Principal Software Engineer

Last updated 29 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Have you ever wanted to work on a deep problem that is also the pillar of Microsoft’s and industry’s future? Do you want to develop software services that impact billions of customers and bring in billions of dollars of revenue? If yes, consider Azure Compute Platform. We manage an order of million servers across dozens of data centers across the globe and turn those into usable Compute resources for customers. Azure Core Compute ships the platform that enables every kind of application running on Cloud from the largest enterprises to individual entrepreneurs. What used to take IT/Operations groups weeks to setup custom hardware, install software, patch OS, configure networks, install load balancers - our service does that in seconds and does so billions of times a day. Customers get the elastic compute capacity they want, as much as they want and in the shape that they want. These are powerful cloud paradigms that are shifting the entire industry and Azure Compute Platform is Microsoft’s spearhead in this battle.

This role is for a developer who is passionate about big problems and practices excellence in service engineering. You should be comfortable working across layers and getting the big picture before diving into the actual solution. You will have to consider factors like availability, security, regional faults and DR while serving the target scale and performance. Every part of the experience is measured and tracked. If you feel you have what it takes to take on a deep learning adventure, we would be glad to talk to you. In terms of technologies we use VM/process containers, NOSQL stores, entity frameworks, micro-services, REST APIs, JSON expressions and Big data. We release continuously with weekly sprints.

Requirements for the position are:
- 7+ years of experience in developing software and services
- Proficient at C#, Java or C++
- Experience with distributed programming models
- Experience with multi-threaded/parallel programming
- Full stack development
- Ability to plan, schedule and deliver quality software
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment
- BS+ in computer science or related fields
- .NET experience a plus

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.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities
- Drive Azure customer adoption through enhancements to the Azure Compute Platform.
- Design and develop scenarios and work flows across microservices and components in distributed system.
- Work with other engineers to proactively improve service quality.
- Seek additional opportunities to improve customer experience.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
- 7+ years of experience in developing software and services
- Proficient at C#, Java, C++ (or any other Object-Oriented language)
- BS+ in computer science or related fields
- Experience with multi-threaded/parallel programming
- Experience with distributed programming models

Preferred Qualifications:
- Full stack development
- .NET experience a plus
- Ability to plan, schedule and deliver quality software
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment

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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