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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Azure Application Platform and Serverless team is part of broader Azure organization with a mission to empower developers to quickly build and manage highly scalable distributed applications on Azure. The team is responsible for some of the most popular, highly paid and fastest growing Azure services like Azure App Service (WebApps), Azure Functions, Azure API Management, Azure Logic Apps and the recently announced Azure Static Web Apps. These services cater to thousands of developers across the globe to develop and manage Web, Mobile, API, Event-Driven and IoT applications. Besides serving a multitude of industry sectors, our platform hosts mission critical applications for many Fortune 500 companies.

We are looking for world-class system developers who can drive improvements to the fundamentals (performance, scale, availability) across our components and stacks. This requires a profound reach in technical depth and breadth and rich background in system and cloud development, e.g. experience from kernel-mode or networking driver development and debugging to cloud scale service architecting and development. There is plenty of big challenges, and we expect the candidate to collaborate well with other talented engineers to tackle them head-on, helping us win the race to be the best among the top competitors.

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science and Engineering or equivalent professional experience.
  • 10+ years experience in Software Engineering
  • Programming in C/C++/C#.
  • Experience in low level operating system programming (e.g. driver, kernel-mode)
  • Experience in developing cloud-scale services

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.

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

As a principal engineer on the team, the main responsibilities are the following:

  • Design and engineer foundational capabilities for App Service and Functions
  • Drive investigation and improvements to key metrics for the platform related to performance, scale, and availability.
  • Actively participate in the operations and Servicing responsibilities of App Service. This includes rotations on the on-call (DRI) for App Service, learn/understand/improve the processes involved for deployment and management, etc.
  • Mentor and grow junior engineers.

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond , Principal Software Engineer, Other , Redmond, Washington

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