Software Design Engineer in US-Remote

  • Title: Software Design Engineer
  • Code: RCI-141360-1
  • RequirementID: 117279
  • Location: US-Remote
  • Posted Date: 04/19/2024
  • Duration: 2 Months
  • Salary ($): 41.69 - 42.07 per Hourly
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  Job Description

Fully Remote, PST support

M-F, Core PST Business hours, some flexibility

Looking for candidates interested in pursuing a Software Database Engineer role in the future, as this role is essentially for a very junior SDE candidate that is willing to be trained on the job


Top 3 Hard Skills Required + Years of Experience

  • SQL proficiency – knowledgeable about basic server and database interactions (the more they know about SQL databases the better) | 2+ years of experience
  • Strong understanding of coding logic - ideally be comfortable writing in at least one of the following: C#, Bash, C, C++, PowerShell, Python, etc | 2+ years of experience
  • Basic understanding of the different components that make up a computer and how those components interact


Typical Day in the Role

  • Purpose of the Team – Cloud and AI team, focusing on performance and validation testing for physical hardware, cloud virtual machines, software as a service, and database software. Major focus on SQL Server database usage.
  • Key projects - Early validation of potential cloud offerings and expanding/developing software tools to automate the tasks
  • Typical task breakdown and operating rhythm - A majority is collaborative team work, about an hours worth of meetings per day, the rest is heads down work with mentoring where needed


Candidate Requirements

  • Degrees or certifications required – Bachelor’s degree in computer science Required (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Disqualifiers - : not looking for people that have only worked with apps – need development experience that goes beyond the scope of apps
  • Best vs. Average – the best candidate has a willingness to learn new things. They are outgoing and inquisitive, ready to ask questions and learn! A broad range of experience is a plus


  • This contractor will be a part of the MS SQL performance team working on on-prem and AzureSQL software, focused on ensuring performance is optimal and competitive.
  • The contractor must have a bachelors degree in computer science, preferably a masters degree (an information science degree is not enough). Degrees from tier 1 universities like University of Washington are a plus.
  • They should be familiar with data structures and understand what makes a program optimal and performance oriented (they will not write code but should be able to understand the code and know which questions to ask to determine how it works).
  • The contractor should be very familiar with databases.
  • They should understand structured query language (SQL), tables, indexes, kinds of logic, locks & spinlocks, etc.
  • Some experience with hardware and processors is needed, the contractor will do low level testing and benchmarking for machines that will be added to Azure to ensure they work as intended.
  • The contractor doesn't need to know any specific coding language, but should have a strong understanding of coding logic and ideally be comfortable writing in at least one of the following: C#, Bash, C, C++, PowerShell, Python, etc.
  • They should be able to read a function, understand what is does, and know how to change the function.
  • This role will involve implementing automation in PowerShell.



  • Develops/executes performance tools and scripts.
  • Collect and report the performance data to the performance team and other stakeholders.
  • Analyze automated performance tool results and report results to the performance team.
  • Be familiar with physical computer technologies and configuration as well as cloud-based technologies. Will work under the supervision of more senior Performance Engineers.
  • General knowledge of personal and server-class computers, applications software, and operating systems required.
  • Knowledge of PowerShell and other scripting languages a must.
  • Database skills are highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with product lifecycle preferred.
  • Must have the ability to use, at a basic level, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Must have the ability to learn new information quickly. A bachelor’s degree in computer science (Master’s a plus) is required.



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