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Junior Cloud and AI Engineer

Redmond, WA


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$34.31 to $38.12 per hour

Start Date:


Overview: Join our Cloud and AI team focused on performance and validation testing across physical hardware, cloud virtual machines, software as a service, and database software, with a particular emphasis on SQL Server database usage. Work with cutting-edge technology and expand your resume and skill set by engaging in innovative projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute performance tools and scripts.
  • Collect and report performance data to the performance team and other stakeholders.
  • Analyze automated performance tool results and report findings.
  • Conduct low-level testing and benchmarking for machines added to Azure.
  • Implement automation in PowerShell.
  • Work with Windows systems and cloud-based technologies; familiarity with Linux is a plus.
  • Collaborate with the team and present findings to stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in team meetings and contribute to knowledge sharing and mentorship.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (Master’s degree preferred).
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in SQL, including basic server and database interactions (2+ years).
  • Strong understanding of coding logic, with familiarity in at least one of the following languages: C#, Bash, C, C++, PowerShell, Python, etc.
  • Basic understanding of computer components and their interactions.
  • Experience with hardware and processors for low-level testing and benchmarking.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Demonstrates willingness to learn and expand knowledge.
  • Possesses excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Comfortable presenting findings and asking questions to gain insights.
  • Familiar with data structures and performance-oriented programming.
  • Understands structured query language (SQL), including tables, indexes, and logic.

Application Process:

  • Initial interviews will involve discussions with dev team engineers about the role and assessment of technical skills in SQL, hardware memory, and automation processes.
  • Candidates should be prepared to discuss their experience and technical knowledge related to coding languages and database-related topics such as concurrency and locking scenarios.

Why Join Us:

  • Work on emerging technologies that provide a strong foundation for future career growth.
  • Gain exposure to both hardware and software, including Azure cloud.
  • Engage in a team that values knowledge sharing and mentorship, providing opportunities for learning and development.

Client Description

Our client is a large technology company based in Redmond, Washington with a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They develop computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. This company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Working here, you will be part of a company that values:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • AI
  • Trustworthy computing

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits:

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.