Senior Software Engineer

Redmond, WA, United States

What if someone asked you how many people your daily work *really* affected?  What if instead of 100 people, or 1000 - you could truthfully say every single developer building for Microsoft platforms (i.e. millions)?  Come join the team responsible for delivering the Visual Studio family of products. It's an incredibly rich space with many challenging technical problems begging for well-designed, well-executed and innovative solutions. We create modern tools and services that help developers build apps and services for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iOS, Android, Azure and many more. The team builds tools like Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, and designs and develops compilers and runtimes for C#, TypeScript (JavaScript) and C++.  In a 2018 survey done by, Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code were the top 2 most popular development environments and tools.  Our tools and services help a wide spectrum of developers all the way from professional developers to middle school students.  We create solutions together in a rich, collaborative environment and while we work hard together, work/life balance and having fun are also core values. Make your mark, make an impact, and make developers targeting Microsoft's platforms the most successful and productive developers in the world!


We are looking for a senior software engineer to help us deliver additional tools and services to significantly improve developers’ productivity. You will work with program managers to understand customer needs, develop experiences that make them more productive as they work with their team members to develop their apps and services.


You will work in a collaborative environment to build features in tools and services, ship them to customers frequently and learn from customer feedback. You will build simple and powerful experiences in the developer tools, highly scalable cloud services that the tools will connect to, and systems that monitor the health of the services. The software you build will help millions of developers all over the world.


You will become part of a team where learning from peers and growing as a team is a core theme.


Read about, and try, the most recent releases of Visual Studio family of products here:


Position characteristics:
• Loves working with a smart, technical customer base
• Enjoys figuring out difficult technical problems in a foundational space that will affect Visual Studio's ability to deliver on features that target new platforms or provide new experiences
• Likes the idea that the code you build, and design has one of the most direct correlations to developer satisfaction, and by delivering high quality, performant, and elegant experiences you can greatly enhance a developer's day-to-day enjoyment
• Wants to be part of a motivated and collaborative engineering team
• Design, implement, debug, and deliver rich developer experiences and services using C#, TypeScript(JavaScript), and/or C++


Preferred Qualifications:
• 5+ years of experience developing commercial software


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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