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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

The world is producing and storing more data than ever before. How would you like to join the Azure SQL team to keep that data safe and efficient?

In the cloud-based world, running our Azure service reliably and efficiently is key to Microsoft's growth and future. Azure SQL is one of the biggest services hosted by Azure. Together we build on Azure's phenomenal growth and success. We are building trustworthy telemetry and deployment infrastructure and analytics to help us keep the service running smoothly, prevent and reduce outages and increase customer satisfaction. In constantly improving our scalability, reliability and security, we aim to monitor our large scale service in real time, reduce noise in the system and have auto tuning solutions and self-remediation via bots. We are building intelligent and smart diagnostics infrastructure to auto detect and fix problems that our customers face with their Azure resources. It involves building large scale low latency distributed service, building framework for adding diagnostics to make inferences, and using intelligence to predict problems. The goal is to build services that delights our customers, solves their problems as quickly as possible and prevent them proactively. Our deployment infrastructure enables us to deliver updates to millions of instances worldwide quickly, safely and securely, with intelligence to auto detect regressions. We collaborate with data scientists on innovative solutions to improve customer experience with Azure SQL by leveraging this telemetry data and pipeline in new ways.


We are looking for a strong leader who is not afraid of big ambiguous challenges, who has a strong sense of ownership and drives for result, who is detail oriented and organized, and strong in cross-team collaboration. This is a position with high visibility across Azure SQL and high impact in increasing release quality and velocity. We are a tight-knit team who values diversity, collaboration and learning from each other. We are committed to be data driven, agile and continuously improving customer experience. We want to truly understand customer requirements and deliver solutions that not only satisfy their needs but exceed their expectations. If that sounds like the right environment for you please join us!


  • Manage a team of software engineers to grow everyone's career.

  • Drive feature design and prioritization, embracing a customer focused, live site first approach.

  • Drive cross group collaboration, ensuring partner needs are met, and requests are clearly communicated.

  • Lead in the resolution of both people and project related problems.



  • 5+ years’ experience in Computer Science/Engineering in an educational facility or industry setting.

  • 5+ years’ experience leading projects requiring cross group or partner collaboration.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to explain complex problems from a customer centric point of view.


  • Experience in people management.

  • Basic knowledge of Azure SQL or SQL Server.

  • Experience with Azure services, infrastructure building, telemetry pipeline, deployment infrastructure


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. 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.