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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Are you passionate about working on Open Source and the next generation of Cloud Management Technologies and Services? Do you want to participate in creating and delivering the next generation of technologies to automate Private and Public Cloud Services? Do you want to be part of an energetic and creative team currently impacting millions of customers across the planet? If yes, read on!

Azure’s core priority is to be world's most trusted, secure, and global cloud and a great place to work. The Azure OpenSSH team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help make SSH the default remoting protocol for Windows and across Azure. This includes not only keeping the Windows fork updated, but also enabling new scenarios that leverage Windows and Azure technologies and enabling partners and customers to leverage SSH within their products.


As OpenSSH is an Open Source project, you will be involved with engaging directly with customers via GitHub issues and pull requests as well as actively participating in monthly community calls. In addition, internally within Microsoft responsibilities include engaging with partner teams to understand their remoting scenarios and working to enable end-to-end scenarios which may include developing new features, engagement and integration across partner teams within Windows and Azure.



  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent and 5+ years of experience as a Senior software engineer in Windows or Unix/Linux. (Required)

  • Experience in building, shipping and operating reliable, distributed systems software. (Required)

  • Passion for delivering high performance, high scalable, and high reliability C/C++, C#, C or Java code (required)

  • Experience with OpenSSH or equivalent remoting technology (preferred)

  • Technical passion, terrific problem-solving skills, drive for results, and ability to work independently.

  • Passion and proven track record with delivering high quality code and test coverage

  • Can-do, entrepreneurial attitude with experience working in a team with industry-leading, innovative, and high-quality product

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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