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Viva Glint Principal Engineering Manager - Applications - Microsoft

Remote · Redmond, United States

What is Viva?

Microsoft is embarking on a new effort to address the growing needs of employees around the world. We are building a product suite designed to address the fundamental shift in how people work, build their career, and find meaning in their workplace.

Employee engagement is undergoing a fundamental shift in response to economic, demographic, and societal changes. People want to be excited about their work, be connected to their company culture, understand how to succeed, and feel supported across a spectrum of onboarding, skilling, coaching and mentoring. Our team is dedicated to examining the employee journey and delivering software and services to make it better.

What is Viva Glint?

Viva Glint is a premier employee engagement platform, working with over 1,000 leading companies in more than 150 countries to improve the health of organizations through real-time employee feedback. Glint blends AI technology and people science to power predictive insights that help human resources, leaders, and managers quickly make sense of engagement data, connect insight with outcomes, and take meaningful action.

Today’s employees are looking to be part of an inclusive and supportive culture, inspired by their leaders, and connected to their work and each other. Companies that excel at understanding the needs of their people, and enable their managers to respond in meaningful ways, see 2.5 times higher profit, 3 times lower attrition, and 3 times lower burnout.

The Glint product recently joined Microsoft as part of the Employee Experience (EXP) organization, which includes Viva Glint, Viva Learning, Viva Pulse, and the Viva Horizontals teams. We run as a start-up, encouraging team members to share a sense of “founderism.” Team members engage directly with customers, iterate rapidly, and focus on solving the needs of employees around the world. Our culture is inclusive, casual, and high energy. Our team celebrates diverse backgrounds, and values passion for serving our customers. Our team has a strong sense of accountability and provides its members with opportunities for learning and career growth.

We are seeking an experienced Principal Engineering Manager who enjoys building highly scalable, resilient and fault tolerant cloud-based services. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and collaborative leader with a deep understanding of software engineering and the ability to build and maintain a high-performing team. You will drive a results-oriented culture with a strong focus on engineering excellence, execution, and craftsmanship. As a core participant of your team, you will estimate engineering efforts, prioritize projects, plan implementations, and triage production issues. You must be a passionate problem solver who can lead technical and strategic discussions with various stakeholders, including engineering, product, and customer teams.  Our team focuses on distributed decision making that rewards results, ownership, transparency, and collaboration.


  • Drive the architecture, design and implementation of our core backend services
  • Plan and prioritize the work of your team, while collaborating with other teams
  • Bring clarity, energy, and drive results
  • Lead, attract, grow, and retain strong and diverse talent
  • Demonstrate the Microsoft manager attributes of coach, model, care, and ensure that all the engineers in your team learn, grow, and succeed
  • Constantly learn and grow as an engineer and an engineering leader

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

o OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience working as a software engineer, strong Java/C#/C++ skills
  • 2+ years of industry experience as a Software Engineering Manager
  • Experience building large scale web services
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced Java skills is a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Containers is a plus

Software Engineering M5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year.Learn more about base pay ranges and pay equity:

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.

Published on: 3/29/2023

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