Principal Software Engineer

Are you passionate about security, cloud services, and enterprise-grade systems? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and innovative team delivering a V1 Azure service powering the first generation of hybrid storage technologies? Then this opportunity is for you!

Azure Storage is looking for talented developers who can drive the design, implementation, and validation of hybrid enterprise storage solutions that combine the power of Azure and Windows Server to provide world-class security, privacy, reliability, and performance in a cloud-first, mobile-first world.

You will be in charge with driving innovation in key areas of a service that makes customers’ data available wherever it is needed by applications and end-users: in branch offices, public and private clouds, client devices etc.

Specific responsibilities include driving the Security pillar of the service (security of Azure services is a fundamental table stake, and you will have the opportunity to contribute to this complex and evolving area) as well as architectural design and implementation of other service fundamentals.

You will have an opportunity to research and propose solutions to ambiguous problems, evaluate multiple design options, make hard trade-offs, drive v-teams, implement solid and efficient code, and work cross-group with our partners in Azure and Windows. You will also interact with security experts across the company and impact the security of related services as part of a larger drive to get the Microsoft cloud secure.

Basic Qualifications:
• 7 years of experience in developing commercial software in C/C++/C#/.Net

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in development of cloud services
• Storage and file systems experience
• Azure and Windows knowledge
• Security expertise


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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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