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Microsoft Corporation Infrastructure & Telemetry Engineer in Vancouver, British Columbia

What is Yammer?

Microsoft Yammer is the industry-defining social network for the enterprise. Millions of employees, including 85% of Fortune 500 companies use Yammer every day, to build community and culture, share knowledge, and connect with their leaders and each other.

Why Yammer?

Yammer was one of the first startup unicorns this past decade and was acquired by Microsoft in 2012. Today, this means we get the benefits of a startup - rapid innovation, cutting-edge technology, outsized individual impact - with the advantages of working for one of the most successful software companies in the world. We work together in small, cross-functional teams - engineers, product managers, designers, data scientists - to design, deliver and operate delightful end user experiences to our tens of millions of users spread across the world.

We’ve always been mission-driven; In this post-Covid world, Yammer has become even more indispensable than ever as employees have a deep need for connection and a sense of belonging. We’ve been growing rapidly and need your help to take Yammer to the next level.

You will have:

  • Autonomy and freedom to innovate

  • Choice of the best of open source and Microsoft-internal technology

  • The ability to experiment, A/B test, and make data-driven decisions

  • Tons of opportunity for outsized impact as part of a small but mighty team on a rapidly-growing product needed now more than ever

At the same time, you also have the benefits of working at a top-tier tech company like Microsoft:

  • Compensation, benefits, and perks

  • Internal resources, technology, and opportunities for learning and growth

  • Brand and networking

  • Opportunity for massive scale as part of a suite with hundreds of millions of users

Our stack:

  • Linux on Azure

  • Java and Ruby micro services, deployed as docker containers

  • Graph QL, DropWizard, Rails REST APIs

  • Postgres/CosmosDB/Kafka/RabbitMQ/Redis storage and queuing

  • Mesos container orchestration, HAProxy-based service mesh

  • Wavefront metrics, Azure Data Explorer log aggregation, PagerDuty alerting


  • Develop and execute on the observability and telemetry strategy

  • Own the telemetry and monitoring infrastructure

  • Continually seek deeper insights into the performance, reliability & scalability of our systems

  • Improve service reliability for the entire Yammer team, by reducing mean time to recovery (MTTR)

  • Help all of Yammer prevent service incidents altogether


Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or a related field

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering

  • 3+ years of experience developing and operating cloud services

  • Java, Python, or Golang proficiency

Preferred Qualifications/Attributes

  • Strong knowledge of log and metrics pipelines

  • ELK (Elasticsearch / Logstash / Kibana), TICK, or equivalent

  • Experience with Wavefront, DataDog, NewRelic, or equivalent

  • Familiarity with request tracing implementations like Jaeger, Zipkin, or Opentracing

  • Micro services development, deployment, monitoring

  • Curious about reliability and performance, up and down the stack

  • Experience with large scale OLTP and OLAP deployments

  • Azure | AWS | GCP automation

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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