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Principal Software Engineer, Security Platforms - Microsoft

Remote ยท Redmond, United States

Are you interested in working for one of the most exciting and fastest growing teams at Microsoft?   The Modern Protection & Security Operation Center (SOC) Platform Engineering team is responsible for building the cloud solutions that meet the scales not often seen in the industry, enabling holist production to a user base of billions of users and 10s of thousands of State level organizations, enterprises, and business around the globe. 

The Platform Engineer team provides leadership, direction, and accountability for application architecture, design, infrastructure development and end-to-end implementation.   You will independently determine and develop architectural approaches and infrastructure solutions. Collaboration skills will be required as you will be working with a global team comprised of software engineers, site reliability engineers, researchers to design and deliver highly stable and performant services that meet the expectations of internal and external users.

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to help us design, architect and build large scale platforms, cloud service infrastructure and engineering systems.   The cutting edge services and infrastructure you build will need to be able to process and handle enterprise and consumer services.   You will work in collaboration with other Engineers, Researchers, Data Scientists and Architects to continue to learn and build your skill sets on how to innovate the design approach of said pipelines and services. 

  • Leads efforts and discussions for the architecture of aspects of products/solutions (e.g., design, cost). Creates proposals for architecture and design documents, and leads testing of hypotheses and proposed solutions. Shares and acts on findings from investigations, owns design decisions.
  • Reviews the code of a product to assure it meets the team's and Microsoft’s quality standards, is reliable and accurate, and is appropriate for the scale of the product/solution area.
  • Leads by example and mentors others to produce extensible and maintainable code used across products. Leads efforts to optimize, debug, refactor, and reuse code to improve performance and maintainability, effectiveness, and return on investment (ROI)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    •  OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of Linux hands on system experiences
  • 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 10+ years 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 AND 8+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

    • OR equivalent experience.

  • Continuous Integration\Continuous Delivery, and safe deployment concepts with hands on implementation experiences
  • Kubernetes, and the Kubernetes satellite technologies
  • Spark, Data Lake, or hands on big data platform pipeline development (Ex. Azure Data Factory, Data Explorer/Kusto, Data Bricks, Spark)

Software Engineering IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 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 $173,200 - $282,200 per year.

Learn more about base pay ranges and pay equity:

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. 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.


Published on: 3/24/2023

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