Does pioneering new and innovative ways to reimagine and transform end-user productivity across the breadth and depth of Microsoft’s global workforce sound exciting to you? Are you passionate about the future of work, driving innovation and showcasing an employee experience blueprint that inspires customers and partners to navigate their digital transformation? If so, Microsoft Digital (MSD) team is an excellent place for you to grow your career.

Microsoft Digital (MSD)’s mission is to power, protect, and transform the employee experience at Microsoft around the world. Come build community, explore your passions, do your best work and be a part of the team within Microsoft’s Data Platform & Growth (DPG) organization and Experiences & Devices (E+D) division. Microsoft Digital (MSD), is the team that innovates, creates, and delivers the vision for Microsoft’s employee experience, human resources, corporate and legal affairs, global real estate products, and runs Microsoft’s internal network and infrastructure, plus builds campus modernization and hybrid solutions. You will leverage the latest technologies and focus on empowering Microsoft employees with the tools and services that define both the physical and digital future of work.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and we’re dedicated to this mission across every aspect of our company. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Join us and help shape the future of the world.




Job Purpose

We are looking for an experienced Principal Software Engineer Manager who can drive results by leading from the front and showing thought leadership in developing roadmaps, innovation and timely impact delivery. The ideal candidate will play a significant role working with other senior Product Managers, Software Engineers, and Architects across Microsoft to identify opportunities, collaborate and deliver impact. You will be working in a team that has a lot of AI/ML & security scope and opportunities providing ample room for learning and growth.


  • Owning and driving delivery of critical areas and features, Help the team manage projects using agile engineering methodologies and dealing with ambiguity, working closely with Product Managers, Designers, and Stakeholders to define and execute the product roadmap

  • Provide deep strategical technical expertise and guidance in the design/architecture/planning stage of the project, including guidance during the execution/implementation as necessary

  • Lead, mentor, and grow team of engineers, cultivate a high-quality engineering culture, emphasizing technical excellence and rapid iteration

  • Identify professional growth areas for each engineer on the team and proactively provide opportunities for increasing their skill set as engineers

  • Continuously evaluate engineering processes and practices affecting the team with the goal of eliminating in-efficiencies and increasing the overall team effectiveness, drive these improvements both within the team and partners

  • Drive innovation and take measurable risks to improve our products and services

  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders and present technical vision and solutions to large audiences.

  • Rapid agility with Proof of Concepts especially with AI/ML.



  • 12+ years hands-on experience in managing large networks both on-prem and Azure offerings / Appliances.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated track record of leading end-to-end delivery of IT infrastructure services and Programs (planning, budget, procurement, installation, configuration, deployment, contract management etc.)

  • Expertise in IT infrastructure and Networking technologies.

  • Exposure to Cloud technologies would be an added advantage.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required for preparing clear, concise, and grammatically correct materials and communicating information effectively to others.

  • Solid customer focused, relationship focused pattern of work.

  • Ability to create structure from abstract ideas, take initial concepts to full maturity.

  • Technically savvy with the ability to solve both technical and non-technical problems.

  • BS or MS in computer science, or a related discipline.

Location: Hyderabad, India.

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