Principal Software Engineer

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Bellevue, Washington, Raleigh, North Carolina
Job Type:Full Time

Are you interested in working for one of the most exciting products at Microsoft to help advance Microsoft’s AI Platform? Our team is at the heart Microsoft’s AI Platform.

Azure Machine Learning ( developers and data scientists with a wide range of productive experiences for building, training, and deploying machine learning models faster. Azure ML accelerates time to market and fosters team collaboration with industry-leading MLOps—DevOps for machine learning. Azure ML provides users the best of the open-source ecosystem and innovation from inside the company along with the latest breakthroughs in research.

As the infrastructure team for Azure Machine Learning, we are looking for a software engineer who has experience building high scale, highly available, and secure cloud services. We build and deploy microservices in Kubernetes (Azure Kubernetes Service) and make extensive use of open-source software to build services that customers love. We value creativity and a desire to learn new technologies, agility, and accountability.

Join our team and help us build the best AI Platform for the world!


As a software engineer on our team, you will participate in developing innovative solutions across AI Platform. Responsibilities include the following.

  • Design and build scalable, high-performance services that are highly reliable.
  • Write concise and clean code with unit tests.
  • Ability to work across teams in a large organization.
  • Design and implement new features as well as add functionality to existing systems.
  • Investigate pre-production and production issues, implement, and deploy fixes.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation.
  • Self-motivated and a great collaborator.
  • Be passionate about making customers successful.
  • Ability to influence broadly towards common goals and priorities


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or a related field
  • 12 years of software development experience in C#, Java, Scala, C++, Go, Typescript/Node.js or similar with solidcomputer science fundamentals, fluent in multi-threaded programming, experience/inclination for architecting at scale
  • Demonstrated technical design, problem solving, coding and debugging skills
  • Experience with distributed systems design and implementation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with microservices architecture, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, and related technologies



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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