Principal Software Engineer - Front-End at Microsoft

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What is Yammer?

Microsoft Yammer is the industry-defining social network for the enterprise. Millions of employees, including 85% of Fortune 500 companies use Yammer every day, to build community and culture, share knowledge, and connect with their leaders and each other.

Why Yammer?

Yammer was one of the first startup unicorns this past decade and was acquired by Microsoft in 2012. Today, this means we get the benefits of a startup - rapid innovation, cutting-edge technology, outsized individual impact - with the advantages of working for one of the most successful software companies in the world. We work together in small, cross-functional teams - engineers, product managers, designers, data scientists - to design, deliver and operate delightful end user experiences to our tens of millions of users spread across the world.

We've always been mission-driven; In this post-Covid world, Yammer has become even more indispensable than ever as employees have a deep need for connection and a sense of belonging. We've been growing rapidly and need your help to take Yammer to the next level.

You will have:
  • Autonomy and freedom to innovate
  • Choice of the best of open source and Microsoft-internal technology
  • The ability to experiment, A/B test, and make data-driven decisions
  • Tons of opportunity for outsized impact as part of a small but mighty team on a rapidly-growing product needed now more than ever

At the same time, you also have the benefits of working at a top-tier tech company like Microsoft:
  • Compensation, benefits, and perks
  • Internal resources, technology, and opportunities for learning and growth
  • Brand and networking
  • Opportunity for massive scale as part of a suite with hundreds of millions of users

About this job

Yammer is an enterprise product with a best-in class consumer experience. Our tens of millions of users expect a cutting-edge, beautiful UX that seamlessly adapts to various apps and form factors. As Yammer gets deeply integrated as an essential part of M365 (Teams, Viva etc.), this brings new challenges around architecture, development, and seamless delivery of new features and updates across several products and surfaces.

We are looking for a very senior front-end engineering leader who can provide strategic direction across Yammer and drive innovation and collaboration across multiple organizations to achieve big, hairy, and audacious goals and enable us to continue scaling our experience as we undergo unprecedented growth.

Our FE stack:
  • React + Redux (in Typescript)
  • GraphQL
  • Azure Cloud Services

  • Lead the design and development of major client architectural changes (e.g. data layer) on features that impact tens of millions of users
  • Provide strategic direction for the evolution of the Yammer client technology stack, building alignment with other senior technical leaders across Microsoft
  • Mentor and train other engineers in software best practices and design techniques
  • Help build and maintain a strong engineering culture
  • Develop user-facing features and experiences in partnership with design, product, and engineering.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for maintainability and future use.
  • Build responsive, accessible and localized experiences for a diverse user-base.
  • Experiment, A/B test key hypothesis to make data driven decisions.

Optimize for performance and scalability

  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering,
  • 4+ in a technical leadership role.
  • Superb understanding of modern web tech stack; we use TypeScript, React, Redux, Webpack, Jest, and GraphQL, but broad experience across multiple FE technologies is preferred.
  • Holistic understanding of client technology including front-end, API, networking, and the browser itself.
  • Deep expertise improving performance (FMP, TTI, bundle size, etc).
  • Good understanding of best practices of building cross browser and device independent interfaces.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in related field.

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.

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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