Software Engineer

Redmond, WA
$76,400 - $151,800 / Year 
Mid level

Job Description

Azure Storage "Data Processing Unit" (DPU) team is looking for a talented and highly motivated software engineer to design and develop the next generation of our storage backend. We are building Microsoft’s cloud storage solution - Microsoft Azure Storage, which is a massively scalable, highly distributed, ubiquitously accessible storage system, designed to scale out and serve the entire world. We continue to have tremendous hockey stick growth; we have many Exabyte data stored and are designing and building systems for Zettabyte scale to support demand growth for the coming years. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who love to learn, have a passion for writing high quality software and enjoy collaborating with a dynamic team.

As a Software Engineer in the Azure Storage DPU Team, you will help solve reliability and scale requirements as we bring new Data Processing Unit based storage designs into the Azure Cloud. You will have the opportunity to make high-impact changes daily as you build and support the software that will enable the next generation of hyper-scale storage systems. This position will be involved with installing, maintaining and automating Azure Storage hardware in development and test capacity, creating hardware health and test automation, and investigating networking and deployment configuration scenarios.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Helping land prototype and new hardware in a development lab environment.
  • Troubleshoot and fix hardware interoperability issues.
  • Resolve network topography issues
  • Write and execute hardware/software validation and regression tests to validate new hardware
  • Triage and diagnose hardware driver issues
  • Enable crash triage automation and analysis


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline with proven experience coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    • OR equivalent experience.
Other Requirements:
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    • OR related technical field AND 1+ year(s) technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript,
    • OR Python
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field with proven experience coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with hardware accelerators and FPGAs
  • Familiarity working with hardware vendors/development teams for new hardware development/deployment
Software Engineering IC2 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $76,400 - $151,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $100,300 - $165,400 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.
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