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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s next generation globally distributed, massively scalable, multi-model cloud database service. It is designed to enable developers to build planet-scale applications. Azure Cosmos DB is one of the fastest growing Azure services. Joining the Azure Cosmos DB team is a fantastic opportunity to work with highly talented engineers operating like a startup, and to deliver on our next set of big challenges.


We are providing the world a scalable fault tolerant world-wide replicated database and massive scale compute. These systems are used solve the toughest financial, IoT, warehousing, AI and state-management problems along with many other solution areas such as gaming. These solutions capture the needs of the hobbyist developer to the Fortune 500 companies.

We are looking for highly motivated and self-driven individuals who are passionate in the areas of Database Storage, Indexing and Graph databases .

This is an amazing opportunity to build and shape the future of a Knowledge Graph offering over Cosmos DB. We are building the technology from ground up that does not exist today.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in a quantitative or computational field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Machine Learning or Mathematics or Physics or IT related technical discipline with 8+ years of industry software engineering experience

  • 2+ years of industry or academic experience in prototyping and building Knowledge Graphs or Graph Database development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of machine learning as applied to Knowledge Graphs such as Graph Embeddings and Graph Neural Networks.

  • Proficiency in machine learning frameworks like scikit-learn and deep learning frameworks like Pytorch, Tensorflow, or Keras. Experience with large scale machine learning models and systems.

  • Experience with developing and maintaining ontologies.

  • Experience with temporal knowledge graphs.

  • Experience in a wide variety of Natural Language Processing techniques.

  • Record of publications in reputed journals/conferences

  • Strong customer passion, accountability and drive who can take initiative and accomplish big goals.

  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a can-do attitude: Self-starter, project finisher and adaptable

  • Great communicator, able to analyze and clearly articulate complex issues and technologies understandably and engagingly.

  • Strong design and problem-solving skills, with a bias for designing at scale.

  • Hands-on experience at shipping a large scale, commercial, online-software solutions.


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. 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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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