Software Engineer II

Bellevue, WA, United States

The Substrate Search team is looking for talented Software Engineers - individuals with a desire to develop solutions to very difficult problems, to create, innovate, and define the next generation of Search. Our mission is to allow users to get what they want fast and efficiently from any Microsoft search box. You will have an opportunity to collaborate with teams across the company -Microsoft Windows, Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft Office, One-drive for Business, Sharepoint and many more! You'd be part of a team working to modernize the way users discover, navigate and search across their organization’s Office365 corpus and help make them more productive. We strive to break down the barriers of traditional search and instead offer the most relevant and contextual based suggestions to help users discover the content they are looking for; spanning their Contacts, Emails, Documents and their organization's data. We work very closely with the Office 365 team to guarantee user privacy and compliance while also offering users a robust set of experiences that help them find what they're looking for. To power these experiences, the team operates and maintains highly scalable services that work faster than a blink of an eye to help make experiences shine and delight our users. We work with all kinds of relevance and research/science teams from within Bing to MSR and beyond to scout, incubate and deliver compelling and differentiated experiences to the user. This unique and high impact opportunity will empower you to apply both your engineering and machine learning skills. As a member of our team your contribution would have cross-division wide impact and provide excellent growth potential.


We are looking for a passionate, creative, self-starting software developer who thrives in a start-up environment. You will be expected to work on many levels - from design and implementations of both self-contained components and large, team-oriented code bases. Your coding skills will be challenged writing scalable, distributed, and highly efficient components. You will also be responsible for monitoring live site for core services/scenarios to ensure rock-solid availability. Candidates must have a proven track record of shipping software through multiple product cycles while dealing with challenges such as cross-team dependencies and rapid schedules.



  • 3+ years of software development and design experience
  • 3+ years of experience with C++, C#, Java or similar languages
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Web Services/Distributed Systems a definite plus
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to abstract concepts
  • Industry experience in shipping product


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 formXXOIRecruitXX


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