Software Engineer, Azure Storage Infrastructure

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

Job Description

From ExaBytes, to ZettaBytes, to YottaBytes and beyond, Azure Storage leads the industry in Advanced offloads and accelerations, powering high performance Cloud scale Storage and Networking. The Azure Storage Infrastructure team is hiring for agile and diverse engineering teams in Block devices, filesystems, Hardware offloads, Transports performance, and systems integration.

As a Software Engineer in the Azure Storage Infrastructure team, you will design and develop solutions to onboard new hardware accelerators, processors, transports, and cluster level performance improvements to enable industry leading transactions rates and network throughput. You will collaborate with organizations across Research, Storage, Compute, and more. This opportunity will allow you to encompass the entire software development lifecycle, including operation, scaling, training, and support.

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.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

By applying to this U.S. based position, while remote work is possible, relocation does not apply/is not provided for the role.


  • Works with appropriate stakeholders to determine user requirements for a feature.
  • Supports identification of dependencies, and the development of design documents for a product feature with oversight.
  • With guidance, learns to create and implement code for a product, service, or feature reusing code as applicable.
  • Assists and learns about breaking down work items into tasks and provides estimation.
  • Acts as a Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) in monitoring system/product feature/service for degradation, downtime, or interruptions for simple problems, and recommends actions to restore system/product/service by following the playbook.
  • Reviews current developments and proactively seeks new knowledge that will improve the availability, reliability, efficiency, observability, and performance of products while also driving consistency in monitoring and operations at scale.
  • Embody our Culture and Values.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline with experience coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#.
    • 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#.
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field with experience coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, RUST.
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 1+ years of Kernel development experience in Storage, Networking, and embedded operating systems.
  • 1+ years experience with solid state drive (SSD) or hard disk drive (HDD) device management.
  • Experiences with Server, Cloud, or Data Center envirnoments.
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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