Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations and Innovation (CO+I) team builds and operates Microsoft datacenters, which in turn power Microsoft’s cloud business. We anticipate and provide capacity for continuous scale, enabling ~30% of Microsoft revenue through Commercial Cloud ($38 billion in FY20 Q1). The CO+I Engineering team (CO+IE) delivers services, applications, and automation supporting datacenter planning, construction, and operation. We own a large portfolio of services, including workflows that enable predicable, lowest cost datacenter construction, telemetry systems that drive high availability and optimized energy usage, and task and performance management applications that help our operation run as efficiently as possible. CO+I Engineering is a competitive advantage for Microsoft, and an important pillar in its cloud success.

Within CO+I, the Cloud Operation, Innovation and Engineering (CO+IE) organization owns software solutions to enable cost effective execution of data center planning, operations and execution in every data center Microsoft’s cloud services, Azure, run in.

We are looking for a passionate, high energy engineer to help achieve our mission. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to our customers and partners worldwide.

If you enjoy driving innovation in a fast-paced engineering team, passionate about building great user experiences using the latest cutting edge technologies, yearn to build highly scalable distributed services, working across a breadth of CO+I systems in addition to being a depth expert in one or more of those systems this is the right opportunity for you.

Responsibilities

As a senior software engineer on our team you will be responsible for end to end deliverables with a high degree of visibility. CO+I is a young organization within Microsoft, and as such, you will be responsible for envisioning, designing, coding, validating, and deploying NEW features from the ground up! We work at a fast pace, in an Agile environment. Being a foundational layer of Microsoft means that your individual work will have a broad impact across the entire company.

Our team culture is fun, agile, collaborative, and passionate. We are looking for great, creative engineers who can think outside the box to solve new problems.

We need someone who can step into a technical lead role, learn fast, and contribute to full stack development. CO+IE systems are developed in a “next generation” solution with frontend written in Angular/REACT/Node and backend written in C#/Python, among other technologies. We leverage Azure components including but not limited to Azure web services, Service Fabric, Azure SQL, Cosmos DB, Data lake, Queues, and Azure Functions. We have a variety of synchronous and asynchronous systems working together to support planning, execution, operations and security at hundreds of datacenters around the world.

Qualifications

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 5+ years of strong coding skills in one or more popular languages and platforms, including C/C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, SQL, Ruby, Python
  • Excellent analytical skills and an ability to abstract concepts and think in terms of OO design
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills
  • Data-driven mind-set. Ability to mine data and persuade your team using effective analysis

Security Clearance Requirements: Candidates must be able 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 Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements

Preferred, not required:

  • SDE with 10+ years of software development with excellent C#, Java, or C++ coding skills
  • Master’s degree in computer science is preferred.
  • Expertise in middle tier/backend technologies such as .NET, relational and/or non-relational (NoSQL) databases, web services, ORM, and RESTful concepts
  • Experience with parallel and distributed computing, statistics, machine learning, cloud technologies like Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
  • Experience working with deploying of machine learning models

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.

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 Cloud Background Check every two years thereafter.

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