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Software Engineer - Top Secret - CTJ - Microsoft Corporation
Elkridge, Maryland
Posted: Oct 26, 2021 05:43

Job Description

Do you want to be at the heart of cloud computing? Azure Compute is the core of our cloud platform and is growing incredibly fast. We build fault tolerant distributed systems on top of commodity datacenter hardware, to deliver an infrastructure for hosting customer applications. The platform provides millions of virtual machines for customers to run their workload in the cloud. We are a globally available foundational service that hosts other high scale services like Bing/Skype/SQL as well hosting millions of multiplayer gaming sessions and allow solving large computational problems in seconds.

We are looking for strong developers who have a penchant to learn and utilize their broad skill sets to produce great customer impact. If you love solving challenging problems, writing high quality code, worry about all the edge cases, we want to talk to you. If you have experience designing and implementing large scale distributed, highly available services, that would be a huge plus. Join the Azure Compute team and contribute to the backbone of Microsoft Cloud. Help us innovate and grow the cloud further!

We have numerous exciting opportunities at different levels across different areas to grow the capabilities and scale of our platform by orders of magnitude. The engineers have opportunity to do deep distributed systems development while also being able to influence scenarios and work with customers. We work at a fast pace with a focus on shipping early and iterating. Our team fosters collaborative environment and builds upon each other's ideas, to deliver world-class customer value at a rapid pace. We empower engineers to deliver creative solutions through bottoms-up innovation. This is a fun environment and a great opportunity to work on something highly strategic to Microsoft and extremely relevant in the industry.


In the team, our day-to-day job involves working on some of the toughest and coolest distributed challenges like:

  • Expected to participate in rotation for being available to troubleshoot issues for ad-hoc service escalations with the rest of the team.

  • Supports customer and other Azure services (PaaS and SaaS) and with highly available computing

  • Develop software and procedures to automate manual error prone tasks and validate configurations of builds that could lead service outages

  • Contribute and exercise business continuity and disaster recovery plans and procedures


Clearance Qualifications

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:

  • 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

Job Qualifications

A successful candidate will have:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science (or equivalent industry experience)

  • Solid CS fundamentals, fluent in multi-threaded, asynchronous programming, strong inclination for architecting at scale

  • 2+ years of software development experience using C#, Java, C++, or C

  • 1+ year engineering, consulting, systems or IT experience

  • Demonstrated problem solving, coding and debugging skills

  • Ability to debug and optimize code, and automate routine tasks

  • Excellence in software engineering practices and coding

  • Experience with multi-threaded/parallel programming would be a plus

  • Experience building and operating scalable distributed systems would be a huge plus

  • Excellent technical design, problem solving and debugging skills.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Strong understanding of networking, TCP/IP (approximate CCNA equivalent or stronger) and HTTP

  • Strong knowledge of switching and routing hardware and protocols

  • Experience with multi-tiered service relationships (eg: web server, database server, transaction server)

  • Specializations like SQL, PKI or Zookeeper are a bonus

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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Microsoft Corporation

Elkridge, Maryland