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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Come join the Azure Cosmos DB team, where you will be working on a large-scale, distributed, transactional and analytical database. This role is within the group which works on High Availability (including Replication, Leader Election, Geo Failovers, Multi-Master, Tunable Consistency Levels), Storage (Row Store, Column Store, Log Structured Store), Inverted Index, Database Engines like Bw-Tree and other LSM technologies. The role is flexible within any of these focus teams. In this role, you will work on core engine and distributed systems problems that powers the planet scale database, that is Azure Cosmos DB. The group fosters a diverse, inclusive and collaborative work culture that prioritizes people at all times. In terms of business, Azure Cosmos DB is one of the fastest growing Azure services that provides globally distributed, low-latency, massively scalable, multi-model cloud database service. It is designed to enable developers to build planet-scale applications.


You will have a fantastic opportunity to work on highly impactful core engine technologies and help shape the future of Azure Cosmos DB alongside other highly talented engineers in a very diverse, inclusive work environment to deliver differentiated value in the No-SQL database space. You will have the opportunity to drive impactful and complex features from inception to launch through design, implementation and collaboration.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline (OR) in place of 3+ years of internship in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline (OR) in place of 3+ years of industry engineering experience in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline

  • 5+ years of industry programming experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience shipping high-performance C++ or C#/Java code server software

  • In-depth understanding of distributed systems and/or Operating System internals is highly preferred.

  • Leading or managing high-performing engineering teams that work on system software, is preferred.


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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