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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II in Reston, Virginia

Do you want to work on the cutting edge of distributed systems and high scale storage? Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project and make a difference to the US government and country? Azure Storage is a foundational part of Azure and is entrusted with storing exabytes of data for everything from the virtual hard disks that back Azure Virtual Machines to customer blobs to SQL Server databases to OneDrive content, all while providing industry leading availability and durability for that data.

We are recruiting a Software Engineer II to join the East coast Storage Table team, the group responsible for the layer which provides the data model for the different types of objects stored, the logic and semantics to process the different types of objects, the massively scalable namespace for the objects, the load balancing to access objects across the available partition servers, and the transaction ordering and strong consistency for access to those objects. This employee will collaborate across Azure engineering teams in multiple geographic locations to create new features, enhance existing ones, and help drive production incidents to swift resolution.

If you’d like to work on one of the largest storage systems on the planet, solving the hard problems that come with high scale, rapid growth, and continued innovations, this could be the role for you. We empower organizations around the globe to utilize Microsoft cloud services to transform their products, services, and processes with data and insights. We do more so that our customer s can do more.


  • Participate in the design,implementation,and executionofa variety ofStoragefeatures.

  • Ensuresoftwarechanges improve quality, performance, and reliabilityof the system.

  • Participate in code reviews for other team members.

  • Participate in On Call rotations to support live site and drive engineered solutions to improve customer experiences.

  • Learn with the team and adopt relevant new technologies, tools,methods,and processes.


Required Qualifications

  • 4+ yearsofprofessional software developmentexperience.

  • B.S.in Computer Science or Engineeringor equivalent industry experience; higher degrees are welcomed.

  • Passionate about writing code andproficiency inC#, C++, Java, or otherobject-oriented programminglanguages.

  • Demonstrated problem solving, coding, and debugging skills.

  • DevOps experience working withgitand systems like GitHub, Azure DevOps,orGitLab.

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)anda desire to collaborateacross teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with distributed systems and services in the cloud.

  • Expertise inmulti-threaded/parallel programming.

  • Proven ability troubleshooting complex technical issues for running online services in remote datacenters.

  • Experience with PowerShell or other scripting languages.

  • A strong background in data structures, algorithms, and analysis of algorithm complexity.

  • Experienceplanning,scheduling,and deliveringquality software.

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

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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