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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Come join the Azure Cosmos DB team, where you will be working on a large-scale, distributed, transactional and analytical database. This role is within the storage, indexing and resource governance team. In this role, you will work on the database engine that powers the row based storage, columnar storage, inverted index and resource governance. You will also architect these engines in tight cohesion with the distributed system infrastructure that powers the high availability and consistency levels. You will also work on architecting a convergence of different storage engine technologies used today, in to a highly performant and unified stack that out-performs the well-known transactional engines, LSMs (Log-Structured Merge) & analytical storage engines.

Azure Cosmos DB is one of the fastest growing Azure services that provides globally distributed, low-latency, massively scalable, multi-model cloud database service. It is designed to enable developers to build planet-scale applications.


You will have a fantastic opportunity to work on highly impactful core engine technologies and highly talented engineers in a startup like environment to deliver differentiated value in the analytics space.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline (OR) in place of 3+ years of internship in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline (OR) in place of 3+ years of industry engineering experience in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline

  • 7+ years of industry programming experience in C++.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience shipping high-performance C++ server software

  • In-depth understanding of distributed systems and/or Operating System internals is highly preferred.

  • Leading or managing high-performing engineering teams that work on system software, is preferred.


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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