Senior Software Engineer - Control-plane Team


Azure Cosmos DB - first globally-distributed, multi-model database service

Senior Software Engineer - Control-plane Team
Senior Software Engineer – Cosmos DB Control-plane Team, multiple positions available
 
Who We Are 
We are the engineers on Azure Cosmos DB. We believe that building a globally distributed database service from the ground-up which addresses the fundamental pain-points of developers, is an opportunity of a lifetime. If you share the same dream as us, come join us!

What is Cosmos DB?
Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database. Azure Cosmos DB was built from the ground up with global distribution, fine-grained multi-tenancy and horizontal scalability at its core. Cosmos DB started inside Microsoft as “Project Florence” in 2010, with a mission to build a database that is truly designed for the cloud. Fast forward to today - Cosmos DB is one of the fasting growing services in Azure and is the de-facto database for the mission critical applications for both, Microsoft as well as, enterprises all around the world using Azure.

In Cosmos DB, we are constantly seeing to apply the best ideas from distributed systems, database, machine learning, information retrieval, networking, and security.

Who You are
You have strong computer science fundamentals and are passionate about scale, quality, and performance. You have experience with user interfaces, distributed systems, and asynchronous programming.
Requirements:
  • BS or higher in Computer Science or related discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • Ability to write reliable, maintainable, performant C++ or C#/Java code and deploy and debug in a multi-machine environment
  • Strong computer science fundamentals, algorithms, and data structures background
  • Growth mindset with a deep desire to learn and grow in responsibilities
  • Ability to design large-scale software systems independently
We are committed to an inclusive and diverse culture. We have teams in Redmond, India, Mexico, Argentina, Switzerland, Vancouver. You can work from any part in the world.

What You'll Do
As an engineer on the Cosmos DB Control-plane team, you will be at the forefront of building a globally distributed, fully decentralized control plane, which is at the core of Cosmos DB’s global distribution infrastructure. The control-plane comprises of a state-of-the art decentralized metadata management and coordination runtime which provides a God’s Eye view of millions of partitions and replicas across hundreds of thousands of customers distributed all around the world. If you have read the Bayou/Dynamo/PNUTS papers, have used Jepsen or played with TLA+, you will love working on this team. You will get to be a part of the team building one of the most innovative and ambitious globally distributed databases.

Join the Cosmic mission and help us shape the future of distributed databases and solve the pain-points of developers writing planet-scale apps!
 
How to Apply
Send your resume to joincosmosdb@microsoft.com with pointers to the code you are most proud of.

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