Senior Software Engineer

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Python C# C JavaScript Java Azure Microsoft C++ Powershell

Job Description

To delight customers in a Cloud First world, Microsoft delivers highly available online services with cutting edge features and innovative functionality lighting up on a regular basis. Quality of service (QoS) is paramount as we continue to make deep investment in Microsoft Azure and its expanding customer base who rely on our services to run their diverse businesses. Availability, reliability, and performance are all key differentiators that customers demand and expect in cloud services when choosing a provider.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Azure Storage team, you will work on varied tasks and projects. The primary focus for this role is to drive qualifications, recognize patterns, and show initiative towards improvements. The scope of work involves troubleshooting/debugging/automating new hardware validation systems which will accelerate the velocity of new hardware enablement. This role is part of the qualification team that owns component level hardware and firmware performance testing for azure storage massive server fleet. This position will put you on a team that has a critical impact on how Microsoft's storage fleet evolves and will provide you an incredible opportunity to learn and grow.

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.


  • Plan, Implement and deliver high-quality engineering support services and execute robust operational workflows in support of Azure Storage. 
  • Collaborate with appropriate stakeholders within the Azure Storage organization to define extensible and sustainable service solutions that meet the needs of a diverse set of hardware qualifications. 
  • Drives identification of dependencies, and the development of design documents for Hardware tests, and validating performance.
  • Applies, extrapolates, and identifies best practices and shares information with other engineers to reliably build improvements that are based on well-established methods. Demonstrates and maintains an up-to-date understanding of evolutions in hardware technology and the effects those changes have on capabilities.
  • You’ll implement high-performance solutions across teams while maintaining a quality checklist with help from other engineers. You’ll also monitor telemetry data and perform basic analyses to identify patterns that reveal errors and unexpected problems.
  • Acts as a Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) and guides other engineers by developing and following the playbook, working on call to monitor system/product/service for degradation, downtime, or interruptions, alerting stakeholders about status and initiates actions to restore system/product/service for simple and complex problems when appropriate.
  • 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.


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#, or PowerShell
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • In depth understanding of storage hardware and networking.
Other Qualifications

  • 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#, or PowerShell,
    • 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.
  • Experience in
    • querying tables in databases,
    • AND testing, troubleshooting and debugging,
    • AND working across disciplines, groups, and teams,
    • AND leading teams and mentoring junior coworkers.
  • Hands on knowledge of server hardware and configuration inclusive of HDD, SSD, and advanced ASIC.
  • Passion for driving, improving, and helping to implement security and business continuity solutions.
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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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