The Identity engineering organization builds and manages Microsoft’s identity platform for all of Microsoft’s cloud services and products including Azure, Microsoft 365, and Xbox.

Principal Software Engineering Manager Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya

Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya

Job number: 1678084
Work site: Up to 100% work from home
Travel: None
Role type: People Manager
Profession: Software Engineering
Discipline: Software Engineering
Employment type: Full-Time


Security represents the most critical priorities for our customers in a world awash in digital threats, regulatory scrutiny, and estate complexity. Microsoft Security aspires to make the world a safer place for all. We want to reshape security and empower every user, customer, and developer with a security cloud that protects them with end to end, simplified solutions. The Microsoft Security organization accelerates Microsoft’s mission and bold ambitions to ensure that our company and industry is securing digital technology platforms, devices, and clouds in our customers’ heterogeneous environments, as well as ensuring the security of our own internal estate. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world.

The Identity engineering organization builds and manages Microsoft’s identity platform for all of Microsoft’s cloud services and products including Azure, Microsoft 365, and Xbox. We boldly pursue big ideas that power transformational advances in security, user management, access management, identity governance, etc. Identity engineering team members have deep technical expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand experience running very large-scale services. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


Required: - 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 - OR equivalent experience. - 3+ years of experience managing a team of engineers

Other Requirements: 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 background and Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

HM Qualifications Other:

  • Experience with Windows, Active Directory or SQL


  • As a part of the Identity Provisioning group, you will build a best-in-class identity management platform, to help organizations provide their employees with secure identities to seamlessly access their apps and resources.
  • Lead the definition of requirements, KPIs, priorities and planning of engineering deliverables.
  • Lead and mentor a group of diverse and dedicated team members.
  • You will be responsible for hiring and growing the best engineers in the world to become an integral part of a productive and healthy engineering organization at Microsoft.


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