consumer and organizational identity and data. We will run like a startup with laser focus on our customers - independent software vendors ranging from start-ups to the largest cloud apps, as well as IT departments developing line-of-business apps, business-to-consumer apps, business-to-business apps, and more. The team is growing fast, and we’re looking for like-minded engineers who are passionate about delivering value to developers, enjoy a growth hacking environment, and are eager to play one of the most important long games for Microsoft.

We are looking for a highly motivated Engineering Manager with a passion for building high scale services to lead our effort in Microsoft Graph. This effort is key to the realization of Microsoft’s vision in developer platform space. Microsoft Graph is a unified API endpoint for accessing data, intelligence and insights coming from Microsoft Cloud. More information about Microsoft Graph can be found here In this role, you will be expected to apply agile development methodologies in designing your components and writing high quality code that meets availability, scalability, performance and reliability goals. You will be required to create the right infrastructure and processes so that we can ship code into production in a rapid manner.

Basic Qualifications:
• 10+ years of software engineering experience in either C++, Java, or C#
• 5+ years of experience leading/managing an engineering team

Preferred Qualifications:
• BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent experience
• Experience designing, implementing and shipping complex commercial software products/services
• Ability to write secure, reliable & maintainable code and to test & debug it
• Experience leading high performing, efficient teams
• Ability to operate in a highly ambiguous, rapidly evolving environment
• Experience in building developer platform services and/or developer API is highly desired


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. 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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