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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Come join Azure Cosmos DB team, where you will be working on providing turnkey No SQL and Analytics database solutions for Cosmos DB customers by building a globally distributed, low-latency NoSQL and analytics platform using popular open source technologies. 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. Built-in support for OSS NoSQL technologies and analytics will be a significant growth driver for Cosmos DB business.

You will have fantastic opportunity to work with cutting-edge open-source technologies, and highly talented engineers in startup like mode to deliver differentiated value in the NoSQL and analytics space. Master’s/PhD with work or research experience in computer science or related field is required.


We are looking for experienced software engineers with:

  • Strong customer passion, accountability and drive who can take initiative and accomplish big goals

  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a can-do attitude: Self-starter, project finisher and adaptable

  • Great communicator, able to analyze and clearly articulate complex issues and technologies understandably and engagingly

  • Strong design and problem-solving skills, with a bias for designing at scale

  • Hands-on experience at shipping a large scale, commercial, online-software solutions


  • 5+ years of experience with coding in C, C++ and C#.

  • A Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of work experience equivalent) in computer science or a related field

  • At least 4 years of experience building and shipping production software or services, experience in building or running systems at scale and interest in service fundamentals


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.

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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