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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

The Linux Systems Group is looking for a talented Linux Kernel Engineer to join our team. If you are interested in working on the Linux Kernel at Microsoft, this is the job for you!


Our team plays a key leadership role in Azure by driving Linux and open source technologies, solutions and strategy. In this role, you will work closely with both internal and external customers, coordinate design and coding across multiple live projects, and partner with independent teams in disparate geographic locations. You will work closely with the upstream Linux community, and others, representing Microsoft as a strong community partner and contributor. You will be working on research and development in cutting edge accelerations and optimizations to power future public and private clouds. You will define and push the limits of innovative technologies -- working with the latest hardware, the largest servers, and even larger datacenters. Remote work is possible for this role.


• 5+ years software development experience

• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with external teams (open source, standards, and/or partners)

• Strong aptitude in architecting, designing, developing, debugging, and validating excellent products

• Passionate about partnering with customers

• Passionate about quality and engineering excellence

• Technical expertise and contributions to one or more of the following:

o Linux kernel development (especially memory management, I/O, platform bringup, security, scalability, and performance)

o Linux system performance analyzing and tuning

o Non-Linux operating system kernel engineering

o Open source maintainership or other leadership roles

• Technical passion, terrific problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently

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

o 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 .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.