Principal Software Architect

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Bellevue, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Overview: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is the next explosive growth area in technology relevant to every business in every industry on the planet. The data economy is already booming, and there is approximately 35 zettabytes of data generated by 50 billion connected devices. From these mountains of data, AI and ML will harvest valuable predictive signals and patterns that will fundamentally transform the face of the business. With our own already existing volumes of data and research assets, Microsoft is investing to be a key player and a market leader in this industry. The Business Applications Group at Microsoft has the charter to bring the best of our AI & Research assets, tools and cloud infrastructure, business expertise, rich data, and trusted position together, to deliver AI and ML powered solutions to customers.

The mission of the Dynamics 365 Insights Apps AI team within the Business Application Group is to unlock and maximize the value of customer data with insights which aim to inform business professionals to grow their businesses with actionable insights, to make more informed decisions with the right information and to reduce cost and time by automating their data processes. We are a diverse team of talented engineers experts in building scalable products which leverage many other Azure technologies, including largely scalable Scala and Python HDInsight and Databricks Spark data processing, Data Lakes and Data Factories, Databases, and.Net Core microservices hosted on Azure App Services, Azure functions and Azure Kubernetes Services. We collaborate with and deliver rich APIs and ML models to our close partner teams. We like to spend time together, play board games or soccer, run, celebrate holidays and birthdays.


We are looking for a highly motivated, and innovative Principal Software Architect to help us build a strong enterprise business. We value everyone’s opinion and ideas and have built a diverse and inclusive team along the years with low turnover and great work life balance. We seek engineers who are passionate about building complete, production-quality software services, with a scalable and sustainable architecture and implementation, with high performance over large data sets, and with low latency and high availability. We want a customer-focused engineer motivated to build great enterprise products who can partner with other product teams and engineers to implement backend services and robust APIs. This engineer will work closely with data scientists and data engineers to help build reliable data pipelines.


Master’s degree in CS, EE or equivalent. 10+ years of software design and development in distributed system and services APIs, large data processing architecture and knowledge of databases.

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.

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.

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