Software Engineer II - CTJ

Reston, VA, United States
Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
Open jobs

Microsoft bets on Artificial Intelligence as the next growth opportunity for the company. Bing, Cortana, Office 365 and MS Research are in the forefront in applying Deep Learning to Natural Language Processing, Speech and Image recognition.


The AI Infrastructure team is delivering next generation Deep Learning infrastructure, to the world, so that data scientists can enrich their target customers experience with the magic of AI.


As a team, we adopt a culture of meritocracy, bias towards taking big risks and failing fast, and value hacking together. You will join a team of talented engineers who love solving hard problems, embrace open source and actively participate and contribute back to Open Source communities.


If you are a hard-core developer who is passionate about Infrastructure development, you should join us.


As part of the core team, you will be dealing with multi-tenancy, reliability, gang scheduling at scale, allocation of thousands of resources, work graphs, data encryption and transfer, security (to name a few) and other aspects of distributed computing. You will contribute to the design and implementation of the core Azure AI Training Service. We value passion, creativity, and desire to learn new complex technical areas, agility and accountability.


We are looking for motivated, result-oriented and collaborative people who have a drive for results.

As a member of the team, you will participate in proposing and developing innovative solutions that span across multiple layers of technologies. You will be responsible for fully understanding requirements and providing solutions that match the needs.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience is required.
  • Expertise in C#, Java, Scala, C++ or Python
  • Solid Computer Science fundamentals, fluent in multi-threaded programming, Strong experience/inclination for architecting at scale
  • Experience with distributed systems design and implementation, especially microservices architecture, and experience with cluster scheduling technologies like Hadoop Yarn, Kubernetes, Fleet, etc is a plus

Security Clearance Requirements:

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


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.


Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.



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