Senior Software Engineer Post by Microsoft

March 17, 2024
Senior Software Engineer Post by Microsoft

Job Description

Date posted: Mar 15, 2024

Work site: Up to 50% work from home

Travel: 0-25 %

Role type: Individual Contributor

Profession: Software Engineering

Discipline: Software Engineering

Employment type: Full-Time


The DPU team brings together state-of-the-art software and hardware expertise to create a highly programmable and high-performance chip with the capability to efficiently handle large data volumes. Thanks to its integrated design, this solution empowers teams to operate with increased agility and deliver significantly superior performance compared to CPU-based alternatives.

As a Software Engineer in the DPU core software team, you will develop the runtime software that is responsible for managing and driving the DPU’s custom-built silicon in a variety of new platforms. This opportunity will allow you to develop new systems for the Azure fleet, participate in the design of future cutting-edge DPUs and hone your performance optimization skills. This is a flexible work opportunity that can be fully remote.

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.


Required/Minimum Qualifications (RQs/MQs): 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in C.
  • Experience in kernel programming and proficiency of operating system internals, such as device drivers, memory management, and system call interfaces
  • Embedded Systems Experience: Previous experience in developing software for embedded systems or low-level programming, including optimizing software for performance and memory usage
  • Proficient in utilizing open source projects to enhance software development, showcasing collaboration within the open source community and effective utilization of existing tools and libraries

Additional or Preferred Qualifications (PQs): 

  • Past experience upstreaming code to open source projects, demonstrating collaboration, code contribution, and successful integration into the upstream codebase
  • Scripting for Developer Tools: Proficiency in scripting languages to build and enhance developer tools, automating repetitive tasks and improving workflow efficiency



  • Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders to determine user requirements for a scenario.
  • Drives identification of dependencies and the development of design documents for a product, application, service, or platform.
  • Creates, implements, optimizes, debugs, refactors, and reuses code to establish and improve performance and maintainability, effectiveness, and return on investment (ROI).
  • Leverages subject-matter expertise of product features and partners with appropriate stakeholders (e.g., project managers) to drive a workgroup’s project plans, release plans, and work items.
  • Acts as a Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) and guides other engineers by developing and following the playbook, working on call to monitor system/product/service for degradation, downtime, or interruptions, alerting stakeholders about status and initiates actions to restore system/product/service for simple and complex problems when appropriate.
  • Proactively seeks new knowledge and adapts to new trends, technical solutions, and patterns that will improve the availability, reliability, efficiency, observability, and performance of products while also driving consistency in monitoring and operations at scale.