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Software Engineer II

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Azure is Microsoft's central cloud infrastructure hosting both our public cloud offerings as well as a vast number of Microsoft-internal cloud scale services. Cloud computing is a highly competitive and rapidly growing market, and it is Azure's aim to be an industry leader in all relevant aspects and dimensions across its platform and services. Within Azure, the Azure Compute team is the core infrastructure team responsible for hosting VMs, containers, and other workloads.

One of the fundamental core disciplines in cloud computing is capacity management. Capacity management needs to ensure that on the one hand, there is sufficient capacity across all regions, allocation domains, and hardware infrastructure to meet all customer demand; while on the other hand ensuring that capacity is provisioned efficiently thereby avoiding overspending and COGS/CAPEX impact. At the scale of Azure's business, managing this trade-off across the entire Azure Compute fleet is an enormously complex and challenging task, where improvements can make the difference between customer allocation failures on the one hand, and gargantuan savings on the other.

The Azure Compute Capacity and Efficiency (AC2E) team is the team in Azure Compute tasked with managing all aspects of capacity and efficiency management across the fleet. Our primary task is to provide a fully automated and highly optimized tracking and management system. This system - of which CMAS (Capacity Management Automation System) is a core piece - uses numerous state-of-the-art algorithms. We use artificial intelligence to automatically predict capacity risk and execute the correct mitigation actions directly into the Azure Compute platform.

As a member of our team, you will work closely with our engineers, program managers, and data scientists across the different platform teams within Azure Compute as well as our partners in capacity planning. You will formulate the business problems, and drive solutions end-to-end from design to production. You will also be involved in strategic decision making within Azure Compute for all feature work that impacts capacity and efficiency.

The value of your work will be reflected as improvements to the Azure platform, Azure service capacity fulfillment rate, customer satisfaction, and various efficiency metrics, including COGS reduction. Our team is a balanced team of data science and development engineers, and we work very closely with our partners in the program management team. We heavily engage in using state-of-the-art data science/applied statistical techniques like anomaly detection, machine learning, and experimentation methodologies, and if you are interested in such techniques and their applications to highly-complex real-world problems, you will fit right into our team. Collectively, we deliver world-class innovation.

Basic Qualifications

  • 1+ years of hands-on industry experience working on cloud infrastructure-related problems.
  • 1+ years of experience working across the boundary between data science and software engineering.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent technical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong programming skills (esp. related to data technologies like Python, PERL, Java, C#, etc.), and proficiency with relational databases.
  • Good understanding of a modern state-of-the-art cloud platform, and related technologies.
  • Experience collaborating across organizational boundaries and delivering great results.
  • Experience in software development, analytics, and online service development.

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.

  • Design new tools and processes to enable better data modeling, analysis, and experimentation for capacity across Azure.
  • Understand platform capacity constraints and work with teams across Azure to improve capacity manageability and efficiency.
  • Build models, simulations, scalable and automated analytical systems and data mining frameworks to derive profound insights into the Azure Compute platform and its efficiency and capacity.
  • Drive improvements to the product design and architecture, leading to increased customer satisfaction
  • Lead and collaborate with experts from across the company to advance capacity management, capacity planning, and efficiency.
  • Contribute to the team culture and apply best practices in your day to day work.

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

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