Principal Hardware Engineering Manager at Microsoft

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At Microsoft, our cloud services' infrastructure supports more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses around the world every day. We opened our first data center in 1989 and since then we have invested over $15 billion in our cloud infrastructure to support the growing customer demand for our cloud services. Do you want to be at the center of the next largest IT industry? Are you looking to enhance your expertise and grow within a dynamic team of world-leading cloud professionals? If so, then you are looking in the right place!

The Cloud Hardware Experience Engineering Team within Azure Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering group is responsible for providing and servicing the hardware that powers our datacenters, improving customer experience, and manage the hardware quality of Microsoft Azure. We are looking for a passionate Hardware Engineer Manager with exceptional leadership skill and passion for customer experience to lead the qualification strategy and logistics to support Cloud infrastructures at scale. You will be working with the latest technologies that go into building a hyperscale cloud services

Microsoft is a highly innovative company that collaborates across disciplines to produce cutting edge cloud technology that changes our world. The Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (CHIE) team in Microsoft's Azure C+E division is responsible for delivering server infrastructure for Microsoft's online services. The hardware for operating these services, comprises of hundreds of thousands of servers spread globally and applications that reach hundreds of millions of users every day. Our customer-base is growing rapidly, our infrastructure investments are multiplying, and the size of our global infrastructure is increasing by the day - along with the scale of our challenges. Learn more about our team and projects here Azure Hardware Infrastructure


  • Technology Leadership - working across Azure CHIE team to define and develop the technology roadmap
  • Technology Partnership - build strong relationships with partner teams to drive schedule and engineering efficiency
  • Organizational Leadership - manage, lead, grow and mentor an outstanding Engineering team of hardware and software engineers
  • Continuous Improvement - drive process improvement/optimization to achieve more
  • Customer Focus - partner with Azure team to deliver high quality products to our data centers

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Good understanding of modern server architectures, including datacenter operations and workflows
  • 10+ years of experience with strong technical management, program management, and cross-group collaboration skills
  • 5+ years of experience as a people manager
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results, create a high performing, healthy and scalable organization
  • Passion for customer experience and learning world class techniques and tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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. 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.

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