Software Engineer II - Azure

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:

- Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

- Candidates must have an active TS and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph) or have an active TS/SCI and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph). This role will require candidates to maintain the TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance.

- Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Are you passionate about cloud computing and building services from the ground up using cutting edge technologies? If so, we have your next position! This position is for someone who is: Passionate about distributed systems and building high scale services, likes to work in an agile development team that iterates rapidly (at least weekly deployments), Loves new technological challenges and excels at solving them? Passionate about making better software and continuously improving the development process. Quality of service (QoS) is paramount as we continue to make deep investment in Microsoft Azure and its expanding customer base who rely on our services to run their diverse businesses. Availability, reliability, and performance are all key differentiators that customers demand and expect in cloud services when choosing a provider. We are investing in technology for an extensible platform enabling compliant management of production services and resources. This platform allows you to plug in live site operations to Azure’s authorization and auditing system to ensure safe and secure control of Azure services. In addition, services can choose to expose selected operations to support operations teams to enable faster resolution of customer issues within services. Proper controls on production access are critical to having a safe, secure, and complaint cloud for Azure customers.

The team is agile with everyone in the team sharing the fundamentally belief of iterating rapidly to meet customer demands with each service deploying at least once a week. As a member of our team, you will participate in all stages of our engineering lifecycle - from initial research and discovery, quick iteration on promising concepts, solution prototyping and development, all the way through successful service roll out and LiveSite support. Developers in the team can wear multiple hats and demonstrate breadth, depth, and leadership.

Required Qualifications:
3+ years’ experience using programming language such as Java, C#, or C++.

Desired Qualifications:
Solid design and coding skills with a bias for architecture at scale.
Experience creating, developing, delivering, deploying, maintaining online services.
Willingness to work in an on-call schedule.
Knowledge of Microsoft Azure, AWS or similar cloud computing platforms.
Prior experience working on C# or building applications on Service Fabric.
Genuine interest in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
Extensive knowledge and experience designing for operability.
Ability to debug and optimize code, and automate routine tasks.

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, ethnicity, 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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