Software Engineer

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Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Are you passionate about cloud technology? Do you want to learn the core of what matters in building a cloud service from the best people in the industry?

Microsoft Azure SQL DB is a leader in managed relational database business and we are growing rapidly. We are operating hundreds of thousands of servers worldwide with millions of databases in over 40 regions. Our team pushes the limits of technology to exceed requirements of the most demanding data applications in the industry.

Azure SQL DB Control Plane is processing billions of REST API calls every month with predictable SLA and 100% consistency, tolerating underlying system failures, software and hardware upgrades and reconfiguration. It orchestrates complex workflows spanning multiple services in Azure and within Azure SQL DB clusters. We are looking for a passionate, motivated and experienced engineer with strong design skills to join the team. You will have an opportunity to build the next generation of Control Plane platform designed for 100x customer and request volume growth, mine insights from telemetry and behavior of large distributed systems, learn and contribute to design of service software stack, datacenter design and network topology etc.

Candidate should have:

  • Good analytical skills and learn quickly
  • Love for the Service Lifestyle
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and a shifting landscape.
  • Ability to deliver results in fast-paced environment.


  • Designing, implementing and deploying solutions that impact our engineering organization at all stages of the development lifecycle
  • Release features on time, with high quality, meeting functional, performance, scalability and compliance requirements
  • Participate in on-call rotation for the team


Basic requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline.
  • Programming experience in Java OR C++ OR C OR object-oriented programming

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong debugging, coding, and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • .NET, C#, Web API
  • Native Windows development experience is a bonus (stack and heap management, threads, synchronization, debugging)
  • Online Service development is 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. 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.

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