Software Engineer 2

Redmond, WA, United States

Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations (MCIO) is the team behind one of the World's largest Cloud Infrastructures responsible for powering all Microsoft Products and Services as well as powering Microsoft's "Cloud First" mission. We are looking for passionate, high energy engineers to help achieve that mission. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to our customers and partners worldwide. If you enjoy driving innovation in a fast-paced engineering team, are passionate about building great user experiences using latest cutting edge technologies, and yearn to build highly scalable distributed services, this is the right opportunity for you!


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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What is this position? As a Software Engineer on our team you will be responsible for end to end deliverables of critical data center automation scenarios which will have large business impact. You will be empowered for envisioning, designing, coding, validating, and shipping key features - all on a very quick cadence and in a fast paced environment. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people from across the company, giving you wide exposure and a broad technical surface to impact in a positive manner. Given that we are still innovating and improving our services, there is a lot of opportunity to make a huge impact and grow rapidly along with a quickly expanding organization. What does it take? Our team culture is agile, execution focused, collaborative, and passionate. We are looking for great, creative Engineers who are able to think outside the box. Familiarity and excitement for building scalable and fault-tolerant services at a truly internet scale are key to our vision. Technical mastery: This role requires someone who can quickly step into a highly technical area, and help design the API Layer that makes it seamless for information flow between MCIO and our 1st and 3rd party partners such as Office, Windows, Bing, Yahoo, etc.; If you want to have fundamental impact on how Microsoft's Cloud is managed and operated globally, want to be involved with one of the most strategically important teams at Microsoft, if strong development skills, strong business and technical acumen and out of the box thinking are some of the skills you bring to the table - this job is for you.


  • BS degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or Engineering or 4+ years of professional experience.
  • 5+ years of software development with C# or Java coding experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent analytical skills and an ability to abstract concepts - Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills.
  • The ideal candidate will possess expertise in middle tier/backend technologies. Examples include: C#, .NET, data technologies (sql/entity framework/etc.), web services, REST APIs, JSON, XML Experience with the UI development technologies: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Knockout.js, TypeScript, ASP.NET MVC and AngularJS.

Don't have experience with some of these? We will consider candidates who have a proven record of delivering in an agile environment and are willing to put in the effort to learn and to build up this highly sought after skill set. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.


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