Senior Software Engineer

Redmond, WA, United States

Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure & Operations (MCIO) team is chartered with supporting profitable growth of Microsoft’s Cloud business by optimizing the infrastructure capacity management. Cloud services enable a promise of elastic scale and infinite capacity. A key challenge in realizing this promise is to always know the ideal quantity of infrastructure resources (datacenters, power, racks, servers, network devices, bandwidth, IP addresses…) to carry - a hard problem, and employ near real-time mechanisms to achieve the planned resource utilization at scale - an even harder problem. We envision a dynamic, scalable and distributed system that will allow us to continuously model the planned quantity and automatically adjust the provisioning and consumption rate of cloud infrastructure resources. An ideal system will employ machine learning, change modelling, automation of business processes and logistics, real-time data collection and analysis, prioritization of resource allocations, and other techniques to efficiently deliver customer promise around infinite cloud resources.



We are looking for a Senior software engineer who is passionate about solving large business optimization problems at scale and develop a new class of services. If you are comfortable working in a start-up/v1 effort, enjoy incrementally marching to towards a well-defined long-term architecture, and are motivated by solving hard business process problems with technology then this could be the position for you.


Responsibilities Enumerate and document the business and engineering requirements for cloud infrastructure capacity planning and management. Enumerate at high level components that will be necessary to implement a scalable, highly available system to automate capacity management. Define templates, best practices, and automated quality gates necessary to ensure consistent implementation of components across team. Participate and drive architecture, design reviews for selected components.



• BS in Computer Science or equivalent, MS preferred

• 10+ years of experience leading design and development of software platforms dealing with large scale data collection, aggregation and analysis, with at least 5 years in distributed services



• Knowledge of various techniques to solve business problems at scale Proven track record of design and technical accomplishment

• Ability to quickly pick up existing concepts and employ new techniques

• Strong problem solving and communication skills



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, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.


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