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Software Engineer



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Software Engineering
Dominican Republic
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Interested in working on cloud-native open-source at a leading hyper-scale cloud? Passionate about distributed systems and building high-scale services? Azure is looking for engineers with knowledge and interest in building the next generation of cloud native solutions in Kubernetes. You can help build the future of cloud-native compute not only at Microsoft, but also in the wider open-source community!

As a Software Engineer , you will be responsible for designing, building, and deploying cloud-native solutions. You will be collaborating with other engineers to create designs and getting buy-in from the rest of the company and the CNCF community. This opportunity will all you to collaborate across team and organizational boundaries. Our projects are not “Microsoft only”. We assist external contributors in the hopes of encouraging them to contribute to our designs and eventually become project maintainers themselves.

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.


  • Partner with product managers, business stakeholders, and users to understand user pain points deeply and create innovative solutions that delight your customers in an agile development environment.
  • Passionate about distributed systems and building high-scale services.
  • Enjoys new technological challenges and excels at solving them.
  • Strive for excellence in everything you do: culture, collaboration, process, tools, design, engineering practices, customer experience, performance, security etc.
  • Acts as a Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) working on-call to monitor system/product feature/service for degradation, downtime, or interruptions and gains approval to restore system/product/service for simple problems.
  • Remains current in skills by investing time and effort into staying abreast of current developments that will improve the availability, reliability, efficiency, observability, and performance of products while also driving consistency in monitoring and operations at scale.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 2+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to Golng, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python, OR equivalent experience.
  • Desire to work in open-source, communicating with both team members and open-source contributors asynchronously via GitHub, Slack, and regular community meetings on Zoom.

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

  • Experience writing Golang applications, building Kubernetes operators, contributing to Kubernetes core or other CNCF projects, and mutating cloud infrastructure (Azure, AWS, etc.).
  • Experience with containers and container security. Have a proven track record of remote work and ideally, experience contributing to open-source projects.
  • Strong ability to collaborate effectively and respectfully with external contributors.

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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