Principal Architect

Last updated 25 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Intelligent Conversation & Communication Cloud (IC3) group provides the backend services that are used by millions of Microsoft Teams users daily. The IC3 Real-Time Media team provides the media stack and media services that power billions of minutes of audio video communication in Microsoft Teams every day. We build and operate mission-critical services serving governments, hospitals, corporations, small businesses, schools, and individual consumers all over the world.

We are looking for an architect who is passionate about real-time communication, an expert in building and operating highly reliable services, and who enjoys solving challenging end to end problems.


  • Create and improve architecture designs for complex end to end scenarios that involve multiple teams and services. Collaborate with engineers to bring the design to production.
  • Create and improve systems and processes to raise the reliability and quality of media services to the next level.
  • Collaborate with people across Microsoft and in the industry to bring innovation to our products.
  • Influence the engineering culture to strive for a clean architecture, sound engineering practices, and a growth mindset.


Required qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or Engineering OR equivalent years of work experience
  • 10+ years of applicable work experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • A strong track record of successfully designing and building highly reliable global scale services.
  • Broad knowledge in multimedia technology and networking protocols.




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