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Principal Engineering Manager - Yammer

Companies around the world use Yammer to allow their employees to communicate and collaborate openly. This makes workplaces more effective and makes employees happier and more engaged. We know this for a fact because we are not only building Yammer, we're using it every day to do our jobs.

We are building more than a product and trying to change work for the better. We need people who are enthusiastic, who ask great questions, who have strong opinions but aren't afraid to admit when they are wrong, and who enjoy collaborating with a cross-functional team. We hire talented people, expect everyone to learn and grow, and trust everyone to make day-to-day decisions.

We care most about creating products people love. We move quickly, we experiment, we iterate, and we value learning over shipping features. Our Redmond team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for a front-end engineering manager to join us for the journey.  

As a Principal Engineering Manager, you must have a proven track record leading a large team of engineers spanning all aspects of software engineering life cycle. We need someone who is hands-on, detail-oriented, and obsessed with building a world-class user experience. The day to day responsibilities include a blend of technical, hands-on leadership with strong people management and talent attraction skills.

What you'll be doing:

- Providing End-to-End Technical Leadership

- Mentoring people, helping them grow, and developing their careers

- Partnering with a Product Manager to lead features execution across engineering disciplines to deliver great experiences

- Proving oversight and accountability for technical decisions

- Collaborating with other teams at Yammer

- Play a key role on technical communication, coordination and alignment across product teams, and address complex, external partner issues and needs.  

We're looking for folks who:

- Have 3+ years of management experience

- Have 8+ years of software engineering experience building front-end & server/service applications

- Have deep knowledge of JavaScript, CSS and HTML

- Have experience building fast, reusable, testable UI components under MVC or MVVM frameworks Go above and beyond to create high-quality, stable products that customers enjoy using

- Can work autonomously and communicate well with cross functional teams

- Are self-motivated and willing to take advantage of opportunities

- Bring people together across teams to successfully collaborate on innovative solutions

- Easily deal with ambiguity, prioritizes, and make decisive decisions with great judgment

- Quickly ramps up on new technology areas

- Create an inclusive and fun work environment where every employee engages effectively

- Care deeply about growing people, is an excellent coach, and acts as a role model

The Yammer product is used by all kinds of people, so that diversity of experiences is critical to how we develop. We believe in sane work hours, using our vacation time, continuing to learn on the job, and we offer paid parental leave.   Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates must be able to meet customer security screening requirements as indicated for this role. Customer screening requirements may include additional items such as, but not limited to: Specialized agency background checks (either national or local) and fingerprinting. All employees hired into roles supporting Cloud Offerings will also be required to pass Microsoft background checks prior to the start of employment and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

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United States, Redmond (WA)

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