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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft Azure Edge + Platform (E+P) is a globally distributed team of engineers, architects, program managers, product managers, business program managers, business administrators, user experience researchers and designers who are responsible for the platform for Microsoft and for delivering Microsofts edge vision. We create the most reliable and trustworthy Operating Systems (OS) and platform services to empower Microsoft and our customers to achieve more. We unlock the next wave of opportunity at the edge through an at-scale ecosystem driving widespread adoption of our Microsoft cloud services.

Azure Digital Operations teams mission is to provide a compelling and competitively advantageous, globally scalable platform that is crucial in provisioning and managing industrial assets and devices at enterprise level scale. We are building a team where diversity of thought and background is valued as much as technical skills, and where everyone is encouraged to come up with new ideas to make our customers lives better. We value people who can bring a diverse perspective to our product and where a developer will not just write code but will have a real meaningful impact on the direction of the product and which features to build. We are a dedicated team to embrace diversity and inclusion in every interaction and inspire each other to bring their growth mindset with a desire to continuously learn and grow.

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to be part of the exciting new journey to redefine and help drive the future of Azure Digital Operations. You will be responsible for delivering multitenant, highly available, resilient cloud and edge services to manage assets and devices easily and securely. You will collaborate with team members and other engineering groups in Microsoft to build services that transmits and processes telemetry data from industrial assets and devices, to the Cloud. Join us in helping drive our mission to offer the most scalable, powerful, and secure Internet of Things (IoT) platform empowering businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 100 enterprises to achieve more. You will be an important part of a team of highly motivated and talented individuals, and this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, grow your career and influence the next generation of distributed systems platform for Microsoft. Successful candidates should have a solid grasp of Computer Science fundamentals, sharp technical design skills, and a healthy appetite for tackling hard, ambiguous problems.

Microsofts 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.


  • Build and maintain highly scalable, resilient, and maintainable cloud services.

  • Design, deploy and manage services and applications on Kubernetes clusters, ensuring optimal utilization of resources and high availability.

  • Lead discussions for the architecture of products/solutions and create proposals for architecture by testing design hypotheses and helping to refine code plans. Provide reactions, proposed solutions, and inputs to architects.

  • Lead by example within the team by producing extensible and maintainable code. Apply metrics to drive the quality and stability of code, as well as appropriate coding patterns and best practices.

  • Participate in code reviews to ensure coding standards are followed. Consider diagnosability, reliability, and maintainability when reviewing code, and understand when code is ready to be shared or delivered.

  • Identify needs for a broad versus selected approach in testing mechanisms and make informed decisions to implement the most effective tests. Drive efforts to add new tests, remove antiquated tests, and aggregate tests to improve the test suite.

  • Maintain operations of live service as issues arise on a rotational, on-call basis.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Go

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • 6+ years of experience in developing, shipping, and supporting production grade distributed cloud services.

  • 6+ years of experience building andsupportingdistributed cloud services with production grade.

Other Requirements

  • Background Check: 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 10+ 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 8+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • Understanding of Azure cloud and Kubernetes services.

  • Experience in realtime streaming data processing

  • Experience building Distributed Systems with reliable guarantees.

  • Understanding of data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems.

  • Solve problems by always leading with passion and empathy for customers.

  • Have a desire to work collaboratively, solve problems with groups, find win/win solutions andcelebrate successes.

  • Enthusiasm, integrity, self-discipline, results-orientation in a fast-paced environment.

Software Engineering IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year.

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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 ( .