Software Development Engineer II


Redmond, WA, USA Remote

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Feb 14

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Welcome to Microsoft Azure Storage - a super scalable, distributed, ubiquitously accessible cloud storage system. Designed to scale and serve the data storage needs of entire world. We've had a tremendous hockey-stick growth with many Exabytes of data stored.


A distributed system this large requires hyper-scale infrastructure to support the needs a global service. Infrastructure that can scale to do millions of machine updates each week as we rollout new software and configurations to a smart data analytics platform that can predict new capacity needs for a fast growing business. Infrastructure that can anticipate unique customer workload needs and validating that our services can meet the demanding scale to building high throughput billing systems that powers our multi-billion dollar business. Come find your place in powering the cloud!


  • Design, implement, test and document infrastructure for Azure Storage configuration deployments (using C#).
  • Improve existing design and code, find solutions to complex problems in a highly scalable distributed environment.
  • Mentor junior team members, improve our engineering processes, drive adoption of industry best practices.
  • Participate in service live-site, measure, monitor and improve performance & stability of the team’s services.
  • Obsess over providing the best possible experience to our customers, internal and external.
  • Work well with others and be a positive influence on the team.


  • Passion for large scale distributed systems
  • 3+ years of experience in developing with C#/Windows
  • Experience with multi-threaded/parallel programming and building scalable, distributed services
  • Excellence in software engineering practices, coding and solid foundation in data structures, algorithms with strong testing, debugging and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to plan, schedule and deliver quality software
  • BS+/BE+ in computer science or related fields


Security Clearance Requirements: Candidates must be able 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.


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 full scope polygraph) clearance.


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


Candidates selected for this position must comply with Federal Executive Order 14042 mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors receive the COVID-19 vaccine by being fully vaccinated before their date of hire, or work with Microsoft to receive an approved religious or medical accommodation.



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.



Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away

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