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Microsoft Corporation Software Development Engineer in Austin, Texas

To delight our customers in a Cloud First world, Microsoft Azure cloud business delivers highly available online services with cutting edge features and innovative functionality lighting up on a regular basis. Availability, reliability, and performance are all key differentiators that customers demand and expect in cloud services when choosing a provider.

A major factor in the quality, as experienced by our customers, is the quality of the infrastructure that is running the cloud. Silicon Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (SCHIE) is a fast-growing Research & Development (R&D) organization that designs, engineers, and qualifies the entire cloud-optimized infrastructure, including advanced Compute and Storage server technology that push the technological.

Our team – CRC (Cloud Readiness Certified), within Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (CHIE), drives the hardware, firmware and infrastructure software validation lifecycle and is accountable for the quality experience of our cloud customers. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations in every aspect related to infrastructure quality. Therefore, we invest heavily in automating the validation processes, from the inception and throughout the entire hardware lifecycle. We invest in systems that continuously monitor the hardware quality in production, predict hardware failures, detect behavioral anomalies, and mitigate issues before they impact customers. Our mission is to ensure a consistent high quality of production hardware through automation and smart engineering that can scale as fast as the cloud business grows. Our work is making a real impact on millions of end users!

We are looking for a Software Development Engineer who will have demonstrated software development skills and collaboration, and experience with distributed systems. Hardware experience is a plus. We are an agile team, deal with exciting challenges, and a fun place to work at. This is also a unique opportunity to work with world-class engineers. Apply now for this unique green field opportunity!


This Software Development Engineer will be responsible for the following:

  • Collaborate with hardware architects and Program Managers to verify new Azure hardware.

  • Solve mission critical problems relating to our services by building SW automation.

  • Design, develop, and deliver software that measures and improves the quality of Azure hardware that exceeds customer expectations.

  • Identify and fix or drive fixes for systemic issues, influence and create new designs, architectures, standards, and methods for large-scale distributed systems.

  • Prototype, incubate, and pilot new initiatives as our business grows.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

  • OR equivalent experience.

Other 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) tools such as Azure DevOps.

  • Experience in owning end-to-end project lifecycle.

  • Experience in data mining, statistics, mathematics is a plus.

  • Ability to perform technical deep dives into service design, operating systems, networking, and storage systems.

  • Demonstrable business results working across multiple teams, building distributed systems, and remastering legacy codebases.

  • Previous knowledge of Preboot execution environment (PXE), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

  • Previous experience working with any cloud services such as azure web apps.

Microsoft is a highly innovative company that collaborates across disciplines to produce cutting edge cloud technology that changes our world. The Cloud Server Infrastructure (CSI) team in Microsoft’s Azure C+E division is responsible for delivering server infrastructure for Microsoft’s online services. The hardware for operating these services (over 200 and counting), comprises hundreds of thousands of servers spread globally and applications that reach hundreds of millions of users every day. Our customer base is growing rapidly, our infrastructure investments are multiplying, and the size of our global infrastructure is increasing by the day - along with the scale of our challenges. Learn more about our team and projects here Azure Hardware Infrastructure ( .

Software Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

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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 ( .

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