Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 9 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.

The Critical Environment (CE) Engineering team in CO+IE focuses on Microsoft datacenters’ power and cooling infrastructure. We build highly available software systems to extract telemetry data, manage resource allocation, enable preventative monitoring, and optimize energy usage and data center efficiency. Our mission is to innovate and transform datacenter operation, monitoring, and controls. We work in a fast-faced and dynamic environment where quality is an imperative for both data and systems. We strive to provide the best systems and capabilities possible for our data center operations teams and planning teams.

We are looking for passionate and innovative software engineers with experience in cloud services and big data to join us on our journey to transform the way datacenters operate world-wide. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with datacenter industry leaders and world class engineers. You will also have the opportunity to explore and innovate using cutting edge technologies including Azure IoT, Edge Computing, and machine learning.


  • Develop front-end applications and back-end services to support critical business functions delivering cloud capacity to customers
  • Deliver platforms and tools that accelerate application building and provide consistent user interactions across a variety of applications
  • Engage with engineers and business partners to identify opportunities to accelerate business decision making
  • Act as an expert in getting applications and services to production quickly while ensuring code quality and security


  • BS or MS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience, with a preference for experience in C#, JavaScript, Angular, and React
  • 6+ years of industry experience developing software platforms, preferably in server or cloud-based systems
  • Proven record of building high-availability software systems
  • Strong communication skills with both engineering and non-engineering colleagues

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 upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.


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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