Senior Software Engineer

Microsoft   •  

Redmond, WA

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 24 days ago


We are a tech team with a high business focus. Our processes are agile – adapting to changes and discoveries and delivering incremental value as soon as practical. We partner with many teams across our immediate group and across all Microsoft to leverage each other's area of expertise. Joining us, you will touch every Engineering group in Microsoft such as Azure, Office365, Exchange, Bing, Windows, and Xbox.

We are looking for Senior software engineers who are passionate about solving large messy business problems at scale with technology. You must be comfortable working in a start-up/v1 effort, like to deliver value incrementally in a continuous learning environment. You should face the world with a combination of hard-nosed realism and clear-eyed optimism that you can make substantial impact. We are keenly interested in engineers familiar with distributed systems, strong background in coding and software design, debugging, and operations experience.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing software in distributed, cloud-based systems.
  • Strong in C# or Java.
  • Proficient in one or more scripting languages
  • Strong in Relational Databases and SQL including understanding how the DB Engine works.
  • Strong OO and Systems design and architecture skills coupled with a strong delivery focus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to balance digging in the details and tracking the big picture
  • Focus on solving customer and business problems
  • Ability to deliver results despite ambiguity in the requirements and the environment
  • Ability to quickly learn on the job – concepts, processes, technologies
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills
  • Proficiency in standard web-based systems is a big plus
  • Proficiency in non-relational stores a big plus.
  • Proven track record of design and technical accomplishment
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science preferred but not required
  • Strong operator: strong track record in operating in addition to building solutions
  • Data driven including strong ability to dissect, analyze, and draw conclusion from disparate data sources

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years