Software Engineer

Bellevue, WA, United States

The Spartans team is part of the Artificial Intelligence Core group at Microsoft, and it is looking for premier software engineers. We are a team of elite engineers with experience in the scalable online technologies. We take on very high impact and valuable work and use our experience to quickly deliver it. There is never a dull project in our portfolio, we are simply always working on the most strategic areas of Bing and Cortana.


The key to Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization in the world to achieve more is to build the premier platforms and productivity services that are intelligent, personal and always accessible.


The Artificial Intelligence Core group is right in the center of that vision, being the brains behind Bing, Bing Ads and Cortana. Join us, and you will play a key role in building the next generation platform and artificial intelligence solutions that will power many more of the productivity services and conversational experiences envisioned across the company. You will participate on the prototyping of new ideas, and then scale solutions to hundreds of millions of users. All that while working in an agile and yet flexible, inclusive and highly collaborative environment. You define your workday, in an environment based on trust and results! 


Do you have a CS degree and enjoy learning and ramping up on new technologies quickly? Join this elite team! While experience with the Bing and Cortana stack would be beneficial, the team is willing to invest in ramping up and improving your skills!  


Required qualifications/experience:

  • 2+ year experience working as a software engineer
  • You can code in either C# or C++ or Java
  • You can demonstrate strong software design skills
  • You have strong problem-solving skills, cultivate positive relationships, and has clear communication and coordination skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field required 


Additional qualifications/experience preferred:

  • Experience with OOP, TDD and agile development models
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure services is highly desirable
  • Experience with SQL, NoSQL and Big Data technologies
  • Experience in implementing cross browser web applications
  • Experience building web services using ASP.NET (or similar technologies) and SDKs based on REST APIs, ODATA or JSON
  • Knowledge of Windows, iOS/OSX, Android app development
  • Machine learning model development experience
  • Experience with Bing technology stack 

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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