Principal Software Engineer

United States
$133,600 - $256,800 / Year 
Junior, Senior level

Job Description

Microsoft is a company where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envision what can be and take their careers further. This is a world of more possibilities, more innovation, more openness, and the sky is the limit thinking in a cloud-enabled world.

Microsoft’s Azure Data engineering team is leading the transformation of analytics in the world of data with products like databases, data integration, big data analytics, messaging real-time analytics, and business intelligence. The products our portfolio include Microsoft Fabric, Azure SQL DB, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure PostgreSQL, Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, and Power BI. Our mission is to build the data platform for the age of AI, powering a new class of data-first applications and driving a data culture.

The App Dev team is hiring a Principal Software Engineer to help build the v1 of SaaS-ified Data API and reusable custom business logic to build Trans-analytics applications in Microsoft Fabric. Our goal is to simplify the aspects of development, management and operations for such applications with SaaS promise. Technically we cut across Distributed System, Cloud Services, UX and client dev tools, thereby having an E2E ownership of the impact of the product as well an ample opportunity to dive in challenges to solve. We run as a start up by packing all the goodness of - learning and growing every day, customer obsession, excitement of building something new, laser focus on the target, fast paced execution, creative satisfaction, deep collaboration, close-knit team to rely on, opportunity to pick diverse roles and responsibilities. And while we do all of that, we make sure to have fun and contribute to creating a safe, open, diverse team culture that supports each other as a team.

We do not just value differences or different perspectives. We seek them out and invite them in so we can tap into the collective power of everyone in the company. As a result, our customers are better served.


  • Drive engineering initiatives from inception, hands-on experimentation, evaluation, design and implementation to eventually shipping to the customers
  • Creates, implements, optimizes, debugs, refactors, and reuses code to establish and improve performance, maintainability and reliability of our services and components.
  • Work across org boundaries to identify and build solutions that deliver value for our customers.
  • Work closely with Product managers, customers and their feedback, and service telemetry to identify new improvements in the product.
  • Participate in Livesite operations with emphasis on timely response, delivery satisfaction for stakeholders.
  • Contribute to learning and grow together team culture and mentor junior engineers on the team by sharing knowledge, participating in Code reviews and Design reviews, leading by example to produce extensible and maintainable code, well thought architecture proposals and design docs.
  • Proactively seek new knowledge and adapt to new trends, technical solutions, and patterns that will improve the availability, reliability, efficiency, observability, and performance of product while also driving consistency in monitoring and operations at scale.
Embody our culture and values


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    o OR equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of experience designing and implementing distributed systems.

Other Requirements

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.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 10+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python.
    • o OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 8+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python.
    • o OR equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of demonstrated technical leadership in shipping and reliably operating high-quality cloud services and/or applications.
  • 4+ years of technical experience in building Web Frontend or Client tooling technology.
  • EXperience building cloud applications on public cloud provider like Azure, AWS or GCP.
  • Demonstrated debugging, diagnosing and troubleshooting skills for applications

Software Engineering IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.
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