Microsoft's Cloud and AI division is looking for an experienced Group Engineering Manager to lead and build a strong team to create the next generation of developer services and tools. Are you passionate about making developers happy and productive while advancing Microsoft's Cloud and DevOps strategy? If so, this is an exciting role for you. Software developers are the productivity workforce of the future. With the developer services & tools market quickly growing and evolving, we have a unique opportunity to help shape internal engineering practices at Microsoft and the broader industry. Our large-scale distributed services are at the center of Microsoft developers' workflows and comprise a large part of Microsoft's One Engineering System. Your team will own Microsoft's internal distributed build engine (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/q_signed-2.pdf) which is able to compile the largest Microsoft codebases in minutes. Your team will design and develop the next generation of high scale build tools and you will have the opportunity to make your solutions globally available through GitHub. **Responsibilities** We are looking for an experienced Group Engineering Manager who is seeking to make a big impact on a highly productive and collaborative team, to own and build tools and services focused on making engineers more happy and productive. You will work together with your customers, your partners and your team to set strategic technical direction. You will design, implement, deploy and operate cloud-based services building on the latest Microsoft Azure technology. We believe that being a great team member is as important as being a great technologist. We strive to live in a world where everyone on the team has an equal voice, is empowered to innovate and can make a big impact. While there are many tools in the toolbox, we are passionate about Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and a Culture of Experimentation. If you want to be part of shaping the future of software development at Microsoft and the industry and this sounds like the right environment for you - join us! **Qualifications** Job qualifications: We need someone who: • Is passionate about improving the lives of software developers • Drives constant improvement in how we work • Enjoys exploring data to understand problems • Enjoys hiring, mentoring and growing strong talent • Desires to constantly learn and grow • Sets strategic technical direction, including design and architecture Basic Qualifications: • 10+ years of experience developing commercial software/services • 5+ years of experience managing high performing teams Preferred Qualifications: • Experience building high-scale production software running in a cloud hosted environment • Expertise in object-oriented design gained from at least 8 years of working with OOP languages and patterns. • Expertise in a systems software programming language such as Java, C#, C++ or equivalent. • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering 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 at 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.