Software Engineer

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

Azure is a rapidly growing and evolving cloud platform. Azure Compute is responsible for building the foundation and the core of this cloud platform on top of commodity datacenter hardware and delivering an infrastructure for hosting customer applications and data.


As a member of our team, you will be helping to build tools and analytics purposed at improving the availability and reliability of Azure Compute resources with a focus on low latency scenarios. We’re looking for full stack developers with an emphasis on Data Engineering. The ideal candidate should have a passion around turning data into meaningful analytics that impact the business. As a member of our team you would be helping to analyze causes of interruptions to Azure VM workloads and deliver insights to executive leadership to inform overall Azure strategy and directly to customers to improve their satisfaction of Azure. If you’ve dreamed of having global impact and love working with data to create huge business value, come talk to us today!

We are a small team that emphasizes teamwork and collaboration. Team members are expected to:

  • Share accountability of a wide array of assets and be comfortable with learning a broad array of technologies.
  • Contribute towards driving visibility into customer impacting events on Virtual Machines or higher-level azure services built on top of Virtual Machines.
  • Assist with building an automated data quality solution to detect problems in downstream dependencies and take automated action to correct them.
  • Help design and build experiences on top of the data engineering work we do focused on driving measurable value to the Azure Compute business.
  • Look for opportunities to share learnings and tools broadly within Microsoft and beyond. Specifically, our team does cutting edge work with Azure Data Explorer (Kusto) and make a point at contributing back to the larger environment.


  • Strong problem solving and design skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and team player
  • 5+ years of experiences in C#, Java, or other Object-Oriented language
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Math
  • 2+ years of experience working with Azure Data Explorer or SQL
  • Experience with applying statistics and machine learning techniques to real applications (preferred)
  • Experience with Agile work processes and tools (preferred)
  • Experience with serverless architectures and other cloud architectural patterns (preferred)
  • Experience with web development (preferred)

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:

  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements
  • Candidates must have an active TS and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph) or have an active TS/SCI and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph). This role will require candidates to maintain the TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance
  • 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 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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