Senior Software Engineering Lead at Microsoft

  • Published date: November 13, 2019
  • Category: IT, ICT & Software
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

The Identity engineering team builds and manages Microsoft’s online identity providers for all of Microsoft’s online services and platforms like Azure, Office, Xbox, and HoloLens. We boldly pursue big ideas that power transformational advances in online security and user management. Our work spans both the consumer and enterprise space and can be found in internet scale online services, the Windows operating system and most phones and handheld devices. Identity engineering employees have deep technical expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand, very large-scale experience. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates.

We are seeking experienced and passionate software engineers to help grow a team focused on the Microsoft Graph integration of Azure Active Directory, delivering innovative solutions to support Microsoft Identity Platform’s growing app ecosystem. The team is energetic, passionate, and works together like a family to create and ship these new capabilities and cutting-edge technologies.

Also, our culture promotes diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion and is clearly reflected in all of things we do. Diversity is more than a commitment for us – it is the foundation of what we do. Our team has a strong sense of accountability and provides its members many opportunities for learning and career growth.

We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more!


  • Lead a team that will be involved in design and development of large scale distributed software services and solutions

  • Adhere to and drive modern software engineering practices through design reviews

  • System design through well-defined interfaces across multiple components, code reviews, leveraging data/telemetry to make decisions

  • Develop “best-in-class” engineering for our services by ensuring that the services and the components are: well-defined and modularized, secure, reliable, diagnosable, actively monitored and reusable.

  • Improve test coverage for services, organize and implement integration tests, and resolve problem areas

  • Considers testability, portability/monitoring, reliability, and maintainability, and understands when code is ready to be shared and delivered

  • Exposes test coverage issues, organizes and implements integration tests, and resolves problem areas

  • Gain a working understanding of Microsoft businesses and collaborate with mentors and leaders in order to contribute to cohesive, end-to-end experiences for our users

  • Focus on customer/partner needs through a data driven approach

  • Troubleshoot and optimize automation, reliability and monitoring for LiveSite


  • 7+ years of software development and design experience

  • 3+ years of experience in managing a large software engineering team

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Math, Engineering or related field, or completion of a Code/Developer academy program

  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, .NET

  • Experience in open-source software development


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