Principal Software Engineer

Last updated 6 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Be a part of the digital transformation revolution! The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the business landscape and Microsoft has emerged as a leading innovator in this field. The Azure IoT team is an open, fun and diverse team that is building platforms, accelerators, and SaaS offerings to support a commanding share of the 20 billion IoT devices predicted to be online by the end of this decade.

The Azure IoT team is looking for a seasoned engineer to join our Digital Twins effort. Azure Digital Twins is a developer platform for next-generation IoT solutions. Developers can model places and things in their business domain and drive these models with real time data from IoT devices and other data sources. Early versions of Digital Twins have already proven to help customers to turn the corner on problems such as reduction of energy usage, space utilization, productivity or electricity grid management.

You will be working on services responsible for high telemetry throughput, highly available low latency APIs and seamless integration with other internal and external services. Candidates will enable massive scale, stateful cloud applications that can be operated with ease across public datacenters around the world.

We're built on trust and teamwork, working toward shared goals and an iterative approach that delivers value and stability to our customers on a weekly basis. We are embracing open standards in this space and have contributed to open source projects to accelerate our investments. You will be an important part of a team of highly motivated and talented individuals and this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, grow your career and influence the next generation of distributed systems platform for Microsoft.

Successful candidates should have a strong grasp of Computer Science fundamentals, sharp technical design skills, and a healthy appetite for tackling hard, ambiguous problems. If IoT has been on your radar and you are excited about exploring the power of IoT and the cloud to make the most of devices and smart business solutions, let's talk!



  • Build scalable systems and services for managing millions to twins connected to the Digital twins platform.
  • Solve big integration challenges with Digital Twins and other services internal and external to Microsoft.
  • Design and develop highly efficient code that scale to millions of twins with minimal operational costs
  • Implementation/integration of standardized industry wide protocols such as MQTTS, AMPQS, HTTPs
  • Work directly with major customers in the industry to both diagnose and provide solutions for their technical scenarios.



Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in software development
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field, OR equivalent industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing IaaS / PaaS services for a Cloud Platform
  • 8+ years of experience in software development for cloud / enterprise / server applications
  • Experience developing applications hosted on top of Azure, AWS or other similar Cloud Platforms
  • Experience building scalable and high-available services in Cloud
  • Experience building high performance data access layers on top of either a SQL or NoSQL database
  • Solid CS fundamentals, fluent in multi-threaded, asynchronous programming, strong inclination for architecting at scale
  • Excellent technical design, problem solving and debugging skills
  • Knowledge of .NET, C# and associated toolsets / frameworks
  • Good written and oral communication skills

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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