Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft

Principal Software Engineer

Redmond, Washington, United States
  • Redmond, Washington, United States
  • Dallas, Texas, United States

  • 1401339
  • Dec 23, 2022
  • 0-25 %
  • Software Engineering
  • Individual Contributor
  • Full-Time
  • Up to 50% work from home

OneDrive and SharePoint are rapidly growing services at the center of Microsoft's cloud, reaching almost every part of the company, like Windows and Office. You would be a part of a team that can fundamentally change the way that millions of people use their devices and interact with the most important content in their lives.
You'll design and deliver systems that enable partners and ISVs to migrate from other cloud providers, improve core systems performance and efficiencies, and ensure zero customer impact throughout the change management cycle. You will deliver systems to meet our business continuity planning goals, provide telemetry for optimizing the service and drive our response time for detecting and resolving service issues down.
We are looking for smart, agile, and intellectually curious engineers who love creating and building things that delight and protect our customers. You will be working with a team of amazing engineers, PMs, and designers, and work closely with other teams across Microsoft to deliver large scale, distributed architectures, and features to meet OneDrive and SharePoint's core infrastructure needs.
Redmond WA or Dallas TX are preferred locations. Remote work will be considered.
Required Qualifications
  • 10+ years of industry programming, software development, and/or software engineering experience.
  • 2+ years of cloud infrastructure experience, including cloud-scale services and server/service management features.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent.
  • Prior experience with REST API’s and web services across multiple systems.
  • Strong coding, debugging, algorithm design and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with building cloud-scale infrastructure components.
  • Collaborate with partner teams to meet the engineering goals in a unified manner.
  • Able to learn new systems quickly and adapt new methodologies to our service.
  • Awareness, passion, and experience related to cloud scale distributed design and patterns.
  • Familiar with secure software design concepts.
  • Proven track record of delivering projects that include multiple components.
  • Ability and eagerness to work across and partner with multiple engineering teams to achieve business goals.

By applying to this position, you are being considered for multiple like positions within our organization - OneDrive/SharePoint.
Software Development IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year.
Microsoft has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets (see below). The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role (except as noted below); the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.
At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with Microsoft and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.
There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year.
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  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away

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