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Microsoft Corporation Sr Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

At Microsoft, our cloud services' infrastructure supports more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses around the world every day. We opened our first data center in 1989 and since then we have invested over $15 billion in our cloud infrastructure to support the growing customer demand for our cloud services. Do you want to be at the center of the next largest IT industry? Are you looking to enhance your expertise and grow within a dynamic team of world-leading cloud professionals? If so, then you are looking in the right place!

We in the Cloud Hardware and Infrastructure Engineering (CHIE) team within Azure are responsible for the definition, design, development, and support of the cloud focused hardware that is delivered into Microsoft Datacenters.

In the CHIE Hardware Health Service development team, you will design and implement global scalable cloud services to monitor the fleet’s hardware health and predict anomalies and pending failures. You will be an integral member of the extended team that ensures customers are not impacted by unreliable hardware and drive down TCO. You will partner with internal engineering teams and external partners to ensure highly available, fully secure, accurate and actionable results based on hardware health signals, policies, and predictive analytics.

We are looking for a highly motivated Software Engineer with a track record in Cloud Service development to come help us light up innovative end-to-end solutions that powers Azure and make our world-class cloud infrastructure even better.

To be successful in this role, you must have a great track record of customer compassion, an engineering mindset, an innate aptitude for agility, and technical excellence in software engineering.



  • Design, develop and operate large scale, low latency and high throughput cloud services.

  • Work on highly complex and mission critical solutions that involve multiple Azure Services.

  • Participate in on call coverage rotation, troubleshoot application issue and apply mitigations.

  • Drive continuous improvement on service quality and cogs efficiency.

  • Be part of the design of V. Next architecture for Cloud infrastructure services, focusing on strategic customer support scenarios.

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



  • 7+ years’ experience with services and live site.

  • 5+ years’ experience of shipping cloud services and having been through at least one development cycle.

Desired experience:

  • Strong design and coding skills, quick learning abilities, and confidence to ship reliable software.

  • Experience working in collaborative teams and cross-group efforts.

  • Development of cloud infrastructure services or services that have demonstrated high ratings on core fundamentals.

  • Understanding of hardware and devices, or familiarity with OS health and error reporting.

  • High tolerance to ambiguity and ability make progress when situations are in flux.


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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