Senior Software Engineer

Microsoft
1076023
Seating Arrangement Not Specified
Redmond, WA
Full Time
Pay Range Not Provided
July 13, 2021
Direct Hire

Language(s):

  • C
  • C#
  • C++

Interview Format(s):

  • Not Specified

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Are you excited about the possibility of changing the world with Big Data by working on the largest Object Storage service in the world? Come join the Azure Storage team in building Azure Data Lake Storage and revolutionize the way Cloud Storage supports Big Data!

The Azure Storage team is currently chartered with building, managing, and running the Persistent Cloud Storage for Microsoft Azure Cloud. Azure Storage consists of a Storage Platform which currently powers five different storage services – Azure Data Lake Storage, Blob Storage, Table Storage (NoSql Key Value store), Queue Storage, File Storage (SMB based File Storage) and Disk Storage. We are one of the foundational services in the Azure Cloud. This service hosts data from some of the largest companies in the world plus supports all of Microsoft’s largest online businesses including Teams, Xbox, One Drive and Bing, and has scaled to store exabytes of customer data with the roadmap looking even better in terms of growth. We have built a new foundational Storage service with ADLS (Azure Data Lake Storage) and one of the new areas of investment and innovation in this space is to fundamentally change how we serve these massive bandwidth workloads at huge scale with low latency and at low cost. This position is for making major enhancements to our core communication capabilities for the critical data path between Storage and Compute/Analytics engines.

You can read more about the Azure Storage Service architecture here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sosp-paper-windows-azure-storage-a-highly-available-cloud-storage-service-with-strong-consistency/ and about the current storage offerings here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/storage/ and watch an overview specifically about Azure Storage’s Hierarchical Namespace here: Building File System Semantics for an Exabyte Scale Object Storage System

This position will require deep technical work in the Storage backend as well as the Storage<->Compute path and Storage drivers on the Compute/Analytics engine side. This is a complex role that involves understanding low-level data flow that is on the most critical path of the system and optimizing it. The work for this position will cross many layers of the Azure Storage system and Azure as a whole, presenting unique engineering challenges for which we need top-notch talent. This work will be leveraged by all Big Data and Analytics at Microsoft, which offers a unique opportunity to have a huge impact on customers and the world. Right now is an exciting time for the team as we are working on expanding the range of supported scenarios for the service while working on the next version architecture of the storage service to support the next 100X growth.

Responsibilities

This role focuses on the core data flow between Storage and Compute/Analytics and sits in a team in Azure Storage that is specifically focused on Big Data, Analytics, and File Systems for Microsoft’s Cloud Storage.

To be successful, you must thrive on solving problems related to data durability, availability and concurrency issues in a multi-tenant environment. You must have passion for storage and distributed systems. You will be challenged on a daily basis as you build the largest storage solution Microsoft has.

This role focuses on the core data flow between Storage and Compute/Analytics and sits in a team in Azure Storage that is specifically focused on Big Data, Analytics, and File Systems for Microsoft’s Cloud Storage.

To be successful, you must thrive on solving problems related to data durability, availability and concurrency issues in a multi-tenant environment. You must have passion for storage and distributed systems. You will be challenged on a daily basis as you build the largest storage solution Microsoft has.

Qualifications

An ideal candidate will bring:

OS driver (preferably Windows) or very related experience

TCP and/or RDMA networking experience

Strong distributed systems knowledge

Hands on development experience including designing and writing code

Proven ability to plan, schedule, and deliver high quality software

Passion for customers

Excellent collaboration skills

Big Data experience is a bonus (especially in the Hadoop and/or HPC ecosystem) but not required

Requirements:

5 years of building scalable system software and/or services in C/C++, C# or Java

2 years of building scalable system software in C/C++

BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent industry experience

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.

Additional Details:

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 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.

An ideal candidate will bring:

Requirements:

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.

Additional Details:

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 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.