#Senior Software Engineer - Kusto
Herzliya | Software Engineering | Mar 21, 2024 | Job number 1703009

Have you ever wanted to be an integral part of building a big data search and analytics solution? Have you ever dreamed that you could lead re-inventing the way people explore big data? 


The Kusto team started as a small incubation 10 years ago, and since then has made a lot of buzz within Microsoft, offering a new solution, Azure Data Explorer, for exploring and analyzing log data based on new disruptive technology. Azure Data Explorer’s panel of customers includes thousands of Microsoft services and is growing constantly, within and outside Microsoft. 


Today, we are running a very large-scale cloud service, providing log analytics for hundreds of teams across all Microsoft divisions, as well as for Azure Top100 companies, indexing over 50PB of data daily.  


We are looking for experienced and motivated engineers to help us drive the Kusto revolution and make it THE technology for log search and text analytics across the world. Reinventing the way people interact with big data is happening NOW in the Azure Data Explorer (Kusto) team. 


  • Lead design and implementation of major service components, to delight our customers by creating the best of breed experience with simply managed, highly available, and low latency service. 
  • Collaborates with developers and program managers throughout the development lifecycle to deliver features that delight the users. 
  • Perform design and code reviews to ensure high quality bar and provide technical guidance for team members. 
  • Engage with the SRE/CSS teams to mitigate live site issues and/or customer incidents and drive improvements to the product and/or the process


Required Qualifications: 

  • 7+ years of technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C#, Python, Java or C++. 
  • 5+ years of experience developing in a cloud environment (Azure, AWS, GCP).
  • 3+ years of experience developing large-scale distributed systems that run on very high SLA. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Academic degree in Computer Science or related field. 
  • 2+ years of experience working with Big Data systems (development or usage).
  • Hands-on experience working with customers (internal teams or external groups).
  • Experience developing in native language (e.g. C++, Rust). 
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Linux, and containers. 
  • Ability to perform system analysis and drive performance, availability, and reliability improvements.
  • Experience with multi-threading, synchronous and asynchronous programming.



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