Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

BigData is just starting to change the world, and the BigData team at C&E has one of the biggest cluster deployments in the world, running over hundreds of thousands of machines in multiple regions. Our group runs Azure Data Lake Analytics and Microsoft internal Cosmos clusters, powering all of Microsoft online assets.

We are hiring for the Resource Management team, responsible for driving the “kernel” of our BigData products; we empower our partners to run Open Source technologies analytics engines like Spark and Hive as well as USQL and Scope at scale, while lowering COGS and improving utilization of our machines. We are responsible for driving innovation at the system level and massive distributed computation.

We are looking for a hand-on, deeply technical and experience developer that has a passion for cloud service and massive-scale computation. You will have a chance to work with Open Source tools together with existing committers and potentially work toward becoming one over time. You enjoy though technical challenges and are comfortable with either Java or C#. You will have the opportunity to define, design and drive large area of improvements


As an engineer, you have an opportunity to work on the latest technology in compute and container hosting to build a massively scalable unified cloud service framework, apply innovative algorithms for solving placement and load balancing problems at scale. We need collaborative developers who can think big, deliver on those big challenges, and along the way, change the world. We’re looking for engineers to build them from the ground up. Want to change the world with data and large-scale distributed systems? Do you want to solve challenges that you didn’t even know existed until you get to a large size? Come join us on Big data team!


  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or in place of 3+ years of internship or 3+ years of industry engineering experience

  • 5+ years of programming experience in Java OR C++ OR C OR object-oriented programming Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building and shipping production grade software or services.

  • Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems.

  • Experience creating and shipping V1 products using modern development practices.

  • Experience using agile methodologies or test-driven development (TDD).

  • Great curiosity and willingness to question.

  • High enthusiasm, integrity, ingenuity, results-orientation, self-motivation, and resourcefulness in a fast-paced competitive environment.

  • Love the next problem, the next experiment, the next partner.

  • Have a deep desire to work collaboratively, solve problems with groups, find win/win solutions and celebrate successes.

  • Get excited by the challenge of hard technical problems.

  • Solve problems by always leading with deep passion and empathy for customers.

  • Experience with Open Source Big Data Stack such as Hadoop, HIVE, SPARK, etc.

  • Understanding of data structures , algorithms and distributed systems


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.

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