Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II in Redmond, Washington

We are the Azure Big Data teams part of the C+E Azure organization. Azure Big data teams present interesting challenges in technologies such as big-data, cloud, storage and open-source. We build reliable, highly scalable and highly performing distributed systems for data analytics on Azure. We work with various open-source technologies like Hadoop, Yarn, etc., and make contributions to these technologies. We are creating a planetary scale storage system, which can scale to Exabyte of data (yes, that’s 18+ digits!). Azure services is building next generation globally distributed, elastic scale, multi-model cloud database services. It is designed to enable developers to build planet-scale applications. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a very agile team, take on hard distributed system problems and ship high impact features at a rapid pace.

As an engineer, you have an opportunity to work on the latest technology in compute and container hosting to build a massively scalable unified cloud service framework, get to work on heterogeneous transport protocols, apply innovative algorithms for solving placement and load balancing problems at scale.

We need collaborative developers who can think big, deliver on those big challenges, and along the way, change the world. We’re looking for engineers to build them from the ground up. Want to change the world with data and large-scale distributed systems? Do you want to solve challenges that you didn’t even know existed until you get to a large size? Come join us on delivering highly performant Azure big data platform at planet scale!

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of software development experience in C++/Java

  • 1+ years’ experience in distributed systems, including high-performance distributed storage and networking

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics or Physics or Engineering or Computer Engineering Experience in distributed systems, TDD development, and multi-threaded programming is strongly preferred

  • Not intimidated by debugging across thousands of PCs

  • Working knowledge with Windows Azure Storage and its performance characteristics

  • Great design and problem-solving skills, with a strong bias for quality and engineering excellence at scale.

  • Demonstrated experience shipping products - on time, no bugs

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

Development (engineering)