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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Azure Singularity team is looking for passionate engineers to build the largest deep-learning infrastructure service at Microsoft. In this role you will be tasked with building new components to bring the latest innovations in AI Infrastructure onto the Singularity platform. You will partner with top engineering talent within Singularity and across Azure to work on cluster orchestration, job scheduling, containerization and operating system integration. Your work will enable various AI languages and run-times on Singularity to bring distributed deep learning training and inferencing to life. In addition, you will build infrastructure components required to build, deploy, monitor and service highly available and scalable Microsoft Service Fabric and Kubernetes clusters under your care. You will lead development and customer support from the frontline and establish architecture, service excellence guidelines and a high-quality bar.

Candidates must have a track record for delivering engineering and service excellence on a mid to large scale service.

Who We Are

We are the engineers onSingularity. We believe that building a planet-scale AI Supercomputer from the ground-up which addresses the fundamental pain-points of data scientists and AI practitioners and takes AI to the unprecedented scale is an opportunity of a lifetime. If you share the same dream as us, come join us!

What Is Singularity?

High scale AI workloads are always testing the limits of the infrastructure stack. Large-scale model training and inferencing with huge data volumes of training data on hundreds-thousands of GPUs make it a true engineering challenge. Singularity is a globally distributed, multi-tenant service that provides robust, cost-effective and competitive AI infrastructure (compute, networking and storage) for AI training and inferencing. By abstracting workloads from underlying infrastructure, Singularity creates a shared pool of resources that can be dynamically provisioned for full utilization of expensive GPU compute, and enabling data scientists to productively build, scale, experiment, and iterate their models on top of a robust, performant, scalable and cost-effective distributed infrastructure built for AI. In Singularity, we are constantly seeking to apply the best ideas from AI, ML, distributed systems, distributed databases, machine learning, information retrieval, networking, and security.


  • Deliver a robust container orchestration platform for Singularity.

  • Design and build the scheduling sub-system that is responsible for delivering on the SLAs for AI training and inferencing workloads.

  • Design and build control plane APIs for creation and management of customer, job and model metadata.

  • Deliver node management, fault detection and node repair as a service to improve job/model reliability.

  • Deliver world-class monitoring systems and telemetry pipelines to enhance service and job observability for both end-users and operators.

  • Codify security and compliance requirements by building and strengthening system defenses against malicious attacks and exploits.

  • Leverage performance and profiling tools to identify hot spots and bottlenecks across hardware and software boundaries: from CPU, GPU, microcode, OS, networking to product code and drive end-to-end job performance.


Required Qualifications:

  • 4 - 8 years of experience with coding in one of Python, C#, Java, C or C++.

  • Experience working with the Linux operation system and Kubernetes cluster orchestration.

  • Experience with improving service operations or engineering fundamentals.

  • Excellent collaboration skills.

  • A Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of work experience equivalent) in computer science or a related field.

  • At least 4 years of experience building and shipping production software or services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in development in the Kubernetes ecosystem

  • Experience in using / extending PyTorch / TensorFlow

  • Experience in building large scale cloud services, distributed systems, or operating systems

  • Experience programming GPUs (graphics processing units), CUDA/cuDNN/NCCL

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.


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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

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