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  • Job Position: Software Engineering Manager
  • Job number: 1024981
  • Job Location: Lagos
  • Travel: 0-25 %
  • Profession: Engineering
  • Role type: People Manager

Job Description

  • The Windows, Developers & Experiences (WDX) team, a part of the Windows + Devices (W+D) engineering organization, is looking for a Senior Software Engineer Manager to partner with us to build and ship the next-generation version of Windows that will touch the lives of 1 Billion+ user worldwide!   Help us build modern, intuitive, iconic and delightful user experiences that will propel Windows into the 2020’s.
  • We are looking for data-driven and customer-obsessed engineers who like the challenge of working on features and technologies that span the entire development stack across the Windows OS, applications, and devices and form factors that run the Windows OS, join us to define and deliver the next generation of Windows and the future of how humans experience computing.
  • You will lead a team of engineers through open-ended explorations, prototyping, and identifying business opportunities. We are looking for an engineering leader to bring their passion, drive, and technical acumen to help us accomplish these goals.

Job Responsibilities
As a Senior Software Engineer Manager, you will:

  • Manage a team of 4-8 Software Engineers.
  • Set technical directions for the team.
  • Collaborate with other Engineering teams and managers.
  • Effectively collaborate with a globally distributed team across different time zones and disciplines.
  • Lead by example and set the culture for the team that aligns with Microsoft’s values.
  • Be willing to try new things and be curious.
  • Grow and mentor your team.
  • Work closely with your Program Management team to build a plan that is achievable.

Job Requirements
Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience designing, building and shipping software at scale with a C-style programming language (C, C++, C# or Java)
  • 1+ years leading a team of engineers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong problem solving, debugging, and analytical skills
  • Exceptional collaboration and leadership skills, with a proven ability to work well with a global, diverse team, partners, and customers
  • Ability to collaborate with teams across different time zones and geographies
  • Experience with UI frameworks like XAML/UWP is an advantage.

Benefits and Perks
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work:

  • Industry-leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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.

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