Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

The Azure Container Service team is creating a world-class container management and orchestration services for the cloud and beyond. We are the team working on container solutions for Azure on both Linux and Windows. We have already built aks, aci, and tooling such as draft and brigate. Our charter is to define the next generation of cloud-native infrastructure on Azure.


We are looking for software engineers who are excited about containers, and container orchestration with Kubernetes. Who also have a passion for building DevOps tools that make it easier for people to build, deploy and scale their software on the Azure cloud.


Contribute to Kubernetes upstream.

Drive best in class experiences for Kubernetes on Azure

Contribute to aks and ensure alignment between aks and kubernetes upstream

Contribute to Kubernetes communities, sigs and working groups representing Microsoft in OSS community

Work with various internal and external kubernetes users to understand requirements then devise and drive projects for the betterment of kubernetes on Azure


• Proven experience building, shipping and operating reliable, distributed solutions.

• Proven experience using Go, C/C++, Java, or C# to build distributed solutions.

• Experience with containers runtime such as Docker, rkt, runc, containerd and how they are enabled by the underplaying OS components.

• Experience with workload/container orchestration using Kubernetes or similar platform is highly preferred.

• A BS/BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree.

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.

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