Principal Software Engineer

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Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud race to win it! We are part of the Azure networking team responsible for designing, building and operating critical network services that will help us differentiate from our fierce competitors and generate new revenue. We are responsible for enabling enterprises to connect their on-premise networks and devices to the cloud, in the most secure and performant way possible. Our team builds application delivery services such as load balancing and firewalls. At the core of these services is a solid SDN and NFV infrastructure that we continuously innovate on to improve agility, scalability, reliability and cost effectiveness of our services. 

We are looking for a principal software engineer who is passionate about building infrastructure and hyperscale systems that are responsible for high impact network services that provide reliable connectivity, security and application delivery. 


This is a highly visible role in an area of large and expanding investment for Azure and offers a terrific opportunity for technical and career growth. Our team's innovations are well recognized in the cloud and networking industry. 


Basic Requirements: 

  • BS or MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.
  • 10+ years of post-academic software development experience

Preferred Requirements:

  • Expertise in building large scale distributed systems and cloud services 
  • Proficiency in one or more: C#, C++, GoLang, Java 
  • Knowledge of large-scale Monitoring, Alerting and fleet management is a plus 
  • Knowledge of security and compliance is a plus 

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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