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Principal Software Engineer - Microsoft - Redmond, WA

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Company: Microsoft

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The vision for the Azure Special Capabilities (within Azure Engineering) is investing in advanced scenarios across communications including satellite, 5G and other mediums, critical infrastructure, emulations and silicon development tools.    As a team, we bring together significant and complementary capabilities with tooling, infrastructure, advanced technologies and insights in new ways to increase platform capabilities.


Our diversity of knowledge and experience comes together for the benefit of our users, our colleagues, our business, and ourselves. The organization embraces diversity and the concept of team. We enjoy great challenges, collaboration and seeing our customers succeed and our platform evolve.  We have a start-up and growth mind-set and are deeply passionate about our customers and our architectural standards.  We are also a lot of fun!


In this Software Engineering role, you will design and implement cloud and edge platforms solutions that enable our customers to use Azure to further their mission.   




  • Solution software development with a high degree of focus on quality code, innovation and strong communications through documentation.
  • Architecting and implementing solutions that push the platform through engagement with Microsoft’s most important customers or by developing canonical reference applications derived from customer scenarios.
  • Identifying solution patterns, gaps, whitespace, limits and adoption barriers and driving feedback into the engineering teams to fuel the continued evolution of our cloud platform
  • Working on both hybrid and native cloud solutions across a broad range of cloud infrastructure


Working directly with both customer and engineering leaders alike, this technical role presents a robust opportunity to have a tangible impact on our cloud products and advance product strategy, as well as fuel our customers’ success.  Intentional collaboration is a must in this role.  This role will be based in Redmond or Reston with travel required around 15 to 20%.




Preferred Qualifications


  • 7+ years system software development
  • 3+ years of experience in building/shipping cloud-based products and services
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and implementing cloud-based solutions (Cloud Native and Cloud Edge)
  • Excellent at interfacing with customers on-site, and a strong desire to help them succeed
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a technology-focused or Engineering-related discipline
  • Deep technical knowledge of Azure cloud architecture and services (PaaS/IaaS), or similar experience with AWS/GCP
  • Familiarity with relevant languages/tools, such Open Source, C, C++ or C# as well as Python
  • Hands-on experience implementing various application/solution migration strategies (i.e. on-premise datacenters to public clouds)
  • Worked on solutions built for cloud scale and resiliency
  • A positive team player focused on conscious collaboration and customer obsession
  • Aptitude and hunger to learn and adapt to the ever-changing cloud technologies
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills (e.g. knowing your audience and adjusting accordingly), articulating with courage and conviction


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: 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.


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