Principal Software Engineering Lead


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


Microsoft Azure Edge + Platform (E+P) is a globally distributed team of engineers, architects, program managers, product managers, business program managers, business administrators, user experience researchers and designers who are responsible for the platform for Microsoft and for delivering Microsoft’s edge vision. We create the most reliable and trustworthy OS and platform services to empower Microsoft and our customers to achieve more. We unlock the next wave of opportunity at the edge through an at-scale ecosystem driving widespread adoption of our Microsoft cloud services.

Are you interested in using your technical and interpersonal skills to lead a team and secure billions of Windows customers? If so you may have just found your dream job!

The Data Protection and Threat Resistance team ensures the trustworthiness of Microsoft platforms and safeguards user data - and we're growing! Our team secures the over 1 billion PCs, Xboxes, Hololens devices and everything else powered by Windows. We produce cutting edge data protection and hardening features such as Application Control, Windows Information Protection and HVCI. Our work gives customers confidence that their data is safe and devices are secure, even if targeted by sophisticated modern attackers.

We are building a new Enterprise team to drive scenarios which protect our most security conscious customers. OS security features only deliver value when they are used. Through our data pipeline and customer engagement, we know that our most impactful security wins happen when we synthesize cutting edge security features and real world environments. This team will bring modern security to our most attacked customers!







We are looking for candidates with experience leading engineering teams and possessing strong software design and development skills. You will lead your team to design, build and deliver enterprise solutions which secure customer devices and data. In this, you will partner closely with leaders in platform security and across Windows. This is a unique role that provides an opportunity to:

  • Make impact through integrating cutting edge platform security technologies and driving adoption
  • Lead your team to deliver comprehensive enterprise solutions to integrity, data security and isolation
  • Work in a dynamic team with industry experts in operating system security


Required Qualifications:

  • 9+ years of experience developing and shipping software
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering or Mathematics or equivalent experience.
  • Strong coding and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in a team lead or managerial role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in OS/platform engineering
  • Prior experience in security

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.

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