Pingjiang Wang

Principal Software Engineering Manager @ Microsoft 365 Substrate Platform



Passionate, versatile, motivated and result-driven bilingual (English and Mandarin) team player and leader who creates clarity, generates energy and synergy among product and service owners, product managers, group engineering managers, architects, tech leaders, developers, data scientists, testers and offshore teams to deliver high quality products and services focusing on customer needs to ensure customer success.

Heavy Industry Digital Transformation

4+ years of dedicated industry and engineering expertise helping heavy industry customers in Automotive, Manufacturing and Oil & Gas with their digital transformations in the modern era. Focus areas include and not limited to Connected Vehicle Platform, Intelligent Personal Assistant, Digital Smart Factory and Unified Standardized Data Platform that eliminates silos and puts data at the center to empower vertical application innovation and consumption.

Cloud Native & Distributed System

15+ years of in-depth technical expertise designing, architecting, implementing, testing, shipping and releasing various high-profiled Microsoft cloud platforms, Azure cloud services and Microsoft products including and not limited to Microsoft 365 Substrate Platform, Microsoft Connected Vehcile Platform, Azure Logic App, Azure Scheduler, Azure Monitor, Azure Portal (multiple versions), Windows Server AppFabric, BizTalk Server 2009, BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and BizTalk Server 2006.

Open Source

Extensive hands-on technical experience with multiple Open Source technology stacks designing, architecting and developing modern applications in the cloud native way. Those technologies include and not limited to JAVA with Spring Boot and Maven, Microservices Architecture with Kubernetes and Microsoft Technology Stack for Cloud Native & Distributed System.


Oct 2020 - Present

Principal Software Engineering Manager

Microsoft 365 Substrate Platform

Suzhou, China

Lead a talent and passionate team of 18+ working closely with global teams of product managers, engineering managers, architects, tech leads, engineers to continuously deliver the best-in-class Microsoft 365 Substrate Platform. Focus Areas include and not limited to,

  • Substrate Monitoring as a Service (MaaS)
  • Monitoring Virtual Assitant - an intelligent chatbot
  • Exchange Diagnostic Service and PerfSpy
  • Active Monitoring: LAM and XAM
  • Passive Monitoring Data Pipeline

Mar 2020 - Sept 2020

Principal Architect

Azure Global Commercial Industry & Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU)

Shanghai, China

Lead Architect to ensure the best-in-Azure designs and architectures for OSDU on Azure R3. Focus Areas include and not limited to,

  • OSDU R3 Ingestion Framework
  • OSDU R3 CSV Ingestion (Architecturally Significant Use Case)
  • OSDU R3 E2E (Ingesting, Indexing, Searching and Delivering)
  • OSDU R3 NFRs such as Security, Performance, Scalability, Resilience, Observability, etc.
Delivery Lead of CSV Ingestion @ Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU)

Jun 2017 - Feb 2020

Principal Architect

Microsoft C+AI China & Microsoft Connected Vehcile Platform (MCVP)

Shanghai, China

Helped heavy industry customers (both MNCs and local startup) in Automotive and Manufacturing for their digital transformations into 2020s by focusing on designing and architecting cloud native modern applications based on Microsoft technology stack to fulfill customers' requirements and ensure customers' success.

  • Highly customized Connected Vehicle Platform based on MCVP
  • In-vehicle Intelligent Personal Assistant based on Microsoft Virtual Assistant
  • Significant use cases of Smart Factory based on Open Manufacturing Platform (OPM)
  • Unified Automotive Platform connecting vehicles and factory, IT and OT

Dec 2014 - May 2017

Senior Software Engineer

Azure Logic App (V1) & Azure Scheduler

Redmond, WA

Released the first generation of Azure Logic Apps , the planned successor of Azure Scheduler service.

  • Shipped the scalability feature to support SplitOn items from 1,000 to 100,000
  • Shipped the ISO 8601 TimeZone support

Increased Azure Scheduler revenue 3X by focusing on customer demands with a small and highly dedicated engineering team.

  • Shipped the Service Bus Queue and Topic Action Types in Azure Scheduler
  • Shipped the scalability feature to support high-profile customers targeting for millions of job collections and jobs in a single Azure region
  • Shipped the cross-platform Microsoft Azure Management Scheduler SDK to increase developer experiences and satisfactions

Aug 2013 – Nov 2014

Senior Test Lead

Azure Monitor (V1)

Redmond, WA

Released the first generation of Azure Monitor with an agile team of engineers.

  • Drove functional, E2E integration, failover testing leveraging telemetry data from production
  • Built a cloud-based solution to monitor and alert on production services for any availability and reliability issues
  • Designed and developed a cloud-based service to gather, analyze and predict product feature usages and telemetry data for feature prioritization in planning
  • Delivered Microsoft Azure management experiences with a strong focus on providing scalable and resilient monitoring solutions to Azure services
  • Recognized by my directly reports as one of the best managers they ever had

Feb 2010 – Jul 2013

Software Engineer in Test II

Azure Portal (multiple V1)

Redmond, WA

Released multiple versions of Microsoft Azure Portal including the Silverlight, HTML5 and Ibiza (the current) Azure Portal.

  • Found and debugged critical integration issues in both the frontend portal and the backend services in pre-production environment
  • Diagnosed live site issues, engaged partner teams to join live site bridge to perform cross-team and cross-organization investigation
  • Built effective monitoring and alerting system to ensure near real-time notifications about production outages reach on-call engineers
  • Recognized as one of the top performers delivering high quality services in an agile environment

Aug 2006 – Jan 2010

Software Engineer in Test


Redmond, WA

Shipped high quality Enterprise software: Windows Server AppFabric, BizTalk Server 2009, BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and BizTalk Server 2006.

  • Delivered state-of-art test strategies, plans, framework and automations
  • Led integration engineering effort by working closely with partner teams to identify missing E2E customer personas and scenarios
  • Drove cross-team and cross-organization collaboration to execute on the full stack E2E scenarios-based integration testing


AngularJS, HTML5 & CSS3
JAVA with Spring Boot and Maven
Microservices Architecture with Kubernetes
Microsoft Technology Stack for Cloud Native & Distributed System
Microsoft Azure Cloud as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
Heavy Industry Digital Transformation (Automotive, Manufacturing and Oil & Gas)


Fine Art

I have an endless passion for fine arts since I was young. I have started studying painting and drawing since my freshmen year in high school and have graduated from WSU with a minor in Fine Arts. Below are some of my fine art work throughout the years including and not limited to sketch drawing of plaster and real pepole, gouache and color pencil drawing.


David Jr.


Flowers & Fruits


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