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Principal API Architect

Microsoft Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Redmond, OR posted December 1, 2020.

This is a terrific opportunity if you are excited to work on developer platforms and with teams across Microsoft, drive planning and solve challenges for a large-scale service that is critical path for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft’s success.

Do this job well and you will directly impact the growth of Microsoft 365, develop an extensive network within the company and build a foundation to accelerate your career.The Group: M365 Core builds the infrastructure, platforms, AI/ML and communications backbone for Microsoft 365.

Our mission is to build a trusted platform that enables us, and our 3rd party partners, to create both people and group centered productivity experiences.

We do this by bringing together the entire breadth of our customers’ data assets with personalized user and intent understanding, to create a compliant and agile platform that democratizes the ability for developers to build intelligent M365 applications.The Team: M365 Core Ecosystem team is the team that builds: 1.

the Substrate data plane business logic that power core productivity data sets like mail, calendar, contacts, people, and tasks; and the APIs exposing those capabilities.


The Microsoft Graph developer experiences, documentation, tooling and SDKs.

And 3.

We also drive the strategy for coherence, growth and security of the Microsoft 365 platform, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams all across Microsoft to realize the opportunity for Microsoft and the 3rd party ecosystem that builds high value applications for our common customers.The Role: Microsoft Graph is Microsoft’s cloud API for dozens of key, high impact products.

Your role is to use your API design experience, industry awareness to help these teams in our division architect their APIs to participate in Microsoft Graph.

You will help drive the API as Product across our org and ensure alignment with industry trends in the API space.

You will work closely with teams in Azure, Identity, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, the Office clients, the developer division, and many others.

You will also be part of creating productive tools, guidelines, best practices and industry trends.The opportunity for business impact is enormous, we are enabling the 1st and 3rd party ecosystem, ultimately providing, and extending new and increased value to our customers.You: We all bring something different to the table, and no doubt you do too.

With that in mind, we are looking for diversity of backgrounds to build a well-rounded and flexible team that can execute incredibly well now and evolve for the future.Basic Qualifications:* Demonstrated experience building developer platforms* Track record of executing complex, multi-faceted and organizationally distributed projects.* 15+ years industry experience (software, cloud services)* BS degree in computer science or similar technical fieldPreferred Qualifications:* MBA/MS degree in computer science or similar technical fieldOnline services experience preferredMicrosoft 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.Core Responsibilities/Skills:* Curiosity and Customer Empathy
– We’re looking for PMs that are curious and seek to deeply understand our customers and their challenges, that put the customer first before the solution.* Technical experience
– API Design, Authentication, Authorization.* Leadership
– You need to be expert at leading cross-functional teams on complex projects.

To quote our CEO Satya… great leaders provide energy, clarity & results.* Energy
– Bring it!

Microsoft moves fast, and the cloud industry moves even faster.

We’re looking for passionate, motivated people who inject energy and a sense of urgency into the projects and teams they work on.* Clarity
– Clarity is perhaps our most important value add.

New is always hard and comes with a long list of questions.

Our job is to align everyone on the same plan and keep them there.* Results
– We’re looking for doers… people who consistently get stuff done.

How do we measure success?

Deliver the right infrastructure at the right time in the right place at the right cost and with minimal surprises.

That’s a fantastic result!* Collaborator
– Partnering with others is at the heart of this role, so top-notch collaboration skills are essential.

Great collaborators aren’t just easy to work with
– they also raise tough questions, challenge others as necessary and negotiate win/win solutions.* Presence
– Can you build relationships and influence people… from execs to individuals, across business and technical disciplines?

Are you equally deft at leading cross-functional meetings and building rapport in 1:1 conversations?* Framer
– Providing effective structure to solve complex problems, organize teams and communicate to stakeholders.

Excellent framing rallies people and brings clarity.* Learner
– Working on a fast-paced industry requires an ability and appetite to learn quickly… and to keep learning.

In short, we are looking for people with growth mindsets.* Teammate
– We seek amazing teammates.

People who help each other, solve problems together, motivate others, have fun and apply the term “team” at the broadest level
– irrespective of organizational lines.Experience
– Product planning, engineering, cloud services, operations, partner management, data analytics and developer platform experiences are all beneficial for this role and our team.

The more of these you have, the better.

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