Microsoft

Principal Software Engineer

Microsoft

September 15, 2021

The Web Experiences Team (WebXT) spans the Microsoft ecosystem of web experiences, aligned on our principal goal to make the web a better place for everyone on the planet. WebXT is a suite of products and services that includes Bing, Microsoft News, our Advertising Platform, the new Edge browser, and Maps.
The WebXT Fundamentals team is looking for a world-class engineer to be a Performance Architect for the platform. You are a true expert in writing code that is frugal, and performant. Your role will extend into our organization to create an engineering culture that appreciates these principles. You will have the opportunity to influence the architecture and design of platforms that run some of the biggest distributed systems in our cloud.
If spelunking into memory dumps, stack and ETW traces, and fixing code is not just work, but your passion, you should apply.
Responsibilities

Responsibilities: Collaborate with platform teams across the organization to drive meaningful and fundamental changes to how we think of performance-focused engineering. Increase capacity by an order of magnitude by driving compute and storage optimizations Create a Center of Excellence that nurtures engineers passionate about performance and efficiency. Create toolsets that enable finding bottlenecks and memory overuse in complex, distributed systems. Work closely with the .NET Core and DevDiv team to make it the best platform for large-scale services that developers around the world can leverage Work across hardware and software teams to optimize server SKUs to align with our performance and capacity needs
Our culture is inclusive, casual and high-energy; our team members come from diverse backgrounds and we are deeply grounded in the needs of our customers. This is a fantastic opportunity to build services and experiences that millions of people worldwide will use at home, at school, at work, and across their daily lives. Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of experience writing code and operating large-scale systems
  • Strong experience with Distributed systems
  • 4+ years of xperience with profiling and debugging performance issues in complex systems.
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science or other Advanced Sciences

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A strong track record of successfully designing and building highly reliable and performant services at planet scale.

Cultural attributes:
  • Growth mindset with a desire to learn, an interest in embracing challenges, persistence in the face of setbacks, sees failure as essential to mastery, learns from criticism and finds lessons and inspiration in the success of others.
  • Active participation in creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full and authentic self, where all voices are heard.
  • Ability to articulate idea to diverse audiences with varying responsibilities and concerns.
  • Ability to synthesize information from various sources and summarize it for others.

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.
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