Software Engineer, Azure Cosmos DB

Last updated 28 days ago
Location:Atlanta, Georgia
Job Type:Full Time

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s next generation globally distributed, elastic scale, multi-model cloud database service - designed to enable developers to build planet scale applications. Azure Cosmos DB allows you to elastically scale both throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions with tunable consistency while providing blazing fast read /write performance backed by enterprise grade quality of service.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a diverse, inclusive and agile team, solve distributed system problems and ship high impact features. This is a deep technical space and vital market segment for the Microsoft data group business. We are looking for highly motivated and self-driven individuals who are passionate in the areas of Global distribution, High availability, Distributed Runtime and OSS APIs.

We are providing the world a scalable fault tolerant world-wide replicated database and massive scale-up compute. These systems are used to solve the toughest financial, IoT, warehousing, AI and state-management problems along with many other solution areas such as gaming. These solutions capture the needs of the hobbyist developer to the Fortune 500 companies.


As a software engineer, you are able to learn from the latest research literature on distributed system algorithms, and convert these algorithms into high performance reliable code. You will collaborate closely with team members both within immediate / broader teams and develop code across the stack to convert the vision into a high quality, shipped feature.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of industry software engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sound problem solving skills and good understanding of distributed algorithms.
  • Proficient in C++, C# or other high level languages.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit- Ability to start, execute, finish and own the feature while maintaining a very high quality bar.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT related technical discipline
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD with work or research experience in computer science or related field.




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.

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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