Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Are you excited to be on the front-line of securing Microsoft and our customers that entrust their security to Microsoft. Are you passionate about enabling customers and team members to deliver reliable, high-performance solutions at scale with agility. Do you enjoy optimizing reliability, performance, cost, and solving complex problems with software and systems solutions?

Microsofts C+E Security Division builds and operates a diverse set of services across the stack from foundational platforms in Azure to the systems that back offerings like Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Azure Information Protection. We work as a team across development, site reliability engineering (SRE), program management, security and ML specialists to protect, detect and remediate adapting and evolving threats.

Speed and agility done correctly enable higher quality so anything done to ease the path to get secure, reliable and effective features out is critical. Our mission in the C+E Security Divisions SRE team is to optimize and protect the software and systems behind our internal and customer offerings keeping an ever-watchful eye on their reliability, latency, performance, and capacity. SRE is responsible for bulletproofing, reinforcing, ruggedizing and generally improving the quality of service and innovation-throughput of the services under our purview.

The team is staffed with engineers that have an affinity for quality of service, improving operability, and driving high reliability. The team owns their services in production, and drives reliability and performance across massive scale by mastering the full depth and breadth of the stack. As an engineer on the SRE team you will have full access to the technology stack and be responsible for hardening, scaling, monitoring, and ensuring world class uptime.


  • Design, write and deliver software to improve the reliability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of your services.

  • Solve problems relating to mission critical services and create solutions to prevent problem recurrence; with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions.

  • Influence and create new designs, architectures, standards and methods for large-scale distributed systems.

  • Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.

  • Conduct periodic on call duties using a follow-the-sun model (on an as needed basis).

  • Ability to build and drive consensus towards common goals and priorities through advanced impact and influence skills.


BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering or Mathematics or equivalent experience

4+ years of experience and outstanding coding skills in C, C++, C#, Java, Python or similar

  • 2+ years of Software Engineering and experience in testing, deploying and supporting large scale services on Azure, AWS or similar environments

  • Capable of technical deep-dives into networking, service design, operating systems and storage, yet verbally and cognitively agile enough to engage in strategy discussions with leadership team members

  • Experience in SDLC, distributed systems, networking, hardware, logistics and operations or capacity planning

  • A passion for building and participating in highly effective teams and development processes

  • Expertise in problem solving and analyzing global scale distributed systems and critical production service environments

  • Strong debugging, testing / validation and analytics/SQL skills

  • Fundamental understanding of TCP/IP, BGP, AnyCast and CDNs

  • Firm sense of accountability, ownership for end-to-end project lifecycle with solid project management and communication skills.

  • Experience defining and measuring internal/customer facing OLA/SLAs

  • Statistics experience and bias for measurement and driving action with metrics.

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 at .

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