Principal Software Development Engineer

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Do you want to contribute to Azure Growth and Adoption in the market? Do you want to impact the business and help drive Azure to be the market leader in the cloud? Do you like to work in a fast-paced environment where business innovation and engineering excellence is at the core of our culture? Are you an awesome coder, have strong design skills, and have the desire and ability to work in a full stack development environment? If you have answered a resounding YES for all the above, then the Azure Global Engineering team is for you!

Our team’s mission is to grow the business by building software that keeps our enterprise promises of high availability, resiliency, data management, security and compliance across the entire suite of Azure services, with a special focus on government clouds. We leverage data to derive insights and drive new market opportunities for broader Azure global expansion across new geographies & regions and industries in public & private sectors.

We are looking for talented and motivated software engineering leaders that are interested in making their mark in Azure and join a team with immense growth opportunities!


  • Build deep domain expertise on global infrastructure deployment technology and processes.
  • Architect, design, and implement V1 cloud services in collaboration with teammates.
  • Design services with a strong focus on high availability and scalability, robustness, and observability.
  • Grow and mentor a team of developers.
  • Build software prototypes and conduct experiments to evaluate alternative architectures.


Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience building and releasing web services.
  • Industry experience with C#, .Net Core, Java, TypeScript/JavaScript or similar
  • The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong design, implementation and testing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write reliable, low defect, unit tested code
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively across disciplines and teams
  • Ability to provide technical leadership to other developers
  • Passion for delivering customer impact and value
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering and/or equivalent industry experience
  • Industry experience troubleshooting, investigating, and fixing production issues in large scale cloud and/or hosted environments
  • Experience with building infrastructure using Microsoft Azure technology
  • Proven success in Management and Leadership Roles
  • Experience with Angular, Node.js and/or similar frontend development languages and tool
  • Be experienced in driving large strategic and complex or ambiguous projects that span organizations, with executive visibility and many critical dependencies.
  • Have immense intellectual curiosity, and a high threshold to work within highly complex and ambiguous situations.

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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