Software Engineer

Redmond, WA, United States

We are the Azure Data teams part of the C+E Azure organization. Azure 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 analytics/storage/indexing systems, 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. Our code runs on hundreds of thousands of machines!


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 are 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 the Azure Data team! 


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline or in place of 3+ years of internship or 3+ years of industry software engineering experience
• 1+ years of professional development experience in C
OR C++

Preferred Qualifications:

• 2+ years of experience in developing and shipping complex software systems. 
• Great design and problem-solving skills, with a strong passion for performance analysis, quality and engineering excellence at scale. Great curiosity and willingness to question.
• Solve problems by always leading with deep passion and empathy for customers. Get excited by the challenge of hard technical problems. 
• Prior experience with designing and shipping highly scalable services is a plus. 
• Have a deep desire to work collaboratively, solve problems with groups, find win/win solutions and celebrate successes. 
• Our code runs on hundreds of thousands of machines in multiple continents. Knowledge in distributed systems, including high-performance distributed storage, databases or networking is a plus. 

  • Experience in high performant, lock-free, native programming in distributed systems is a major plus
  • Experience in database internals (e.g., B+-trees, query optimization) a major plus
  • Experience in leveraging hardware capabilities such as SIMD is a major plus


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter. 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


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