Senior Software Engineer - Programmability and Protocols Team


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

Senior Software Engineer - Programmability and Protocols Team
Senior Software Engineer – Cosmos DB Programmability and Protocols 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
  • Familiarity with protobuf, Thrift, Avro, Parquet
  • Deep experience with MongoDB and/or Cassandra
  • 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  
We want to meet the developers wherever they are. Our vision is to expose plug-compatible MongoDB, Cassandra, Gremlin and other OSS APIs on top of Cosmos DB. As an engineer on the Cosmos DB’s Programmability and Protocol Team, you will be at the forefront of implementing protocols and APIs of various OSS databases on top of Cosmos DB. You will be a part of the team implementing wire-compatible MongoDB, Cassandra, Gremlin and other OSS APIs on top of Cosmos DB’s schema-agnostic and write optimized database engine. You will extend the open source drivers and tool-chain of various database protocols.

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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