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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager in Hyderabad, India

Principal Software Engineering Manager (SAP Supply Chain and Logistics)

Microsoft’s Core Services Engineering builds and manages the critical products and services the company runs on and boldly pursues big ideas that power transformational advancements for Microsoft and for our customers, while helping our teams work smarter, faster and more securely every day. Core Services Engineering employees have deep technical and business expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand, large-scale experience with Microsoft and industry solutions. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates.

Microsoft’s $17B devices business has grown from our first mouse in 1983 to include Xbox, Surface, Lumia, Band, PC peripherals and HoloLens. Our devices deliver the experiences that empower people and organizations throughout the world to achieve more. Business Platform and Supply Chain engineering team exists to enable Microsoft’s supply chains to operate at world class levels, always. We develop and support the business services that light up internal and external capabilities from product development through planning and delivery of everything we sell at retail, both brick & mortar and online. We work closely with Microsoft groups and external supply chain providers, sharing services to deliver with expertise, great partnership and flawless quality.

We are seeking a Principal Software Engineering Manager for our SAP Supply Chain engineering team. Our SAP supply chain Engineering team is striving to transform order management, fulfilment & logistics and other processes through design and implementation of industry leading solutions. In this role you will be responsible for the architecture, design, development and quality assurance for the software and services. You will partner with product management and teams across the company to lead the innovation and evolution of the solutions and services. We are looking for a proven leader with experience in both agile and traditional software methodologies and ability to guide the organization to achieve strategies. Your ability to be the customer advocate and to focus on transforming end-to-end experience will be critical to your and the team’s success.

Our SAP Implementation:

Our SAP implementation is a large-scale worldwide enterprise (ECC 6.0) system that is running on Azure and comprises of SD, MM, AP, FI, Treasury, GTS, SCM, APO, HR, Payroll, BW/BI, Solution Manager modules and SaaS solutions such as iCIMS, Success Factors, Ariba and IBP. And we have embarked S/4 HANA on Azure journey.


SAP SWE Manager is a role encompassing both the aspects of delivery and people management in a matrix organization. This position is responsible for providing overall leadership to the SAP supply chain team, setting direction for the team, ensuring all commitments are met and developing strong partnerships with other groups, globally. This person will lead a team comprising highly skilled SAP functional individual contributors from Software Engineering discipline. The role includes building alliances with teams present in other parts of the globe. Ideal candidates will have a strong balance of technical & people skills, a proven history of working well across large scale, globally dispersed groups. You’ll be responsible for driving design, development of high-quality solutions with an emphasis on quality, simplicity and maintainability while ensuring sound instrumentation and telemetry into the solutions and measure Availability and Operational Intelligence metrics.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • People Management:

  • Lead & manage high performing team of SAP functional software engineers.

  • Provide leadership to team, including development of goals, objectives and performance success criteria.

  • Manage High and low performers.

  • Aligns team’s commitments with organizational strategic directions

  • Lead engineering of solutions across multiple teams and complex integrated ecosystems and dependencies, comprising an end-to-end solution

  • Champion modern engineering practices (Agile, Live Site, Telemetry, backlog grooming, etc.) and help evolve customer experience and value

  • Execute flawlessly – Big Bet project releases, Product Launches and other moments of truth

  • Drive service improvements through focus on automation and technical debt reduction

  • Partner with peers on system performance, capacity management and scalability to ensure sustained service stability, SLAs and Business KPIs

  • Own SOX and Security Compliance for all relevant services

  • Partner with Solution Owners, Business stakeholders, Enterprise Architecture, SWE, SE in analyzing requirements, analyzing impacts, proposing designs, fleshing these out to detailed designs, and finally driving the designs to completion through feature Team.

  • Engage with business process units and work closely with upstream and downstream application owners to effectively build a ‘trusted advisor’ relationship with these teams through consistent on-time, on-budget delivery

  • Build cross-team coordination and a community with other engineers relating to challenges & opportunities in the areas of app to app and business to business integrations


Education and Experience required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.

  • 15+ years of relevant enterprise software design and SAP configuration experience with focus on SD/MM. Nice to have LE/ OER/APO/IBP/BPC experience.

  • Ability to engage with customers and partners, both inside and outside of Microsoft to understand their business needs and priorities, technological landscape and roadmaps.

  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with other leaders who are responsible for overall technical platform design and management.

  • Prior experience in designing, developing and operating SAP Solutions within large scale, matrix environments.

  • Prior experience with SAP HANA solutions, including S/4 Hana a plus.

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.

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