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Viva Principal Software Engineering Manager

Microsoft is embarking on a new effort to address the growing needs of employees around the world. We are building a product suite designed to address the fundamental shift in how people work, build their career, and find meaning in their workplace. We are looking for team members who are excited to join our team and make a difference.

Employee engagement is undergoing a fundamental shift in response to economic, demographic, and societal changes. People want to be excited about their work, be connected to their company culture, understand how to succeed, and feel supported across a spectrum of onboarding, skilling, coaching and mentoring. Our team is dedicated to examining the employee journey and delivering software and services to make it better.

The Employee Experience team is run as a start-up, encouraging team members to share a sense of “founderism.” Team members engage directly with customers, iterate rapidly, and focus on solving the needs of employees around the world. Our culture is inclusive, casual, and high energy. Our team celebrates diverse backgrounds, and values passion for serving our customers. Our team has a strong sense of accountability and provides its members with opportunities for learning and career growth.

The Employee Expereince team is looking for Principal Engineering Managers, to build and run product offerings that will digitally transform the employee lifecycle while protecting their privacy; from onboarding to exit and everything in between. This role will be part of the initial leadership group accountable for hiring and building out the Employee Expereince Engineering team, setting the technical foundation for the product line, and establishing a strong engineering culture. The role will regularly work with program managers, designers, and senior engineering leaders on partner teams. Candidate attributes include experienced team leader, proven history of shipping software and services, a learning mindset, and a bias for action. The ideal candidate is excited about early-stage products with a demonstrated track record of building high quality, scalable software.



  • Hire and lead a high performing, diverse engineering team delivering new features from ideation though delivery and run, including internal and external integrations
  • Contribute to defining the overall product strategy, technology strategy, priorities, and roadmap
  • Work closely with engineering, program management and design counterparts to build experiences that drive user engagement
  • Contribute to defining “how” we build the product including architecture, technical designs, system reliability, availably and performance, coordinating the backlog and ensuring quality, with clear prirotization and an urgency for leading
  • Advocate, mentor and help mature team members in Agile Framework, Live site and DevOps environment


Basic Qualification

  • 10 years of software engineering or software development
  • Strong track record of hiring and managing great teams
  • History of building strong relationships with PM and Design at the work team and leadership level
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills and practical expereince

Preferred Qualifications

  • History of successfully leading and shipping distributed software systems
  • Experince building software and services for enterprise customers
  • Experience establishing engineering processes and culture form the ground up
  • Innate curiosity and ability to self-start in an ambition and rapidly changing startup environment
  • Great at learning quickly
  • Strong project management, communication, and leadership skills
  • Expereince at many layers of the tech stack (native, web, service, UX, model, data, integration, mobile)
  • Open minded and thoughtful when making technology choices
  • Expereince with existing M365 foundational technologies
  • Experience building HR, Learning, Human Capital Management, Collaboration or related software and services
  • Expereince integrating disparate systems

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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