Microsoft Corporation Prin Software Engineering Lead in Hyderabad, India

About Microsoft Universal Store Team

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. Universal Store Team (UST), India 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. We provide 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.

Release, Security and Distribution (RSD) team, part of UST-India 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. RSD releases 80% of all Microsoft products and applications across the globe. We also manage Microsoft Product activation and validation services for our global customers. We deliver solutions and services that drive innovation and business value. We are working on conceptualizing the architecture and design of our next generation set of services.

High level overview

Principal Software Engineering Lead 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 and goals for the team, ensuring all commitments are met. It would require developing strong partnerships with other groups, and disciplines globally to influence stakeholders and product teams. 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.

• 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 for the services and tools developed.

• 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 talent hiring, cloud adoption strategy and organizations’ other big bet initiatives.

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

Skills (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 5+ 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, TDD, SOA and test 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 to deliver success.

o Ability to lead, coach and state precise goals, objectives and performance success criteria.

o Ability to manage high and low performers.

o Aligns team’s commitments with organizational strategic directions.

o Effective utilization of SWE resources.

• Other skills:

o Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.

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

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

o Ability to collaborate in a cross-group environment with global SWE 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.

Skills (nice to have)

o Knowledge on Cloud technologies Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services.

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

o Knowledge on test automation, automated builds, CICD and Testing in Production.

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