Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II in Redmond, Washington
Are you excited about the possibility of changing the world with Big Data by working on the largest Object Storage service in the world? Come join the Azure Storage team in building Azure Data Lake Storage and revolutionize the way Cloud Storage supports Big Data!
The Azure Storage team is currently chartered with building, managing, and running the Persistent Cloud Storage for Microsoft Azure Cloud. Azure Storage consists of a Storage Platform which currently powers five different storage services – Azure Data Lake Storage, Blob Storage, Table Storage (NoSql Key Value store), Queue Storage, File Storage (SMB based File Storage) and Disk Storage. We are one of the foundational services in the Azure Cloud. This service hosts data from some of the largest companies in the world plus supports all of Microsoft’s largest online businesses including Teams, Xbox, One Drive and Bing, and has scaled to store exabytes of customer data with the roadmap looking even better in terms of growth. We have built a new foundational Storage service with ADLS (Azure Data Lake Storage) which is experiencing rapid growth of customer demand and new scenarios. In order to support this incredible growth, we must maintain excellent service reliability and engage customers and partners closely on an ongoing basis to do so. For this, we need software engineers with a focus on service reliability and top customer engagement, which this role is for.
You can read more about the Azure Storage Service architecture here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sosp-paper-windows-azure-storage-a-highly-available-cloud-storage-service-with-strong-consistency/
and about the current storage offerings here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/storage/
and watch an overview specifically about Azure Storage’s Hierarchical Namespace here: Building File System Semantics for an Exabyte Scale Object Storage System (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgcWkdTtlbI&list=PLH_ag5Km-YUY9kkdOYujfrdQjEIh83aNF&index=72&t=0s)
This position will require solving distributed systems scale and performance challenges both within Azure Data Lake Storage as well as end-to-end from customer Big Data & Analytics jobs (and related Azure services) all the way down through Storage. It will also require engaging top customers, including whale customers we are bringing on board, to help make them successful in bringing their workloads to run on Azure Data Lake Storage. This role focuses on service reliability, service quality initiatives, and pushing the bleeding-edge of Scale, Performance, and Reliability for Azure Data Lake Storage. Additionally, this role requires continuous learning and understanding of new features/capabilities going out for Azure Data Lake Storage, how customers will use those and build solutions with them, and doing Proof-of-Concept and technical work to put customer solutions together. The work for this position will cross many layers of the Azure Storage system and Azure as a whole, presenting unique engineering challenges for which we need top-notch talent.
This work will be leveraged by all Big Data and Analytics at Microsoft, which offers a unique opportunity to have a huge impact on customers and the world. Right now is an exciting time for the team as we are working on expanding the range of supported scenarios for the service while working on the next version architecture of the storage service to support the next 100X growth.
To be successful, you must thrive on solving problems related to data durability, availability and concurrency issues in a multi-tenant environment. You must have passion for distributed systems. You will be challenged on a daily basis as you support and build the largest storage solution Microsoft has.
• 2 years of building scalable system software and/or services in C/C++, C# or Java
• 3 years of Service Reliability Engineering or Support Engineering experience
• BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent industry experience
• Strong distributed systems knowledge
• Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills
• Top-notch customer engagement skills and willingness to work with top customers on resolving issues
• Solid collaboration and communication skills
• Hands on development experience including designing and writing code
• Big Data experience is a bonus (especially in the Hadoop and/or HPC ecosystem)
• Cloud Solution Architecture experience is a bonus
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.
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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .
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