Principal Software Engineer

Redmond, WA, United States

Every once in a while a job comes along with the opportunity to positively affect the user experience of everyone who uses Microsoft products. If you’ve been waiting for that kind of opportunity to come along this may be the job for you. The Azure Identity team is searching for the next leader who can help defining, building and evolving the new platform on which Azure Active Directory (AAD) can build and evolve it’s services.


The Identity organization within the Cloud + Enterprise (C+E) group is driving the innovation in both cloud and on premises software development providing identity management, authentication and authorization. Our team operates within the Identity organization to deliver common operation platform for Identity services, develop and operate protection services, define and bring to the life new patterns for reliable, resilient and scalable services.


We are a group of supportive team players, working on delivering critical platform services that provide resilience, scalability, automated safety net and operation capabilities to services in Identity organization in an agile environment. We regularly collaborate with dev and operations teams across Microsoft while learning a ton and working to establish common patterns, operation principals, define and drive future vision.  We are using Service Fabric, Chef, Geneva, Kusto, other Azure services. Our solutions enable creation and operation of large identity services that run over thousands VMs across the globe. 


Basic Qualifications:
• 10+ years of professional software development experience


One or more of the following skills will be highly regarded: 
• BS in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience.
• Expertise in design, building and operating large scale distributed systems that can sustain rapid growth
• Technical leadership, experience in high performing, agile teams
• Drive changes across multiple teams in the Identity Organization
• Great communication skills to collaborate cross-group and work effectively within the team
• Expertise in any modern continuous delivery/deployment systems 
• Preferred expertise with Service Fabric, ARM, EV2, dSTS, dSMS 


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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