Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Bellevue, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft continues to expand its efforts in artificial intelligence with a focus on building an Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge. The Artificial Intelligence and Research (AI+R) division is chartered with ensuring that Microsoft remains at the forefront of AI technologies.

As a new and fast-growing team within this organization, we are applying our best AI research and engineering capabilities to new customer solutions. While there has been a lot of progress in the areas of languages and perception in the field of artificial intelligence, we are only starting to scratch the surface in other areas like autonomous systems (drones, robots etc.)

Our vision is to lead the autonomous systems tidal wave, empowering intelligence within drones, robots, industrial control systems, etc. Our cloud-based solution uses machine teaching and reinforcement learning techniques. If you are looking to join a team that is on the cutting edge of AI and cloud distributed systems and in a quickly growing market segment with the potential to be the next billion dollar business, this may be the opportunity you’re looking for.

This is a new business area and team members will have an opportunity to work closely with early customers as we define the product, refine its features, and generalize it to support many vertical industries.

We are looking for a passionate senior software developer who has a strong background and interest in cloud services, distributed systems and loves to develop new technologies that can be deployed to users worldwide. Even if you do not have previous AI experience, this will be a great learning opportunity in a fun-filled and driven team where you will get to work with experts in MSR and product teams across Azure to realize our vision.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team! To that end, we strongly encourage and welcome applications from qualified engineers of all backgrounds.

We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Architect, build and operate a new cloud service for autonomous systems.
  • Work with diverse teams in Azure such as Compute, Service Fabric, Kubernetes, ML, etc. to make the right technology bets and tradeoffs.
  • Work closely with other sister teams and research to ensure we build a cohesive product that delights our customers and makes a difference in the market.


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or another related technical field
  • 4+ years of professional experience designing, implementing, and shipping a cloud service
  • 7+ years of professional experience coding in C#/C++, Python or Java
  • 2+ years of professional experience with containers, Kubernetes and/or similar technology

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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