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Principal Software Engineer
Microsoft Corporation     Tempe, AZ 85282

Millions of developers use Microsoft's tools and technologies to create amazing software. The Developer Division's Customer Engagement Team is chartered with helping them make the most of their investment in our tools and technologies to accomplish their business goals.

We collaborate directly with customers and partners to ensure their success by:

+ Providing application design guidance

+ Troubleshooting applications to improve performance and resiliency

+ Creating proof of concepts to evaluate technological options and chart a transformation path

We are a geographically distributed team which means that relocation is not required. While much of our work is done remotely, occasional travel is needed to support our customer engagements.

The front door to building modern cloud-based business applications is the transformation of software architecture and development lifecycle in each enterprise. Imagine the impact we can have if Microsoft’s Azure platform, tooling and services offer the kind of capabilities and experience that makes this transformation less daunting and less costly. This is the crucial role a qualified candidate will play as part of our team.


Remote freindly anywhere US based


In this role you will work with strategic customers to review their solution architecture, application implementation and engineering practice. You will further build solutions using modern frameworks and programming paradigms in .NET to demonstrate key capabilities of Azure services to our customers. You will have opportunities to accelerate platform evolution through the adoption or contribution of open source technologies.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to:

+ Lead or participate in executive level discussion with customers on technological transformation

+ Collaborate cross-functionally with team members while leading customer engagements

+ Identify broad adoption blockers and inhibitors and facilitate a plan to remove them

+ Contribute to the design and implementation of .NET family of frameworks or tools

+ Demonstrate empathy for customers by providing a holistic and practical solution to those who are new to the transformation journey

+ Drive impact to the developer community by giving presentations in industry conferences and publishing blogposts, whitepapers and samples that are based on proven learnings from our customer base.


+ At least 10 years of experience in delivering software solutions in either consumer or enterprise space.

+ 7+ years of experience in .NET and related frameworks.

+ 5+ years of experience building modern cloud native solutions on Microsoft Azure, AWS, GCP or other cloud service providers.

The salary range for this role in Colorado is from $176,901 to $224,500.

At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including 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 your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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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