Principal Software Engineering Lead
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2 dagen geleden

Do you enjoy software development and working directly with customers? Do you enjoy coaching and growing engineers? Are you excited about working across a broad spectrum of domains including Cloud Native, DevOps, IoT, Machine Learning, and High Scale Compute?

The Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) team is a global engineering organization that works directly with customers looking to leverage the latest technologies to address their toughest challenges and transform their industries using cloud-based solutions.

We work closely with our customers’ engineers to develop code to jointly solve their biggest challenges to accelerate progress in their organization.

In the process, we help shape the future of our own platforms by partnering with our product groups to improve them. We pride ourselves on making contributions to open source and making our platforms easier to use.

We sit side-by-side with our customers to collaboratively innovate custom solutions tailored to solve their challenges. Our work involves the development of high-impact, open source software assets that contribute to the Microsoft platform that are broadly applicable.

Important to this role, you will be enabling your engineers to apply their skills, creativity and aspirations to the benefit of the customers and advance their careers.

CSE is part of the larger Industry Solutions (IS) team which is a global organization of over 13,000 strategic sellers, industry experts, elite engineers, and world-class architects, consultants, and delivery experts who work together to bring Microsoft’s mission of empowerment and cutting-edge technology - to life for the world’s most influential customers.

We are on the front lines of innovation, working side-by-side with customers to drive value across the entirety of their digital transformation journey.

Our team prides itself on embracing a growth mindset, inspiring excellence, and encouraging everyone to share their unique viewpoints and be their authentic selves.

Join us and help create life-changing innovations that impact billions around the world!

Be respectful and inclusive As a group, we work to build consensus with our teammates and customers. We’re looking for the sort of person who enjoys a culture that ensures that all voices and perspectives are heard and considered.


  • Guiding and mentoring a team of 5 to 6 Software Engineers
  • Giving thoughtful feedback, nurturing an inclusive engineering environment, championing engineering fundamentals and providing clarity and mentorship for team members to grow
  • Exhibiting technical leadership throughout the broader CSE organization, with the Microsoft Product teams and the OSS community
  • Working hands-on with your team and our customers through design and implementation, setting examples for good engineering practices and coding along the way
  • Continuously improving our ability to deliver quality solutions through evolving our engineering process and technical capabilities
  • Qualifications

    We are seeking people who have experiences which reflect the qualifications below :

    Required Qualifications :

  • 10+ years of experience shipping or running production systems and / or software, including complex production systems that run on a public cloud
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • Strong service delivery experience including architecture and coding, and ideally building cloud services
  • We do not require deep expertise in all software stacks that customers use. However, we do look for people who have significant expertise in one software stack (and preferably more)
  • Interest or experience in acting as a people manager, leading a team, and helping grow careers
  • Experience working within and directing geographically dispersed, diverse, and virtual teams
  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or the equivalent
  • Industry experience in one of the following industries : automotive, energy, travel and transportation, financial services, government, health, manufacturing, media & communications, or retail
  • Enjoy travel and are comfortable with regional travel up to 25%
  • At Microsoft, we are seeking people who have a passion for the positive impact technology can have on the communities and for making a difference in the world.

    Within CSE, you will find a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and personal and cultural experiences which are vital to our success with our customers.

    It’s an informal and flexible work environment and you’ll be welcome to work from home, our offices, customer sites wherever is best for you to get your job done.

    We invest in your health, wellness, and financial future by offering a competitive package including a wide range of benefits built around your personal needs and those close to you.


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