Microsoft Azure Compute vs Azure IoT, which team to join?

Tutanota AxIRose
Mar 13, 2018 19 Comments

Both teams seem pretty decent from briefly talking with the managers. Any insider information about either of those teams? What are some good questions to ask the managers?

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Microsoft Urgent
    IOT newer stuff. However if you are looking for more on gaining deep technical skills with challenging on calls go for compute.
    Mar 13, 2018 4
    • Tutanota AxIRose
      OP
      Challenging on calls? What does that mean?
      Mar 13, 2018
    • Amazon
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      It means you get paged at 3am because shit hits the fan
      Mar 13, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product Bostonian
      It’s either more new or newer. More newer is incorrect.
      Mar 18, 2018
    • Microsoft Urgent
      You are right
      Mar 18, 2018
  • Microsoft Sadella
    Which team in Compute?
    Mar 15, 2018 3
    • Tutanota AxIRose
      OP
      I asked the engineering manager and he is not sure
      Mar 15, 2018
    • Microsoft Sadella
      Do you at least know what the team does? Like any particular product that an interviewer spoke about?
      Mar 15, 2018
    • Tutanota AxIRose
      OP
      Something about azure service fabric or managed services? But the manager made it sound like I get to choose from a few teams after I chose to join compute.
      Mar 15, 2018
  • Microsoft cooldudez
    Used to work in Azure Compute Resource Provider team, it's very customer facing. Mostly smart folks, some work long hours, so there might be lot to catch up when you start, but if you decide to stay for a while (couple of years) its a great experience.
    Mar 14, 2018 2
    • Tutanota AxIRose
      OP
      Could you give some examples on what kind of problems the team is solving? Right now all I know is compute team deals with VMs.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Microsoft cooldudez
      It's hard to articulate unless there is sufficient context, but the team uses relatively new tech line service fabric which kind of forces the architecture to be micro service based.
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Microsoft Heifbfis
    Dev or PM?

    IoT should be more outward facing .

    Compute mostly technical.
    Mar 13, 2018 2
    • Tutanota AxIRose
      OP
      Dev
      Mar 13, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Faadu
      Now backup and some other teams where move under compute please what team exactly does
      Mar 13, 2018
  • Microsoft DonCorleon
    I used to work in Azure IoT. Be prepared to work your ass off. But there is good velocity. No idea about Azure compute.
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • Tutanota AxIRose
      OP
      Could you share why you are no longer in that org?
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Thanks for the post. Did you interview last Friday? Even I got an offer and would love to know the team structure and work within these teams.
    Mar 13, 2018 1
    • Tutanota AxIRose
      OP
      Yep
      Mar 13, 2018