Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 9 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Are you excited about the possibility of working on the largest Cloud Storage service in the world? Azure Storage team is chartered with building, managing and running the Persistent Cloud Storage for Microsoft Azure Cloud. Azure Storage consists of a Storage Platform which currently powers five different storage services – Blob Storage, Table Storage (NoSql Key Value store), Queue Storage, Data Lake Storage, File Storage and Disk Storage. We are one of the foundational services in the Azure Cloud. The service hosts data from some of the largest companies in the world plus supports all of Microsoft’s largest online businesses including Xbox, Teams and Bing and has scaled to store exabytes of customer data with the roadmap looking even better in terms of growth.

You can read more about the Service architecture here and about the current storage offerings here.


As the adoption of Cloud increases, there are some unique challenges emerging: a) how to move data to the cloud efficiently, either once or on a continuous basis b) how to know cloud storage usage to gain insights into files which are being accessed, how long the files live, who is accessing those files etc. c) managing the entire data estate to optimize cost. Azure Storage is taking on these challenges head-on and working on building solutions which will offer unparalleled convenience to our customers to use Azure for all their data needs. If you are excited about large scale data management problems, this is a unique opportunity to have an impact in a team unlike any other. This position offers opportunities to show technical depth including implementation details as well as ability to show technical leadership.

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to work on the data management solutions built around Azure Storage.


To be successful, you must thrive on solving problems related with data and data management at a very large scale in a multi-tenant environment. You must have passion for storage and distributed systems. Experience in designing compelling customer experience through API and UX would be a huge plus.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of building scalable system software and/or Services
  • 5+ years experience in coding in Java, C++, C# etc.


  • Strong distributed systems knowledge
  • Hands on development experience including leading design for large scale system, writing code
  • Proven ability to plan, schedule and deliver high quality software
  • Passion for customers
  • Good collaboration skills
  • Prior experience in the data management would be ideal
  • BS, MS, PHD or equivalent experience

Cloud Background check:

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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