Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Redmond


We are a small, agile team responsible for delivering the OS and VM-hosting software stack running on every server in the Microsoft Azure compute cloud. As a Software Engineer working with us, your mission will be to design, develop and ship features at global scale to meet continuously evolving customer needs while ensuring that the Microsoft Azure platform is operating with high reliability and availability. We are keenly interested in highly self-motivated systems software engineers with the ability to handle all aspects of the software lifecycle. Key to success in this position is the aptitude to develop creative solutions and debug challenging problems working through multiple layers in the software stack.  

Basic Qualifications:
- 2+ years experience in software development

Additional Requirements:
- BS/MS in Computer Science or related field/degree, and/or equivalent work experience.
- Proficient in C/C++
- Fluency in coding, rapid prototyping
- Strong cross group collaboration skills
- Ability to handle periodic live service on-call responsibilities and work in dev-ops mode
- Expertise in analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems is a plus
- Experience in critical production online service environments is a plus
- Experience with operating systems, Virtualization is a plus.  

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:

Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

About the company

At Microsoft, we aim to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more — and we empower our employees the same way.

Everyone who works here has the power to build on. Those two little words show the way we think. They’re a challenge to go beyond what’s thought possible, and they’re how we help billions of people use technology to get more out of each day.

We build on the work of others and invite them to build onto ours, always striving for ways to make great ideas even better.

What can you build on?

Here at Microsoft, you’ll build on your curiosity, your passions and your drive to make a difference.

You’ll have access to world-class tools, some of the industry’s brightest minds and a nearly infinite range of opportunities across a truly global organization. You’ll have the opportunity to build on the company’s wide-ranging accomplishments to do something even more incredible.

You’ll have the freedom to collaborate, explore, set your own rules and take your career wherever you want it to go.

Feel the inspiration that comes from working with wildly talented people and the rush that comes from doing work that makes a lasting impact. Recent projects like HoloLens provide just a glimpse of the remarkable things we will accomplish.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Come build on Microsoft’s far-reaching momentum. Build on your career. Build on what we do and how we do it.

Specialties: Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Entertainment Products, Hardware, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Servers, Windows Operating System, Windows Applications & Platforms, Smartphones, Cloud Computing

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