Senior Software Engineer
Redmond , Washington
October 20, 2017
The Azure IoT (Internet of Things) service team is looking for highly motivated and talented engineers to design and deliver platforms for the next generation IoT Compute Platform as a Service and Messaging platforms. Candidates will enable massive scale, stateful cloud applications that are self-managing and can be operated with ease in public or private datacenters around the world, enable secure interconnection for millions of devices to and from the cloud, develop distributed systems capable of scaling to millions of transactions per second at sub-second latencies.

In this team, your day to day job will involve working on solving some of the toughest and coolest challenges of distributed systems applied to the IoT domain. Examples:

• Building scalable systems and services for connecting
hundreds of millions of resource-constrained or special
purpose devices to Azure IoT service with distributed
messaging and compute systems tailored for IoT.
• Building scalable systems and services for managing hundreds
of millions of devices connected to Azure IoT including things
like managing state machines for these devices, storing the
device state in a massively scalable data store and supporting
complex queries over it, over-the-air firmware updates (think
Microsoft Update for devices) and much more.
• Building tools and capabilities to facilitate application lifecycle
operations like: upgrades with no downtime, rollback,
operational data collection, real-time monitoring, self-healing
and repair.
• Build systems that scale and perform in almost all dimensions
you can think of, e.g: o Scale to millions of transactions per
second, with multiple GB/s ingress and egress, while keeping
95 percentiles end to end latency at sub-second scale o Scale
to millions of concurrent network connections o Scale to
systems that run across thousands or tens of thousands of
machines o Scale to petabytes of stored information
• Build systems that enable or improve Geo-Redundancy and
Disaster Recovery
• Solve big integration ecosystem challenges, like: o Supporting
clients running on a wide variety of platforms, from embedded
devices, smartphones to traditional PCs. o Integrate with other
backend systems like: Azure Stream Analytics, Cosmos Lower
the COGs of our services on a day to day basis so that we can
pass those savings to our customers or improve our margins

We are looking for engineers with strong problem solving, design, coding and debugging skills, drive for execution and results, while delivering quality software for large scale projects. We value passion, creativity, desire to learn new complex technical areas, agility and accountability. You will be an important part of a team of highly motivated and talented individuals and this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, grow your career and influence the next generation of distributed systems platform for Microsoft.

A successful candidate will have:

• BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent engineering degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Solid CS fundamentals, fluent in multi-threaded, asynchronous
programming, strong inclination for architecting at scale
• Excellent technical design, problem solving and debugging
skills - Good written and oral communication skills

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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