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Microsoft Corporation Senior Engineering Manager in Redmond, Washington

The Azure Compute team builds a fault tolerant, distributed system on top of commodity datacenter hardware, to deliver infrastructure for hosting cloud applications in virtual machines (VMs). We create an illusion that resources are limitless, infinitely elastic, and always available.

The role is in the Availability Platform team that primarily focuses on making sure every Azure VM is available with an SLA of 99.99+%. Getting to that target and beyond requires out-of-the box thinking, backed by sound data-driven decisions. The team owns the services that measure the health of every Azure machine as well as the control plane services that make all repair decisions in Azure. We also collaborate closely with data scientists to build predictive failure models to live migrate VMs off machines even before the failure occurs.

The role is focused on leading the service stack that is responsible for auto attribution of all availability impacting failures.

If you want hands-on services architecture experience at large scale, this is the role for you.


  • Lead a team of engineers to design, build and support services to enable auto attribution of failures in the data center.


  • 4+ years of programming experience

  • 2+ years working on distributed systems and servicesProficient in at least one of these programming languages – Java, C#, python, javascript, C++ B.S. or degree or higher preferably with a concentration in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or technology related field or equivalent work experience in lieu of education

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

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