PIE's Vision is to make it easy for everyone to create, consume,
and manage planetary-scale, reliable cloud production services and
infrastructure to achieve more. As a team, we bring together
significant and complementary capabilities with tooling,
infrastructure, monitoring and insights in new ways to increase our
perspective. Our diversity of knowledge and experience comes
together for the benefit of our users, our colleagues, our
business, and ourselves.
Microsoft has been a leading company in computing for decades.
We are a global operation, relied on by governments, utilities,
schools, and co-operatives to deliver the things they need to work,
In order to make this work for our customers, we need continual
effort to make that delivery reliable. In order to drive
reliability, we need you -- someone who already is, or is
interested in becoming, a Site Reliability Engineer (also known as
SREs are people who take engineering-based approaches to solve
operations problems: we like infrastructure, we like seeing how big
complicated things work, and most importantly, we gain great
satisfaction from making it better. We have backgrounds in lots of
things -- of course, Computer Science, System Administration,
Networking, Mathematics, and Engineering generally, but you can
also find folks who've worked in Physics, Chemistry, Biology,
Statistics, and even English.
SREs build, monitor, and maintain the systems and infrastructure
that ensure our customers can quickly access their data and run
workloads whenever and wherever they need to. We identify service
problems and areas for improvement, and we follow up by fixing
those problems. Our work is key to the success of many of the
Microsoft services you'll have heard of, and a number you haven't.
There are very few bits of Microsoft which aren't touched by SREs
in some way or other.
SREs come in two kinds: SRE-SWE (people with a software
engineering background), and SRE-SE (people with a systems
If you have experience managing scaled services within
government cloud offerrings, we're interested in talking with
- Bachelors in Computer Science / Engineering or 5+ years of
experience in software development.
- 3+ years of software development: automation-related
experiencevalued in particular.
- 3+ years of experience using scripting languages such as bash,
python, and PowerShell, or compiled languages such as C, C# and Go
are most relevant but others are acceptable.
- Awareness of, and ability to reason about, modern software &
systems architectures, including load-balancing, queueing, caching,
distributed systems failure modes generally, microservices, and so
- Associated troubleshooting skills, including the ability to
follow RPC call-chains across arbitrary network steps. Consequent
understanding of monitoring in distributed systems.
- Experience with working in a team, including co-ordinating
large projects, communicating well, and exercising initiative when
presented with problems.
- Generally speaking, practical experience running large scale
online systems is always an advantage.
Background Check Requirements:
Applicants must have the ability to meet Microsoft, customer,
and/or government security screening requirements required for this
role. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the
- Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification
of US Citizenship to meet federal government security
- The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government
Top Secret Security Clearance. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer
and/or government security screening requirements are required for
this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance
and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment
action up to and including termination.
- This role will require the successful candidate to maintain a
TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance.
- Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This successful candidate 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.
The scale of our operations is enormous. Microsoft's products
and services are overwhelmingly consumed online, and billions of
people use them every day. We need people who enjoy analyzing
complicated problems, coming up with creative solutions, working in
focused teams to build things no-one has thought of before, all in
the service of production reliability.
If you are excited by this type of challenge, and you love to
work in groups of people who are similarly excited, come join us.
We value the input of people who aren't afraid to be learning all
the time, who celebrate mistakes because they show the way forward,
and those who are happy to continuously improve. We strongly
believe that diverse experiences and backgrounds, and an
environment where everyone can feel safe to contribute their own
insights in a data-driven, objective, but the supportive way is the
key to making the best workplace possible, and the best workplace
makes the best products and services. Not only is it the smart
thing, it's the right thing.
We would like to talk to you if you:
- Are interested in distributed systems and working with
- Like to work in a fast-moving environment and you aren't afraid
to change things to make them better.
- Enjoy new technological challenges and solving hard
- Believe that a team working well together is truly smarter than
the single smartest person on that team.
- Aspire to grow as a person, as a teammate, and as an