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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineer for Azure Management Experience in Redmond, Washington

Do you want to be at the center of Cloud Computing? Azure is growing faster than ever and DevDiv teams charter is to enable developers to unleash the power of Microsoft’s cloud platforms. Join us if you are interested in working on open source software and gaining hands-on experience with all of the Azure services. We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to help us deliver tools to significantly improve Azure developer experiences.

We’re a collaborative team working closely with service teams in Azure to build and deliver tools and platforms to help then scale and develop Awesome Azure Artifacts like; Software Development Kits (SDKs) in various languages, Command lines experience (CLIs), Azure PowerShell, Open source software (Terraform, Ansible, etc.) Azure integration and documentation. Working on these tools involves building code generators, building tooling around industry standard specification like the OpenAPI Spec, backend validation services and front end experiences too.

We own Azure SDKs for multiple languages including Go & Python and their code generators! And we are heavily engaged with Azure community on Github! Being part of this team will give you the opportunity to work with Microsoft and Non Microsoft technologies.

We are a fast growing team and are looking for engineers with strong relevant experience in building tooling to help reduce the complexity of cross organizational processes and ship the best Azure developer experiences in the industry. If you’re experienced with Automation, Continuous integration and flexible with working on Client, Backend and web development then we have some interesting things for you here.


  • Build experiences and tools to automate complex processes around developing Azure products.

  • Ensure that all these tools and experiences are monitored, healthy and highly reliable.

  • Satisfy the ongoing demand for new features on our products with the desired goals of publishing them out for external Azure customers!

  • Leverage and dogfood Azure services and external opensource tools into the design and development of our products!

  • Develop a deep technical understanding of our current tools and processes and play a leadership role in shaping up the future of these process and identifying the potential tooling required.

  • Engage with our opensource community!


Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years software development experience with a major programming languages like (C#, Java or Python)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to triage incoming services requests, prioritize, implement and iterate with customer for feedback

  • The ability to multi-task while balancing short term and long-term needs is essential

  • Experience in Kubernetes or Terraform

  • Node & React experience

  • Strong experience with Github or AzureDevops

  • Experience with CI systems and bot frameworks

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Software engineering

These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role.

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.