Software Engineer 2

Redmond, 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.

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.


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!


Job Responsibilities

  • Focus on customer/partner needs through a data driven approach
  • Contribute to a software engineering team in translating customer and technical requirements into service architecture to meet Quality of Service Expectations
  • Adhere to and drive modern software engineering practices through design 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.
  • Optimize automation, reliability and monitoring of LiveSite
  • Considers portability/monitoring, reliability, testability and maintainability to ensure her or his code is ready to be shared and delivered
  • Improve test coverage for services by exposing coverage issues, organizes and implements integration tests, and resolves problem areas
  • Build a clear understanding of Microsoft businesses and collaborate with mentors and leaders to contribute to cohesive, end-to-end experiences for our users
  • Stay educated on existing, emerging technologies and do POCs to evaluate technology fits for customer needs





  • 3+ years development and implementation on a high availability systems
  • 2+ years of experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, relational or NoSQL database experience, test automation


Preferred Qualifications

  • Working understanding operating in an Agile team
  • Experience with direct, remote and virtual teams
  • Experience in design
  • Testing mindset, before beginning code development
  • Translate problem solving techniques into code
  • Understanding of data structure and data storage solutions
  • BA or BS degree in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience)

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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