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Principal Engineering Manager

Redmond, WA

OneDrive is Microsoft’s solution for cloud file storage - the one place for all your important documents, files and folders, photos, and videos and more, across work and life, and on all your devices. SharePoint is Microsoft's solution for managing business and education intranets, data workflows, and critical customer data.


As we continue to grow our market share, we are faced with many core infrastructure and scale challenges driving a need to build resilient systems while ensuring no customers are impacted throughout the change management lifecycle. The OneDrive and SharePoint team is looking for a motivated and strong Principal Software Engineering Manager to be a part of this journey.


Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


We are looking for an Engineering Manager who is passionate about building a great team and who puts people and culture at the forefront. Someone who is not afraid to dig into hard engineering problems to improve the core fundamentals of our systems, add critical and exciting new features, revolutionize how our engineers work day-to-day, and try new things like bringing the power of machine learning and statistical analysis at scale to solve these and other problems. 


You will have an opportunity to work with peers across the company in Office, Azure, Microsoft365, and Research. You will guide a team of engineers, mentoring them through this journey and providing technical and architectural leadership as we evolve our scalable, distributed service.


Embody our Culture and Values


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 8+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
  • OR equivalent experience
  • Prior experience with developing large high-volume services, with service-oriented development and cloud-based systems
  • 2+ Experience with implementing/managing security protocols as a provider
  • 5+ years of experience with OAuth, SSO, Cryptography, or Active Directory


Preferred Qualifications

  • Good communication skills and a track record of cross-group/cross-discipline collaboration
  • Quick learner who thrives in an ambiguous environment.
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to be adaptable and agile in development
  • Demonstrated experience as a technical lead or people manager
  • Demonstrated commitment to the success of others, as a leader in the team you will be expected to mentor and manage junior developers
  • Strong technical abilities, problem solving, design, rapid prototyping, coding, and debugging skills

Software Engineering M6 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $158,500 - $276,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $202,800 - $304,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until April 16th, 2024.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Educational resources
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Savings and investments
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Generous time away
  • Giving programs
  • Opportunities to network and connect

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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