Software Engineer II

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

Are you interested in helping deliver a product targeted at a multi-billion unit market? Thousands of businesses are undergoing a digital transformation to connect MCU based devices to the internet. 9 billion MCU based devices are shipped every year, and our team is building a turn-key, end-to-end secure platform for the internet of things. Our team develops Azure Sphere, the newly announced Microsoft solution for highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) devices.

We work in small, collaborative groups in Microsoft's Azure Division to build the Azure Sphere Security Services, operating system, developer experience, and tools. The Azure Sphere Security Services guard every Azure Sphere device; brokering trust for device-to-device and device-to-cloud communication through certificate-based authentication, detecting emerging security threats across the entire Azure Sphere ecosystem through online failure reporting, and renewing security through software updates.

To learn more about this exciting new project, please visit In this role, you will:

  • Design and implement features in V1 projects in collaboration with teammates that must scale to support 100s of millions to billions of devices.
  • Build software prototypes and conduct experiments to evaluate alternative architectures.
  • Design and build highly available robust and reliable distributed systems.
  • Take end-to-end responsibility for the development, quality, testing, and production readiness of the services you build.
  • Do your part to improve the team by sharing your experiences and passions.



  • Bachelors' Degree or Higher preferably with a concentration in Computer Science, Science, or Math OR Equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant software design and development experience in C#, Java, C++, or equivalent languages.


  • 1+ years of experience designing, developing, and shipping large-scale backend services
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Proven experience working through the full product cycle from initial design to the final product
  • Familiar with cloud services such as Azure, AWS, or GCP


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 Secure Screen: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check and credit history analysis upon hire/transfer and every year thereafter.

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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