Principal Software Engineer

Last updated 17 hours ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The vision of the Azure Production Infrastructure Engineering (PIE) group is to make it easy for everyone to create, consume, and manage planetary-scale, reliable cloud production services and infrastructure to achieve more. As a team, we bring together significant and complementary capabilities with tooling, infrastructure, monitoring and insights in new ways to increase our perspective. Our diversity of knowledge and experience comes together for the benefit of our users, our colleagues, our business, and ourselves.

Accurate Inventory is the foundation of all operational data insights work, it is also key in responding to security incidents, and maintaining compliance. The Fleet Inventory team plays a critical role by ensuring timely, accurate, and comprehensive data stream availability to meet many business-critical requirements. This team’s larger mission is to improve Microsoft Azure and other services’ availability, reliability, security, and resultant customer satisfaction by creating and leveraging trusted data, models, and insights on top of the foundational service.


The insights produced by the Fleet Inventory system enable Microsoft to meet critical business requirements (Security, Compliance, Capacity planning, to name a few) and are critical to the future success of Microsoft's Cloud Business. You will provide technical leadership, help architect, design, and develop the big data pipeline that supports immense growth of Microsoft's world-class planetary scale. You will help drive the quality of our system and code up by leading technical design and code reviews. You will evaluate internal and external technologies as we scale out our current system to handle orders or magnitude more data streams than it currently does. This is an opportunity to make an impact on the global inventory system for the largest Cloud infrastructure on the planet.


Required Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or 4 years of equivalent IT work experience
  • At least 9 years of experience as a software engineer, coding an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, or C++
  • At least 6 years of experience developing and owning production quality, scalable software services and/or Big Data ingestion and processing pipelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Big Data ingestion, storage, and distributed processing pipelines (e.g. Spark, Hadoop, Azure Data Lake)
  • Experience with Cloud Storage technologies
  • Experience designing / building / shipping / operating production software services
  • Passion for designing, building, and trouble-shooting large-scale distributed systems
  • Great design and problem-solving skills, with a strong bias for quality and engineering excellence
  • Demonstrable ability to own and deliver projects and results of increasing technical complexity
  • Strong leadership, ownership, urgency, and drive to launch services
  • Effective collaborator, experienced in creating technical partnerships across teams




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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