Be at the center of the cloud revolution with the team that started it all. Azure Compute team is the "kernel" of Microsoft's Cloud OS. We are focused on providing an efficient system for distributed resource allocation and deployment while maintaining a scalable on-demand application hosting environment.
The compute team is looking for a strong Software Development Engineer (level flexible) to work on the next generation of enhancements to our stack to provide extremely reliable and fast on-demand compute instances irrespective of the size and scale of the service (multiple orders of magnitude faster and reliable than today). We are working on architectural and structural improvements across the entire Azure Core stack (Azure Compute, Azure OS, Azure Networking etc).
* Strong design and development experience that includes development in C#/ C++ and with distributed programming models
* Passion in designing and building very large-scale distributed systems
* 1+ years of software development experience in a product group
* Demonstrated problem solving and debugging skills
* The ability to multi-task while balancing short term and long-term needs is essential.
* Ability to learn and grasps concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment is critical to success
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent is required
* Experience with online services is a big plus
Windows Azure is a big bet for Microsoft, and we are taking big bets of our own in the compute team. If you're interested in attacking hard technical problems and driving innovation in an area that has huge potential for impact on the company's future, then this is THE position for you.
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:
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The team in working on a few different areas that will have reduce deployment times to surpass our competition. The approach here is multipronged. It involves algorithmic investments, deep involved architectural/protocol changes to improve parallelization or eliminate steps in the workflow and finally smart innovative solutions to pre-process as much of the work as possible to be able to do the remaining in seconds to get VM ready for customers. We are a result-oriented team working vertically through the whole stack to deliver high impact. To be successful, you will need good technical knowledge, expertise in building and shipping large scale projects, good collaboration skills, ability to wear multiple hats and a strong drive for results.
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