Principal Software Engineer

Redmond, WA, United States

Are you passionate about building scalable cloud services?  Are you looking for the chance to use your skills to define the next generation of connected devices?


Our team develops Azure Sphere, the newly announced Microsoft solution for highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) devices.  We work in small, collaborative groups in Microsoft's AI & Research Division to build the massively scalable cloud services that run non-stop around the globe to guard the integrity of every Azure Sphere device.


Come join us!  Team members have unparalleled opportunity to rapidly learn new skill sets, build pioneering solutions, and get exposure to a wide array of technologies.  To learn more about this exciting new project, please visit


  • Architect, design, and implement V1 backend cloud services in collaboration with teammates.
  • Design services with a strong focus on high availability and scalability, robustness, and observability.
  • Grow and mentor junior developers.
  • Build software prototypes and conduct experiments to evaluate alternative architectures.
  • Take end-to-end responsibility for the development, observability, quality, testing, and production readiness of the services you build.



  • 7 or more years of software design and development experience.
  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or computer engineering, OR an additional 4 years work experience.
  • 3 or more years of experience designing, developing, and shipping large-scale backend cloud services.
  • Experience developing production code in C# or Java.



  • Experience building and shipping backend services on Azure's cloud infrastructure.
  • 3 or more years of experience developing production code in C#.
  • Proven experience working through the full product cycle from initial design to final product.
  • Passion for quality with experience designing and implementing automated tests, including unit tests, integration tests, and performance tests.

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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