Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer - Azure in Redmond, Washington

Are you passionate about cloud computing and building services from the ground up using cutting edge technologies? If so, we have your next position! This position is for someone who is: Passionate about distributed systems and building high scale services Likes to work in an agile development team that iterates rapidly (at least weekly deployments) Loves new technological challenges and excels at solving them Passionate about making better software and continuously improving the development process 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. We are investing in technology for an extensible platform enabling compliant management of production services and resources. The team is agile with everyone in the team sharing the fundamentally belief of iterating rapidly to meet customer demands. As a member of our team, you will participate in all stages of our engineering lifecycle - from initial research and discovery, quick iteration on promising concepts, solution prototyping and development, all the way through successful service roll out and LiveSite support. Developers in the team have the opportunity to wear multiple hats and demonstrate breadth, depth, and leadership.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience as a software engineer, technical program manager or architect

  • 3+ years of hands-on coding experience shipping products across multiple product cycles, coding an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, or C+

    • Solid design and coding skills with a bias for architecture at scale
  • Experience creating, developing, delivering, deploying, maintaining online services

  • Willingness to work in an on-call schedule

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure, AWS or similar cloud computing platforms

  • Prior experience working on C# or building applications on Service Fabric.

  • Genuine interest in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems Extensive knowledge and experience designing for operability

  • Ability to debug and optimize code, and automate routine tasks

Security Requirements: U.S. Citizenship, Ability to obtain/maintain U.S. Government Security Clearance at the TS/SCI (with polygraph) level.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

Development (engineering)