Senior Software Engineer

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Python C# C JavaScript Java Azure Microsoft Elastic play C++

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Have you ever wanted to work on a deep problem that is also the pillar of Microsoft's and Azure's future? Do you want to develop software services that impact billions of customers and bring in billions of dollars of revenue? If yes, consider Azure Compute Platform. Azure Compute is the foundation for Cloud Computing and is responsible for orchestration of all customers facing scenarios end-to-end. We manage an order of million servers across dozens of data centers across the globe and turn those into usable Compute resources for customers. Azure Core Compute ships the platform that enables every kind of application running on Cloud from the largest enterprises to individual entrepreneurs. Azure Compute platform helps Customers get the elastic compute capacity they want, as much as they want and in the shape that they want. These are powerful cloud paradigms that are shifting the entire industry and Azure Compute Platform is Microsoft's spearhead in this battle. Azure Core is Azure's most profitable business and growing incredibly fast! We, the Azure Core Compute team in IDC, pride ourselves in working without boundaries to enable customers realize benefits of leveraging cloud computing.

We are looking for a technically savvy and 'learn-it-all' Senior Software Engineer to contribute to the future of our platformโ€™s offerings, while learning all the nuances of designing, building, shipping and managing cloud scale Azure services. Come join us and help make customer's journey on Azure Compute hassle free.

In this role, you will help realize the team's vision to "Build and operate world class E-E engineering systems & services that contribute to measurable improvements in the experience for our customers & quality of the platform and scales with the growth/complexity of Azure Core systems". Achieving this vision is critical for the success of the Azure platform and guaranteeing QoS for our customers.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will work on building, deploying, and operating world-class services that will validate, observe, and measure the quality of components in all layers of the Azure Core stack. The focus for this role is on building the infrastructure to emulate Azure platform services, plug and play real & emulated services in a production like environment and validate QoS in high concurrency, high scale, and fault tolerance scenarios. This is next gen infrastructure that we believe is critical for delivering a quality platform for some of our largest customers.

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Creates, implements, optimizes, debugs, refactors, and reuses code to establish and improve performance and maintainability, effectiveness, and return on investment (ROI).
  • Support the broader product group in product and feature development, as well as live-site operations.
  • Drive feature development with focus on technical direction, quality, usability & performance leveraging data for making decisions.
  • Coaches teams and drives identification of dependencies and the development of design documents for a product, application, service, or platform.
  • Leverages subject-matter expertise of cross-product features with appropriate stakeholders (e.g., project managers) to drive multiple group's project plans, release plans, and work items.
  • Holds accountability as a Designated Responsible Individual (DRI), mentoring engineers across products/solutions, working on-call to monitor system/product/service for degradation, downtime, or interruptions.
  • Proactively seeks new knowledge and adapts to new trends, technical solutions, and patterns that will improve the availability, reliability, efficiency, observability, and performance of products while also driving consistency in monitoring and operations at scale and shares knowledge with other engineers.
  • Collaborate across internal & external stakeholders providing leadership and mentoring.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    • OR equivalent experience.
Other Qualifications

  • 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:โ€ฏ
    • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 8+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    • OR equivalent experience.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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