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Microsoft Corporation SOFTWARE ENGINEER 2 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, Windows, and Linux. This portfolio impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

Linux Systems Group (LSG), a part of Azure Edge + Platform, is looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our team to validate and improve Linux based solution quality and performance. If you are interested in working on Linux or open source projects at Microsoft, this is the job for you!


Our team plays a key leadership role in Azure by driving Linux and open source technologies, solutions and strategy. In this role, you will work closely with both internal and external customers, coordinate design and coding across multiple live projects, and partner with independent teams in disparate geographic locations. You will work closely with open source projects such as Linux, representing Microsoft as a strong community partner and contributor. You will be working on research and development in cutting edge accelerations and optimizations to power future public and private clouds. You will define and push the limits of innovative technologies -- working with the latest hardware, the largest servers, and even larger datacenters.


Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of software dev/test experience with at least 2 years in working on Linux/Open Source projects.

  • 2+ years of experience in developing software with C, and/or Python.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in working with Azure DevOps.

  • Experience in software test automation with PowerShell, Python, and/or Linux bash.

  • Strong aptitude in developing, debugging, and validating software products.

  • Development of open source applications on both Linux and Windows platforms.

  • Test and ensure the quality of Linux kernel and distros; and experience in troubleshooting and tuning Linux system performance.

  • Good quality sense and passionate in supporting customers.

  • Technical passion, terrific problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently

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 Screen: 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 at .

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