Senior Software Engineer, Azure Cognitive Search at Microsoft (Atlanta, GA)

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Azure Cognitive Search is looking for a software engineer who is passionate about expanding the possibilities of how Search and AI can empower developers in Azure to deliver next generation experiences. In this role, you'll be joining a new team focused on expanding the Core Platform Services for Cognitive Search. Cognitive Search is Azure's Search-as-a-Service offering that delivers a highly scalable search backend enhanced with AI powered content and query understanding which enables advanced search and knowledge mining scenarios. In your new role you'll be helping us design and deliver new product capabilities, advanced release tooling, new livesite infrastructure, optimize global compute efficiency, and automate the rapid growth of our global presence.
To learn more about this team, check out this blog .
The Azure Cognitive Search team is highly collaborative, data-oriented, and greatly values diversity of thought and ideas. As a team we have a strong track record of building industrial strength services infused with AI and used by tens of thousands of customers across the world. We are proud of what we build and how we build it. We run lean, obsess about customers, and use an evidence-based approach to decision making. We ship new bits continuously, so your work will impact customers in a few days, not months or years.
Our team consists of people from a wide variety of backgrounds as well as professional and life experiences. We maintain and grow that diversity what makes us better at building the best solutions for our customers while having a blast doing it! Core to our team culture is the belief that you must have a 'people-first' approach to sustainably building and running 24x7 cloud services.
This means we support each other to build things the right way, enjoy our vacation time, and take advantage of our paid parental leave!Responsibilities
  • Build and drive consensus towards common goals and priorities.
  • Design and deliver software and infrastructure to improve reliability, scalability, and efficiency.
  • Solve problems relating to mission critical services and create solutions to prevent problem recurrence, with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions.
  • Influence and create new designs, architectures, and standards for large-scale distributed systems.
  • Improve cost and performance efficiency wherever the evidence suggests. Through performance analysis, system tuning, and code optimization.
  • Drive quality right from the design phase, incorporating best practices and engineering for testability.
  • Educate teams on existing, emerging technologies and drive POCs to evaluate adopting new technologies, tools, methods, and processes from Industry.
QualificationsReq uired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or IT.
  • 5+ Years of applied Software Development experience with C#/C++ OR Java OR object-oriented programming.
  • Building and shipping production grade software or services, including designing and implementing solutions involving telemetry and monitoring.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background or experience in building and designing platform services.
  • Understanding of systems fundamentals in either OS, cloud platforms or distributed systems.
  • Experience in SQL dialects, PowerShell, or automation experience.
  • Experience building and using cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP).
  • Background in running services on both Linux and Windows.
  • Background or experience in advanced search domains such as analytics and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated independence, bias for action, and tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated openness to feedback and effectiveness at collaborating with diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and communication skills.
  • Comfortable communicating directly with audiences that include customers, peers and at times executive leadership.
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.
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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Microsoft operates in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) industry. The company is located in Redmond, WA. Microsoft was founded in 1975. It has 206870 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 211 open jobs at Microsoft, click here.
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