This role may be based in Redmond, WA or Reston, VA.
Azure Edge + Platform brings together Edge platforms, devices,
and services to deliver Edge solutions, operating systems, and
engineering systems. Driven by its customers' needs, Azure Edge +
Platform seeks to accelerate growth for Azure, E&D, and
Microsoft's customers worldwide.
The organization's portfolio spans the Cloud Edge Stack, Azure
Engineering Systems, Azure Media Services - for end-to-end media
workflow and analytics - and Microsoft's Operating Systems
including the Azure Host OS and Windows. This portfolio
impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly
We are the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) team, a brand-new Azure
service. Our history is in Remote Desktop, a mature and strategic
business for Microsoft supporting thousands of enterprise customers
and SMBs with app and desktop virtualization technology (VDI). With
WVD, we are developing a core set of scalable and distributed Azure
services that are changing the computing landscape instantly
delivering rich applications and desktops experiences to any user
on any device from Azure's global footprint.
Our team, at its core, values individual creativity and passion
and is a place where we expect every developer to continually grow
both technically, and personally. We value people who can bring a
diverse perspective to our product and where a developer will not
just write code but will have a real meaningful impact on the
direction of the product and which features to build.
We are building a team where diversity of thought and background
is valued as strongly as technical skills, and where everyone is
encouraged to come up with innovative ideas to make our customers'
lives better. Curiosity, creativity and versatility are strongly
valued. But successful candidates will also need to demonstrate an
ability to deliver viable solutions that can run efficiently and
reliably in large, distributed computing environments. Given the
broad range of technologies we use, all candidates should expect to
grow and learn a lot with our team.
BS in Computer Science or 2 years of equivalent IT work
1 or more years of experience as a software engineer, coding an
object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, or C++
Experience in developing and owning production quality, scalable
software services and/or Big Data ingestion and processing
Experience designing / building / shipping / debugging
production quality software services
Experience in designing, building, and trouble-shooting
large-scale distributed systems
Great design and problem-solving skills, with a strong bias for
quality and engineering excellence
Demonstrable ability to own and deliver projects and results of
increasing technical complexity
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
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.
Clearance Verification: This position requires successful
verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal
government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide
clearance verification information prior to an offer of
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 an engineer on the remote desktop team, you will work on the
next generation of Remote Desktop services that are built for both
cloud and on-prem deployments. The work will involve writing new
features, improving security, performance, reliability and scale of
the system. You will work on integrating our services with other
Azure services. As features are developed, you will implement
diagnostics for enterprise admins to diagnose problems. You will
also be responsible to add telemetry to know the adoption of the
features and its issues. You will sometimes be working directly
with customers to resolve their issues.