Principal Software Architect

    Microsoft Corporation
    Redmond, WA

    Job Description

    Are you passionate about storage, and building leading software and services? 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 Storage team has an opportunity for you get in on designing and building a core part of the stack.

    This position is for an IC Architect on the Storage team to develop new service features for a worldwide data storage 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 reduce 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.

    Required Qualifications:
    • 7-10 years of experience with distributed systems, performance analysis, databases, and/or large-scale data processing.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Proficiency in C# or C/C++, and strong design, implementation, and debugging skills; knowledge of scripting languages a plus
    • 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.
    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.

    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.


    Posting ID: 552786680Posted: 2020-05-21