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Principal Software Engineer Microsoft
Redmond, WA

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Are you passionate about world wide scale services, data processing and applications? Office 365 is the locomotive that is driving the growing Microsoft valuation, and critical to the future of the company. Substrate is the set of intelligent, high value services and compliant environment that is enabling the next generation of transformative end-user experiences for Office and the entire company. The Office 365 team has an opportunity for you get in on designing and building a core part of the stack.

* Proficiency in C# or C/C++, and strong design, implementation, and debugging skills; knowledge of scripting languages a plus
* Experience with distributed systems, performance analysis, databases, and/or large-scale data processing
* Strong communication skills (both written and oral)
* Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
* BS/BA in computer science, or equivalent in related technical experience
* Knowledge of email systems a plus.
* Experience with financial analysis a plus.

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

This position is for an Engineer on the Storage team to develop new features, improve performance and drive down costs of goods shipped (COGS) for the service. The service is a highly performing, distributed, highly available and resilient systems. This is a service that has to scale from a few thousands of very active users to millions of lightly active users so your skills in choosing the right data structures and algorithms will be challenged very heavily. Your responsibility will be to analyze, design and implement improvements to implement new features while reducing COGS and drive those changes across a big product group. The ideal candidate should have strong analytical, design, and development skills with depth in databases, storage, high performance data structures and algorithms and a passion for analyzing and improving performance - I/O, memory, CPU, concurrency. She/he should have a strong development background, excellent communication skills, and a strong foundation in Computer Science. Lastly, because the work is done indirectly on behalf of a giant team, skills in persuasion are key to success.

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