Senior Software Engineer

We are the team responsible to provide C++ native, high-available, fully transactional in-memory database engine for several Azure Data Lake services. If you are interested in high performant, lock-free, native programming in distributed systems, come work with us. We are part of the Azure Big Data teams which is part of the C+E Azure organization. Azure Big data teams present interesting challenges in technologies such as big-data, cloud, storage and open-source. We build reliable, highly scalable and highly performing distributed systems for data analytics on Azure. We work with various open-source technologies like Hadoop, Yarn, etc., and make contributions to these technologies. We are creating a planetary scale storage system, which can scale to Exabyte of data (yes, that’s 18+ digits!). Azure services is building next generation globally distributed, elastic scale, multi-model cloud database services. It is designed to enable developers to build planet-scale applications. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a very agile team, take on hard distributed system problems and ship high impact features at a rapid pace.

As an engineer, you have an opportunity to work on the latest technology in compute and container hosting to build a massively scalable unified cloud service framework, get to work on heterogeneous transport protocols, apply innovative algorithms for solving placement and load balancing problems at scale. We need collaborative developers who can think big, deliver on those big challenges, and along the way, change the world. We’re looking for engineers that are concerned about performance, scalability and high availability. Want to change the world with data and large-scale distributed systems? Do you want to solve challenges that you didn’t even know existed until you get to a large size? Come join us on the Azure Big data team!

This Job is eligible for the following work arrangements: Flex Time

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or IT related technical discipline or in place of 3+ years of internship or 3+ years of industry software engineering experience
- 3+ years of programming code in C++ OR object oriented programming

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in writing backend services
- 3+ years of programming implementation experience
- Experience in database systems: SQL or No-SQL
- Experience in performance profiling
- Great curiosity and willingness to question
- High enthusiasm, integrity, ingenuity, results-orientation, self-motivation, and resourcefulness in a fast-paced competitive environment.
- Love the next problem, the next experiment, the next partner
- Have a deep desire to work collaboratively, solve problems with groups, find win/win solutions and celebrate successes
- Get excited by the challenge of hard technical problems
- Solve problems by always leading with deep passion and empathy for customers

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.

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