Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) Job
Microsoft - Washington, DC

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Job Category: Operations
Location: WA, Redmond, US
Job ID: 744291-34282
Division: Online Services Division

The Datacenter Automation team is seeking a lead developer for a diverse set of applications, from imaging and patching solutions for server hardware, to business intelligence tools for tracking overall datacenter, compute and storage capacity, as well as deployment workflow automation. Lowering costs, improving availability and increasing efficiency is key to our success as the global datacenter team for Microsoft online services. A successful candidate will be responsible for designing and building key automation for operation of facilities critical environments, imaging and patching of production servers, and deployment of online infrastructure. You will need to think in scales that most developers don’t even dream of, we don’t write tools to manage 10 servers, we don’t deal with data centers hosting 1000 servers, in fact the challenge for us only begins at 200,000 plus servers hosted globally.

We are seeking skilled, highly-motivated individuals to join a dynamic and strong development organization. You should be a passionate Software Developer with a deep understanding of engineering processes and challenges to make a big impact on the entire company. You should be able to take on the role as a leader as well as an individual contributor. This is a great opportunity to make a noticeable difference in the way we manage and deploy datacenter automation at MS!

Qualifications:
Practical and hands on knowledge of C#

Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle from specification, through implementation and unit testing, to final deployment and operation.

Passion for distributed systems, fault tolerance and recovery, and geo-distributed solutions.

5+ years experience as a Software Developer Engineer

Excellent Troubleshooting skills

Knowledge of IIS, SQL, Perl, C++ and Web Services is a plus.

Strong technical skills in platform and/or application model design

Communications excellence including cross collaboration, presentation and documentation

Strong customer focus

BS or MS in Computer Science or related areas is preferred and we will take experience and a proven track record over other requirements.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a global team, with team members residing in different time zones.

Required Basic Qualifications Search Terms

Hands on experience C#, C and C++

5+ years SDE experience

BS or MS in Computer Science or related experience

Thorough knowledge SDLC

1-2 years of SDE Lead experience

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Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue
Job Category: Engineering, Software Engineer, Engineer, Technology, Testing, Data Center, SQL, Business Intelligence, Database, Developer

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