Senior Software Engineer


$112K — $218K *


More than 4w ago


5 - 7 years of experience

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The Identity engineering team in Mountain View, CA is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to build and manage Microsoft’s online identity providers.

The Identity engineering team builds and manages Microsoft’s online identity providers for all of Microsoft’s online services and platforms like Azure, Office, Xbox, and HoloLens. We passionately pursue big ideas that power transformational advances in online security and user management. Our work spans both the consumer and enterprise space and can be found in internet scale online services, the Windows operating system and most phones and handheld devices.

Identity engineering employees have deep technical expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand, very large-scale experience. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates. Our teams are seeking experienced and passionate software engineers to join us as we create and deliver mission critical services and processes to enable Microsoft’s online presence. You will have the opportunity to design and develop creative, compelling, and cutting-edge systems that support our world-wide operations. You will develop software and services at scale, innovating on the latest technologies as the earliest adopters while mentoring other team members. Also, our culture promotes diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion and is clearly reflected in all the things we do. Diversity is more than a commitment for us - it is the foundation of what we do.

Our team has a deep sense of accountability and provides its members with many opportunities for learning and career growth. We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire, and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more! 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, or Rust
  • OR equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years' experience with (including but not limited to) any of the following networking protocols:
  • Layer 7 Application (HTTP, HTTPS)
  • Layer 4 - transport & security (TCP/UDP, TLS, VPN)
  • Layer 3 – IPv4, IPv6 and routing

Other Requirements:

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of DPDK, L3/4 firewalls, L7 proxy (nginx, envoy, haproxy)  
  • Contributions to open source software projects
  • Proven experience in any modern continuous delivery/deployment systems 

Software Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation.




  • Design and develop large scale distributed software services and solutions.
  • Adhere to and drive modern software engineering practices through design reviews.
  • System design through well-defined interfaces across multiple components, code reviews, leveraging data/telemetry to make decisions.
  • Develop “best-in-class” engineering for our services by ensuring that the services and the components are well-defined and modularized, secure, reliable, diagnosable, actively monitored and reusable.
  • Improve test coverage for services, organize and implement integration tests, and resolve problem areas.
  • Consider testability, monitoring, observability, reliability, and maintainability, and understand when code is ready to be shared and delivered.
  • Gain a working understanding of Microsoft businesses and collaborate with mentors and leaders to contribute to cohesive, end-to-end experiences for our users.
  • Focus on customer/partner needs through a data driven approach.
  • Troubleshoot and optimize automation, reliability, and monitoring for Live Site issues. 
  • Participate in on-call rotations to support and debug customer-reported issues as well as internally created service incidents.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Industry leading healthcare

Educational resources

Discounts on products and services

Savings and investments

Maternity and paternity leave

Generous time away

Giving programs

Opportunities to network and connect

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

Microsoft Corporation is a multinational technology company that develops, licenses, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers. The company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington and was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. Microsoft is best known for its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, but the company also produces a wide range of other software and hardware products. Microsoft is one of the largest technology companies in the world, with a market capitalization of over $2 trillion as of August 2021.
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