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Principal Development Lead in Xbox Live Community Microsoft
Redmond, WA

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Xbox Live is an exceptional place to work - for every gamer, and every non-gamer with a real passion for deeply understanding our current and future gaming fans. It is a place where we recognize that we are better when we work together, and even better still when we lift and grow one another. We are made stronger by our array of dynamic perspectives and ideas. And we have fun, a lot of fun. You should join us.

Xbox Live, the leading gamer network spanning console, PC and mobile games, is central to Microsoft's gaming strategy. Xbox Live provides the breadth of social gaming experiences with Xbox Live clubs, friends, chat, messaging, community hubs, game hubs, game activity feed, and much more. Xbox Live has an exemplary future as it expands to serve many more scenarios where consumers, and creators interact with each other.

We are looking for an engineering leader to run the Xbox Live Graph Services team. In this role, you will lead a passionate group of engineers building services that drive social experiences for gamers on PC, the Xbox console, and mobile. You will create scenarios that will make Xbox Live the best community for all games by collaborating with the design and client teams to turn ideas into reality.

* At least 10 years of professional software development experience and 3 years of people management experience
* Customer obsession, and a real passion for delivering delightful consumer end-to-end experiences.
* Genuine love for the product and seeks out opportunity to ideate and follow through with execution.
* Demonstrated experience in building highly scalable and reliable services.
* Experience running an agile team that ideates, gets things done quickly, measures, gets user feedback and repeats.
* Effective interpersonal skills and a history of growing people

Preferred Qualifications:

* BA/BS or advanced degree in computer science preferred but not required
* Dedication for design and enjoy crafting highly performance services
* Experience with highly scalable, distributed service architectures, caching, experimentation, etc.
* Experience using technologies such as Azure, Kafka, Redis, Elastic Search, and/or GraphQL in production services.
* Familiarity with Gaming, Messaging and Social Network domains
* A strong performance history




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.Qualifications


* As a technical leader, you will provide architectural mentorship, hold a high bar on quality and manage the projects through meticulous execution. You are not afraid to roll up sleeves and be in the trenches if needed.
* As a people manager you will inspire, attract, hire, mentor and grow a team of talented engineers.
* As a product innovator, you will ideate, scope and drive implementation and validation.

The balance of your time will be spending driving architecture, innovation, design and development of amazing services and experiences within the team and pushing technology out to the larger Xbox engineering organization.

We do not have a fixed list of requirements. Deeply understanding what excites our existing users and what motivates new users to join Xbox Live is part of the job. In Xbox Live, we own the end to end experiences. Identify MVP, implement fast, flight to a target set of users, collect data from real users, iterate, pivot and repeat - this is the DNA of our development culture.

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