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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Azure Edge + Platform brings together Edge platforms, devices, and services to deliver Edge solutions, operating systems, and engineering systems. Driven by its customers’ needs, Azure Edge + Platform seeks to accelerate growth for Azure, E&D, and Microsoft’s customers worldwide.

The organization’s portfolio spans the Cloud Edge Stack, Azure Engineering Systems, Azure Media Services - for end-to-end media workflow and analytics - and Microsoft’s Operating Systems including the Azure Host OS and Windows. This portfolio impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

Team Overview : As part of AE+P, the Microsoft Observability Platform and Experience engineering team is responsible for both the external and internal observability product offerings. These services enable customers to monitor, detect, troubleshoot, and mitigate issues with their services. Azure Monitor is our product family and includes Log Analytics, Application Insights, Container Insights, Hosted Prometheus, and more. Additionally, Log Analytics is the platform upon with Microsoft Sentinel is built. We have a >$1B dollar business that is growing rapidly. We also run some of the world’s highest scale observability services for Microsoft internally, processing over 600PB of logs daily and tracking over 100 billion active metrics.  Our aim is to enable autonomous, integrated systems infused with AI/ML to proactively measure, monitor, detect, alert, diagnose, and mitigate health issues before they impact customers. 

As a Principal S oftware Engineer on the telemetry ingestion pipeline, your responsibilities will include designing and implementing new features to support customer requirements as well as continuously improving the quality and reliability of services responsible for the ingestion of customer data with low latency to end-user defined destinations. The pipeline boasts support for latest protocol and encoding formats widely supported in the industry. You will play a critical role in carrying forward that legacy with cutting edge technology. The pipeline teams support many of Microsoft’s largest external customers as well as most major Microsoft teams, including Windows, Office, Xbox, and Minecraft.

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.

We’re on a mission to build the best observability services on the planet. If that mission excites you, come join us! 


As a Principal Software Engineer of our team, you will lead design and code of low API’s and libraries for Peta byte scale ingestion and reviews of the same across feature areas and participate in all stages of our engineering lifecycle (initial research and discovery, quick iteration on promising concepts, solution prototyping and development, deployment and live site support).

Developers in the team are expected to wear multiple hats and demonstrate breadth, depth, and leadership. You will work with multiple partner teams and deploy across all Azure regions.

This position is for someone who is:

  • Passionate about distributed systems and planetary scale services.

  • Enjoys the challenge of pushing big data on near real-time latencies.

  • Looks to drive innovation within a product and become an industry leader.

  • Loves new technological challenges and excels at solving them.

  • Knowledgeable at identifying bottlenecks and engineering solutions for performance sensitive data pipelines.

  • Writes well-crafted, well-tested, readable and maintainable code.

  • Participates in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge.

  • Shares knowledge by giving tech talks, and evangelizing appropriate tech and engineering best practices.

  • Wants to be a mentor to newer developers in your team and help them grow.

Embody our Culture ( and Values (


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#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • 2+ Years of hands-on experience building and maintaining REST microservices or with Open Telemetry, Apache Parquet, or related technologies.

Other Requirements:

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 :

  • Professional experience developing scalable and reliable cloud services.

  • Design, coding, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Passionate for customers and focus on delivering delightful customer experiences.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate across teams and ship production features in a fast-paced environment

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

  • Prior experience working on C# / .NET Core, or building services hosted on Service Fabric.

Software Engineering IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $137,600 - $267,000 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 $180,400 - $294,000 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: US corporate pay information | Microsoft Careers (

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until June 21, 2024.

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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 ( .