Software Engineer-Cosine + AI

The organization’s portfolio spans the Cloud Edge Stack, Azure Engineering Systems, Azure Media Services – for end-to-end media workflow and analytics – and Microsoft’s Operating Systems including the Azure Host OS and Windows. This portfolio impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

The Azure Host OS Update and Servicing team proudly shoulders this responsibility of ensuring that the Azure Operating system is up-to date and running 24/7  365 days a year, powering both internal and external services and applications.

Joining the Azure Host OS  team is a fantastic opportunity to work with talented engineers at the heart of growth in the cloud, and help us deliver on the next set of big challenges critical for Microsoft’s growth.


A successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the various Core OS teams (Compute, Networking, Storage and Security)  to ensure timely turnaround in identifying, tracking and resolution  of issues arising for the Azure Host OS. You will also work closely with the Support Engineers  and OS Subject Matter Experts to ensure customer issues are promptly mitigated and Root Cause Analysis is conducted.  Some other basic responsibilities include:

Designing and developing automated tooling to support deployments and servicing of the Host OS
System design through well-defined interfaces across multiple components, code reviews, leveraging data/telemetry to make decisions​
Ensure that services and components are well-defined and modularized, secure, reliable, diagnosable, actively monitored, and reusable​
Consider testability, portability/monitoring, reliability, and maintainability, and understand when code is ready to be shared and delivered​
Participate in 24×7 on call rotations to provide Livesite support for Azure customers worldwide.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or 2+ years of industry software engineering experience
2+ years of experience with Java/C/C++/C#/Javascript/Python/Rust/SQL or related experiences

Motivated engineer who can learn quickly on an evolving set of technologies
Fantastic problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills
Solid design and development skills
Ability to clearly explain complex bug/issues
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks competently
Experience in debugging is an added advantage
Familiarity with Windows OS, devices and Windows application development
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.

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About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2011, it was the world's largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world's most valuable companies.