Microsoft - Reston, VA (30+ days ago)4.2

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:

Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
Candidates must have an active TS and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph) or have an active TS/SCI and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph). This role will require candidates to maintain the TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance.
Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Do you want to be at the heart of cloud computing? Azure Compute is the core of our cloud platform and is growing incredibly fast. We build fault tolerant distributed systems on top of commodity datacenter hardware, to deliver an infrastructure for hosting customer applications. The platform provides millions of virtual machines for customers to run their workload in the cloud. We are a globally available foundational service that hosts other high scale services like Bing/Skype/SQL as well hosting millions of multiplayer gaming sessions and allow solving large computational problems in seconds.

We have numerous exciting opportunities across different areas to engineer and operate the Azure cloud, as our platform grows by orders of magnitude. Our engineers have opportunity to contribute to distributed systems development while also being able to influence scenarios and work with customers. Our team fosters collaborative environment and builds upon one-another's ideas, to deliver world-class customer value at a rapid pace. This is a fun environment and a fantastic opportunity to work on something highly strategic to Microsoft and extremely relevant in the industry.

The right candidate for this role (is):
Highly motivated, self-starter who thrives in a bottoms-up, fast-paced, deeply technical environment
Passionate about distributed systems and working with highly scalable services
Likes to debug and troubleshoot across complex systems to identify problems and fix them
Enjoys new technological challenges and is motivated to solve them
Excited about making better software and continuously improving the development, integration, and deployment processes
Effective collaborator experienced in creating technical partnerships across teams
Obsessed with customers and helping them be successful


In this role, your responsibilities include:
Design, develop, and deliver the required software engineering for new capabilities in Azure
Proactively identify and reduce issues through design, testing, and implementation of software solutions
Be part of a Dev-Ops team that handles any deployment, availability, reliability, performance issues as well as any customer escalations.
Drive efficiencies through software improvement and root cause analysis resulting in service delivery, maturity, and scalability
Work within a highly skilled team of engineers to deliver revolutionary improvements to the cloud
Azure is growing incredibly fast and we would love for you to join us in our mission to delight customers and to build and operate Azure at an extremely high quality.


A successful candidate will have:
2+ years of software engineering or systems experience
BA/BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline, or in place of 4-year degree, an equivalent industry internship or industry software engineering experience
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
Familiarity with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, PowerShell

Ability and eagerness to work across and partner with multiple engineering teams to achieve business goals

Experience building distributed systems and highly scalable and available software

Experience leveraging cloud architecture, applying site reliability principles, and/or demonstrating sensitivity to operational concerns

Demonstrated ability to debug, fix, and optimize code

Full-stack troubleshooting skills across network, application, hardware, management fabric, and distributed services layers

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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