Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

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 an experienced software service developer with strong innovative mindset to help us explore CE incident detection opportunities using telemetry, correlation and AI. In this role, you will work closely with datacenter experts to deeply understand failure scenarios, identify telemetry gaps, and build innovative detection mechanisms. You will also work with data scientist team to integrate AI rule and models into CIH systems.

This is a unique, high impact opportunity with direct influence into the Microsoft’s cloud foundation. Come talk to us.


  • Deeply understand the Critical Environment domain and the telemetry data.

  • Explore, innovate and build incident detection solutions.

  • Work collaboratively with partners to drive clarity in scenarios and priorities.

  • Work closely with AI team to develop and integrate AI rules and models.

  • Work independently to drive dependency and clear road blockers.

  • Explore new technologies, build quick POCs and fail fast.

  • Devops activities.


  • 8+ years of industrial experience in shipping products
  • 3+ years of proven experience in building cloud service
  • Proficient in C#/java or equivalent
  • Experience in data analysis and/or telemetry processing
  • 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.

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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