Senior Software Engineer, Azure

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Atlanta, Georgia
Job Type:Full Time

Be part of the datacenter management transformation!

Our charter is to enable Azure to run on commodity hardware while providing the SLAs expected by our customers. At the heart of Azure sits the Fabric Controller as a kernel of the Datacenter Management OS. At the bottom of the Fabric lies the Datacenter Manager which is responsible for efficiently managing the lifecycle of all datacenter resources and making that inventory available for hosting (internal and external) customer services.

We strive to deliver high availability and ultra-low operational costs by focusing on inventory abstraction, Datacenter health and correctness, lifecycle automation, efficiency and availability, and hardware innovation.

Datacenter Manager owns and manages all the datacenter infrastructure for Azure and is responsible for enabling/implementing scenarios at massive scale including: hardware deployment & configuration, health certification & monitoring, failure prediction, operation command & control, diagnostics & failure Analysis, device (HW/FW) upgrade, device repair & replacement, compliance.

We’re on a mission to provide low cost compute, with high availability and fast performance guarantees to enable Enterprise/ITs/CSVs (Cloud Service Vendors) to host applications and workloads in the cloud. Azure depends on us to minimize the operational cost of running the datacenters. We strive to achieve a lights out, self-managing datacenter.


You are a successful engineer who will drive features for Azure datacenter configuration, management and monitoring.

You should be comfortable producing highly available systems that operate at massive scale. You should have hands on experience with the design and implementation of large scale, distributed systems.You are a great team player. You can mentor junior team members to provide design and coding guidance.
Join us as we scale up our investment in managing datacenter infrastructure to support Microsoft’s datacenter scenarios.


  • Strong experience with Java/C#/C/C++.
  • Demonstrated ability and passion for designing and building highly available distributed systems at scale.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in ambiguous situations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent is required.
  • Experience with agile methodologies is a plus, a willingness to adopt them is required.

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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