Senior Software Engineering Lead

    Microsoft Corporation
    Redmond, WA

    Job Description

    The vision of the Azure Production Infrastructure Engineering (PIE) group is to make it easy for everyone to create, consume, and manage planetary-scale, reliable cloud production services and infrastructure to achieve more. As a team, we bring together significant and complementary capabilities with tooling, infrastructure, monitoring and insights in new ways to increase our perspective. Our diversity of knowledge and experience comes together for the benefit of our users, our colleagues, our business, and ourselves.

    The Azure Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team is looking for a Senior Software Engineering Lead for a globally distributed SRE team supporting the Azure Resource Manager platform.

    Azure Resource Manager is the deployment and management service for Azure. It provides a management layer that enables you to create, update, and delete resources in your Azure subscription. Examples include creating and updating VMs, provisioning network resources, etc. ARM is central and critical to the Azure experience. The ARM Site Reliability Engineering team (ARM SRE) is one of our critical investments to help ensure that ARM is as reliable as possible, giving customers the experience they expect and deserve.

    SREs are people who take engineering-based approaches to solve operations problems: we like infrastructure, we like seeing how large, complicated systems work, and most importantly, we gain great satisfaction from making them better. Our team has a wide variety of backgrounds, from Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering to Physics, Philosophy, Psychology, and English. Our diversity of knowledge and experience comes together for the benefit of our billions of daily users, our business, our colleagues, and ourselves.

    We value the input of people who aren't afraid to be learning all the time, who embrace mistakes as they show the way forward, and those who are excited to continuously improve both services and themselves. We strongly believe that diverse experiences, backgrounds, and an environment where everyone can feel safe to contribute their own insights in a data-driven, objective, and supportive way is the key to making the best workplace possible, and the best workplace makes the best products and services. Not only is it the smart thing, it's the right thing.

    If you are excited by this type of challenge, and you love to work in groups of people who are similarly excited, come join us.
    • Lead a SRE team, collaborating to define priority investments and set pace of execution.
    • With a focus on the Azure Resource Manager service, work across Azure's internal dependent systems and services to design, develop, and improve platforms and processes that result in improved end-to-end reliability and maintainability for all
    • Work across Azure PIE to drive tools that help deliver insights and automation to simplify the complex world of planetary scale services
    • Communicate effectively and partner well with other disciplines of the project team to deliver high quality solutions from ideas to production code
    • Write clean and thorough design documents and code that exemplify quality, simplicity, and maintainability
    • Be a mentor for the software lifecycle process
    • Design systems that prioritize the customer perspective and experience
    • Quickly adapt and apply new technologies, tools, methods, and processes from both internal and external sources
    • Design and influence design, implementation, and architectural direction
    • Drive architectural consolidation and simplification
    • Exemplify the Microsoft values of leveraging the work of others and helping others be successful through your behaviors and actions
    • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science degree, or 5+ years in software development
    • 3+ years of team or group people management
    • 3+ years of mainstream object-oriented programming language such as C#, Java, C++
    • 2+ years of design, build, or implementation of distributed service health and telemetry
    Preferred Qualifications: Create a list qualifications / skills that could be beneficial to this role, but are not required
    • Collaboration to accomplish large projects with excellent communication and demonstrated initiative
    • Awareness of, and ability to reason about, modern software & systems architectures, including load-balancing, queueing, caching, distributed systems failure modes, and microservices
    • Experience using scripting languages such as Bash, Python, and PowerShell
    • Associated troubleshooting skills, including the ability to follow service dependency chains across arbitrary network steps
    • Experience running large scale cloud systems
    • Ability to analyze, understand, and solve complex problems by leveraging and extending existing technology
    • Willingness and ability to respectfully challenge the status quo
    • Able to operate in ambiguity and drive clarity through partnerships


    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.

    Posting ID: 552786582Posted: 2020-05-21