Principal Engineering Manager, Cloud and AI Division

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Do you want to build and ship new Azure services from ground up? Does working on and contributing to Open Source Software excite you? The Azure Developer Experience team at Microsoft India Development Center (IDC) is staffing a team of talented engineers and product managers to help us build and ship managed first-party Azure services that will enable deploying and operating popular open source software in Azure-managed, enterprise-ready environments. We will collaborate closely with industry partners to ship best-in-class services operating at large scale.

We are looking for a highly talented Engineering Manager to lead and grow a new team at IDC. This is a rare opportunity where you get to work on a pre-V1 offering and get in on the ground floor of a new team being formed. We are looking for strong, self-motivated and results driven individuals who can thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments. We value a healthy work environment where openness, trust, diversity, respect and care are strong cultural values. As a Principal Engineer Manager, you will provide technical and people leadership for an end-to-end service or a set of platform components.

If the above sounds challenging and exciting, we’d love to talk to you.

Job location: Hyderabad


  • Lead, hire, and grow a diverse world-class team of software engineers
  • Lead delivery for a world class Azure service or a platform sub-system working with engineers and peer teams.
  • Partner with product management, industry partners, customers, and other stakeholders to define requirements, scope projects and ship products in rapid, iterative cycles
  • Stay up to date on industry trends around cloud native technologies, open source development and dev ops processes, mentoring team on innovation, modern design and service engineering.
  • Support customers and live site in a dev ops model
  • Build for security, privacy, scalability, reliability and compliance
  • Lead others by exemplifying inclusiveness, teamwork, and customer focus
  • Mentor and grow engineers



  • BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent field
  • 10+ years of industry experience building and shipping software using modern programming languages such as C#, C++, Java, Go or Python
  • Track record of delivering engineering projects from conception to delivery across multiple ship cycles
  • 4+ years of experience in people management and track record of successfully leading and growing engineering teams
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Customer obsession and passion for shipping high quality products
  • Have excellent planning, execution and communication skills
  • Track record of collaborating effectively with multiple cross-functional teams across geographies


  • Experience working in a Linux environment and/or with open source projects
  • Experience building and shipping a large-scale cloud service is a big plus
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure such as Azure, AWS or GCP
  • Experience with Docker and DevOps tools and processes
  • Experience in site-reliability engineering practices and supporting scalable live site services
  • Experience growing senior engineers

Other Requirements

  • 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.

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Principal Engineering Manager, Cloud and AI Division
Microsoft Corporation