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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer Manager in Nairobi, Kenya

Azure Edge + Platform brings together Edge platforms, devices, and services to deliver Edge solutions, operating systems, and engineering systems. Driven by its customers’ needs, Azure Edge + Platform seeks to accelerate growth for Azure, E&D, and Microsoft’s customers worldwide.

We are looking for a strong engineering manager who is seeking more impact and is excited about delivering fast paced, constant updates to our customers. You will have the chance to collaborate across teams to bring the best experience and capabilities to our customers and manage smart, motivated engineers with a positive attitude and growth mindset. Windows Admin Center has grown to become the single graphical management plane, and primary User Experience for anyone servicing or managing Windows Servers and clusters. Since its release in 2018 it has grown to having hundreds of thousands of users managing millions of servers and clusters around the world. Being an agile, web-based application gives the team the flexibility to deliver on a faster than Windows basis and drive customer experience at a pace that surprises many teams, allowing us to reach out to our customers and react to them and their needs faster than ever before.

Responsibilities

  • Lead, mentor and grow a team of diverse software engineers

  • Drive execution of feature work through the whole software development lifecycle

  • Collaborate across boundaries (internally and externally) to create a seamless product that delights our customers

  • Work with the PM team to prioritize, estimate, and schedule feature work to meet the highest-priority demands on Windows Admin Center

  • Identify and implement engineering best practices. Drive Live Site culture within the organization to ensure services truly delight our customers

  • Hire great talent and help meet career aspirations of all engineers on your team

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • 3+ year of experience on cloud technologies

  • 2+ years people management experience.

Optional:

  • 3+ year of experience writing code in C/C++, C#, Angular, and/or TypeScript

  • Strong partnership, communication, and cross-group collaboration skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to impact/influence engineering and project teams.

  • Strong technical background and solid foundation in software engineering principles and architecture design balanced with understanding the business solutions needed.

  • A passion for improving and designing engineering practices and for Engineering Excellence which delight customers.

  • Track record of mentoring and growing engineers.

  • Ability to deliver results despite ambiguity in the requirements and the environment.

Cloud Background check:

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. 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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