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Microsoft Corporation Senior 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 powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

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 Senior Software 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 delivery of customer data to end-user defined destinations. The pipeline teams support many of Microsoft’s largest external customers as well as most major Microsoft teams, including Windows, Office, Xbox, and Minecraft.

We’re on a mission to build the best observability services on the planet. If that mission excites you, come join us!  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. In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


  • Work with other teams across Observability to build and maintain services that run at extremely high-scale. This involves diagnosing and deploying fixes across deployments that span many regions.

  • Design, test and develop these services based on internal and external customer requirements.

  • Optimize the movementof data at scale to iteratively reduce latency, improve the cost of running services, and improve performance against SLI/SLOs.

  • Be a mentor to junior developers in your team and help them grow.

  • Embody ourCulture ( andValues (


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

o OR equivalent experience.

  • 4+ years of industry experience developing enterprise-grade software.

Other Requirements:

  • Cloud 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.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor'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

o OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

o OR equivalent experience.

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

  • Experience creating, developing, delivering, deploying, and maintaining online services.

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

  • Hands-on experience building and maintaining REST microservices, Open Telemetry, Prometheus, Grafana, and related technologies.

Software Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 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 $145,800 - $238,600 per year. Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until April 20, 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 ( .