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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer 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 and Windows. This portfolio impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

Have you ever wanted to work on complex technical challenges at a scale that spans all of Microsoft’s datacenters around the world?

Do you want to develop software that impact millions of customers and brings in billions of dollars of revenue?

If yes; consider the Metrics Infrastructure team!

Our team is a crucial part of Azure’s telemetry platform. We are responsible for continuing to push the ceiling of the reliability and scalability of Azure’s near-real-time telemetry and health system so that Microsoft operated services and countless customer services that are hosted on Azure have rapid and reliable insight into their behavior at scale.

We work at a startup pace, with the focus to ship early and often and with a culture around attention to detail, introspection, and accountability.

Our team fosters a collaborative environment and builds upon one-another's ideas, empowering engineers to deliver creative solutions through bottoms-up innovation and delivering world-class value at a rapid pace.

Our team develops:

  • Low latency data ingestion and processing capabilities.

  • Highly scalable and highly resilient microservices hosted in the cloud.

  • Availability indicators, monitoring and auto-mitigation software.


As a senior member of our team, you will lead design and code reviews across feature areas and participate in all stages of our engineering lifecycle (initial research and discovery, quick iteration on promising concepts, solution prototyping and development, deployment and live site support).

Developers in the team are expected to wear multiple hats and demonstrate breadth, depth, and leadership.

You will work with multiple partner teams and deploy across all Azure regions.

This position is for someone who is:

  • Passionate about distributed systems and planetary scale services.

  • Enjoys the challenge of pushing big data on near real-time latencies.

  • Looks to drive innovation within a product and become an industry leader.

  • Loves new technological challenges and excels at solving them.

  • Excels at identifying bottlenecks and engineering solutions for performance sensitive data pipelines.

  • Writes well-crafted, well-tested, readable and maintainable code.

  • Participates in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge.

  • Shares knowledge by giving brown bags, tech talks, and evangelizing appropriate tech and engineering best practices.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience programming in C#, C++ or other object-oriented programming languages.

  • 5+ years of professional experience developing scalable and reliable cloud services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong design, coding, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science/engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience.

  • Passion for customers and focus on delivering delightful customer experiences.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate across teams and ship production features in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience developing availability indicators, monitoring and auto-mitigation software.


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 ( .

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