Software Engineer II

Last updated 17 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Azure Redis Cache team provides customers with secure, dedicated Redis cache endpoints, exposed as a service, managed by Microsoft Azure. The service has seen very rapid growth since its inception. As a part of the team, you will be working on exciting technologies, both proprietary and open source.

The problems we are trying to solve are both interesting and challenging: building a reliable, highly available and performant in-memory data store that is simple, cheap to operate and easy to use with rich server-side APIs and capabilities and robust, developer-friendly client experiences.

We are a relatively small team that manages a very large number of resources in Azure, so come ready to work at cloud scale while still maintaining a small-team environment.


You will work with other engineers in the team to bring the latest open source Redis cache on Azure, integrating it with various Azure management capabilities. You will work with multiple partner teams, deploy on a large scale all around the world and help customers achieve a very low-latency cache for their apps and services.

The software you build will help run some of the most important services running in Azure. You will be part of a talented team where learning from peers and growing as a team is a core theme.


Basic Qualifications:

3+ years of experience developing commercial software with C#, C++ or Java

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent experience

Experience with building testable, distributed and highly scalable online services on Azure or similar cloud platform

Familiarity with Linux and git

Detail oriented design, coding, debugging and problem-solving skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Experience with Open Source Software development

Passion for quality with strong customer empathy

Ability to drive technical decisions across teams

You will be required to pass Microsoft background checks prior to the start of employment and periodically thereafter. 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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