Software Engineer II

Issaquah, WA, United States

Core Services Engineering builds and manages the critical products and services that Microsoft runs on. We boldly pursue big ideas that power transformational advances at Microsoft and for our customers, while helping Microsoft teams work smarter, faster and more securely every day. Core Services Engineering employees have deep technical and business expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand, large-scale experience with Microsoft and industry solutions. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates.
 
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!
 
Our teams are seeking Software Engineers, to join us as we create and deliver mission critical business services and processes for Microsoft. 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.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

 

• Design and develop distributed software services and solutions
• Adhere to and drive modern software engineering practices
• System design through well-defined interfaces across multiple components, code reviews
• 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, organizes and implements integration tests, and resolves problem areas and bugs
• Considers testability, portability/monitoring, reliability, and maintainability, and understands when his or her code is ready to be shared and delivered
• Exposes test coverage issues, organizes and implements integration tests, and resolves problem areas
• Gain a working understanding of Microsoft businesses and collaborate with mentors and leaders in order to contribute to cohesive, end-to-end experiences for our users
• Stay knowledgeable on existing, emerging technologies and do POCs to evaluate technology fits for customer needs
• Focus on customer/partner needs through a data driven approach (leveraging data, monitoring/telemetry, etc.)
• Trouble-shoot and optimize for the end users’ LiveSite experience
 



Qualifications

Knowledge, experience and skills:  


• 1+ years development and design working on high availability systems
• Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Math, Engineering or related field
• Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, Data Warehouse, and reporting frameworks, relational or NoSQL database experience, test automation
 


Preferred, not required:


• Operating in an Agile team
• Experience with direct, remote and virtual teams
• Relevant experience in design
• Testing mindset, before beginning code development
• Translate problem solving techniques into code
• Understanding of data structure and data storage solutions

Preferred, not required:

• Operating in an Agile team
• Experience with direct, remote and virtual teams
• Relevant experience in design
• Testing mindset, before beginning code development
• Translate problem solving techniques into code
• Understanding of data structure and data storage solutions

 


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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

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