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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 (Experiences and Devices), 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 (Operating Systems) and Windows. This portfolio impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

Would you like to learn about the inner workings of Azure Edge? Are you excited about jumping deep into various areas and composing a bigger picture? Microsoft is leading the way to extend Azure cloud services to sovereign, disconnected, edge, enterprise, and hybrid scenarios. Deploying hyperscale services into hybrid and disconnected clouds provides unique and innovative engineering challenges. If you are inspired by this cloud innovation, have the skills to build and support production grade services, and are looking for a dynamic and collaborative team environment, come talk to us!

To deliver on our vision, we are looking for a software engineer who is excited about the prospect of learning and diving into different areas, who will bring clarity to our designs and can methodically bring a plan into action. This is a unique opportunity that will heighten your knowledge of distributed systems and will give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes-look into the internals of Azure. We are looking for a motivated engineering leader who wants to solve interesting problems and lead the change across teams.


As a Software Engineer 2 on the team, you will help develop world-class services that power the Autonomous Edge platform and improve existing services. We are looking for solid developers with the passion to research new areas, write clean and optimal code, enhance coding standards, ship fast and be customer obsessed. We follow short, frequent release cycles with room for innovation in multiple areas. As a team, we welcome smart, motivated engineers, with a positive attitude and growth mindset, ready to translate ambiguity into concrete elegant deliverables that move the needle for the customer.


Required Qualifications:

  • A BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related discipline.

  • 3+ years of experience with C#, C++, Java or other object oriented programming experience

  • 3+ years of experience building reliable, distributed systems at scale

  • Excellent technical design, problem solving, and debugging skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Real passion for understanding key business problems and opportunities, and for setting and driving towards measurable goals

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and a great teammate.

  • Excellent collaboration and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to develop key partnerships

  • Great analytical skills, and high intellectual horsepower

  • JavaScript and jQuery experience is desirable

  • JSON/XML/YAML, REST, Web API experience would be useful

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 Background Check

This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.