Software Engineer 2

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

Are you passionate about cloud computing? Are you excited about transforming Microsoft’s most critical business through automation, data and intelligence? If so, come help us build the most reliable, efficient, and futuristic datacenter infrastructure on the planet.

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations and Innovation (CO+I) team builds and operates Microsoft datacenters, which in turn power Microsoft’s cloud business. We anticipate and provide capacity for continuous scale, enabling ~30% of Microsoft revenue through Commercial Cloud ($38 billion in FY20 Q1). The CO+I Engineering team (CO+IE) delivers services, applications, and automation supporting datacenter planning, construction, and operation. We own a large portfolio of services, including workflows that enable predicable, lowest cost datacenter construction, telemetry systems that drive high availability and optimized energy usage, and task and performance management applications that help our operation run as efficiently as possible. CO+I Engineering is a competitive advantage for Microsoft, and an important pillar in its cloud success.

The Critical Infrastructure Health (CIH) team in CO+I Engineering focuses on Microsoft datacenters’ power and cooling infrastructure. We are building the telemetry platform for the datacenter Critical Environment (CE) that enables smart alarming and incident detection, preventative monitoring, energy and capacity efficiency optimizations etc. Our mission is to innovate and transform datacenter operation, monitoring and controls. As part of this mission, we are looking for strong, passionate and innovative software engineers with experience with cloud services and big data to join us on the journey of transforming datacenter operations.

You will be working with a team of world class engineers to build full cloud services on Azure. You will also have the opportunity to explore and innovate using cutting edge technologies including Azure IoT, Edge Computing, and advanced open source frameworks. This is a unique, high impact opportunity with direct influence into the Microsoft’s cloud foundation. Come join us.


  • Deeply understand the domain and the characteristics of telemetry data.
  • Design and build large scale cloud services, working with big data and IoT.
  • Explore new technologies, drive innovation and fail fast.
  • Work collaboratively with partners to drive clarity in scenarios and priorities.
  • Work independently to drive dependency and clear road blockers.
  • Devops activities.


  • 5+ years of industrial experience in shipping products
  • Proven experience in building cloud service
  • Proficient in C#/Java or equivalent
  • Proficient in at least one query language
  • Self-drive individual with passion to deliver high quality product
  • BS degree or equivalent

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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