Microsoft Corporation Prin Software Engineering Lead in Hyderabad, India

About Microsoft IDC-SO, India

Each day our world creates new technology. New devices, new apps, new services. Which means new ways to do things, new ways to connect, new things to learn. While each holds the promise of helping us get more done, with less effort, too often they simply become one more thing competing for our scarce time and attention. That’s why we need to rethink the way we make technology, and not simply make more. That’s why we need to reinvent productivity. Microsoft is helping people achieve more by giving them the best possible tools for any moment. IDC-Service Offering (SO) has two roles at Microsoft. First is to keep enterprise level services and tools running smoothly, and ensure employees have a great experience as they collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners in over 100 countries. Second, we’re the company’s first commercial customer to deploy Microsoft software, services and hardware at scale. We innovate using cloud, BI and Big Data, mobile, social and security software and services, deploy and manage it, then provide the feedback and advocate for our customers with the Microsoft product engineering teams. In the end, we showcase our work to the industry. IDC-SO provides career growth opportunities, a rewarding and flexible work environment so you can better integrate your professional and personal life. Employees make global impact on hundreds of thousands of customers, partners and employees who use Microsoft software and services.

Product Engineering (PE) team, part of IDC-SO, practices Agile methodologies to improve its operational excellence and efficiency. It's the leading edge Microsoft technologies, strong engineering practices along with the focus on innovation that makes it an employer of choice. PE releases almost 80% of Microsoft products and applications across the globe. Besides, it also manages Microsoft Product activation and validation services for our global customers.

We deliver solutions and services that drive innovation and business value.

High level overview

Senior Software Engineering Manager is a role encompassing both the aspects of program delivery and people management in a highly matrix organization. This position is responsible for providing overall leadership to the team, setting direction for the team, ensuring all commitments are met and developing strong partnerships with other groups and disciplines globally. This person will lead a team comprising of individual contributors from the software engineering discipline.

Responsibilities and Common tasks include

• Setting up engineering strategy for the team both from technical and business front

• Ensuring that all programs are delivered with agreed upon business value, on time and highest quality

• Ensuring that all features embody engineering best practices, efficient, scalable architecture, elegant design and high quality implementation

• Managing a rapidly growing software engineering team of strong individual contributors

• Ensuring that pro-active/cooperative relationships exist within the program and project teams. Assisting team members in resolving issues

• Leading Design, Code reviews to ensure consistently high level of design and implementation

• Driving quality process and trustworthy computing initiatives throughout the product lifecycle to eliminate architecture, design and coding defects at the source

• Ensuring performance and security criteria are met

• Communicating policy & technical directions to all levels within group and cross discipline. Status reporting and presenting solutions is an integral part of the job

• Contributing to organizations’ big bet initiatives like talent hiring, people skill development, etc.

Desired Educational qualification: BE / B Tech /MCA or equivalent


 Required (Must Have)

• Experience:

o Total of 15+ years of demonstrated work experience in the Information Systems industry.

o 10+ years of solid Design/Software engineering experience using large/complex application using various technologies

o 4+ years of experience in People Manager Role – build and grow teams.

• Technical Skills:

o Very strong software engineering – design, development and testing, experience.

o Proficient in C#, .NET Framework or comparable programming environment, SQL, Web Development and test methodologies.

o Good understanding of design / architectural patterns and automation platforms.

• Engineering Practices:

o Experience with Agile or Waterfall development methodologies.

o Good experience on Requirement/Design/Code Review & Inspections practices

o Good on Estimation Practices: Effort and Schedule

o Experience in Development processes like creating technical and architectural documents and QA processes like designing test plans, functional testing, end to end scenario automation, performance and security testing.

• People Management Skills:

o Ability to motivate and influence team

o Ability to lead, coach and provide leadership to staff on goals, objectives and performance success criteria.

o Ability to manage high and low performers.

o Aligns team’s commitments with organizational strategic directions

o Effectively utilizes resources.

• Other skills:

o Excellent written and oral communication, team skills

o Ability to handle ambiguity and collaborate across multiple groups and disciplines

o Ability to manage multiple projects / tasks concurrently and drive them to successful completion

o Facilitates collaboration in a cross-group environment (i.e. global software engineering teams)

o Sound problem resolution, judgment, negotiating and decision making skills

o Excellence in strategic thinking, leadership and be able to influence without authority.

o Ability to rapidly assimilate new information and techniques

 Nice to have:

o Knowledge on Cloud technologies Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services, Windows Desktop and Phone application development

o Knowledge on data modeling, analytics, data mining and machine learning

o Knowledge on automated build, deployment and CICD.

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