Software Engineer II

Last updated 20 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Would you like to learn about the inner workings of Azure? Are you excited about jumping deep into various areas and composing a bigger picture? Would you like to make contributions to improve the foundational services of our cloud platform? If you’re excited by these prospects, come join us to establish the next cloud frontier in Azure Stack!

We are a startup working to expand the reach of Azure and to provide our customers with the familiar IaaS and PaaS experiences through our edge. To fulfill our mission, we will need to revisit many assumptions of how our services operate, from how we stand-up and manage hardware, to the connectivity of our fabric, and the security model used.

To deliver on our vision, we’re looking for engineers who are excited about the prospect of learning and diving into different areas, who will bring clarity to our designs and can methodically bring a plan into action. This is a unique opportunity that will heighten your knowledge of distributed systems and will give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes-look into the inner workings of Azure. You will be part of a new team where you will be empowered to make technical decisions and execute on them.

We’re looking for motivated engineers who want to solve interesting problems and grow. As a v1 product, we welcome innovators who like to manage ambiguity and set direction as well as engineers who can refine our processes and bring predictability into our deliverables.


As a software engineer in our team, you will design and build new features, learn, and collaborate with partner teams. You will be hands-on in the development process which includes writing and reviewing designs, writing and reviewing production code, and supporting our live services. This role will have a measurable impact on customer growth and satisfaction for one of the fastest growing businesses at Microsoft. We are looking for a senior software engineer, who thinks strategically, works pragmatically and with enthusiasm in a fast-moving environment with few guardrails. You will need strong customer empathy and an ability to focus our engineering efforts on customer requirements as well as Azure’s business priorities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or higher in computer science or related discipline, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • 1+ years of professional experience with C#, C++, Java or other object-oriented programming languages
  • 1+ years of professional work experience
  • 1+ year of professional experience building reliable, distributed systems at scale

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in cloud development principles and patterns, particularly loosely coupled architectures and micro-services
  • Technical knowledge of cloud storage, and networking
  • Ability for setting and driving towards measurable goals
  • Excellent collaboration skills with ability to develop key partnerships
  • Experience with Azure, AWS or GCP

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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