Principal Software Design Engineer

Microsoft

Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time

Posted

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- Reshma Saujani

Microsoft is embarking on a new effort to address the growing needs of employees around the world. We are building the Microsoft Viva product suite to address the fundamental shift in how people work, build their career, and find meaning in their workplace. Ally.io has joined Microsoft through a recent acquisition to become a core pillar in the Microsoft Viva suite. Ally.io is a category-leading OKR SaaS solution that helps drive accountability, transparency, and alignment on goals across organizations. It was a highly successful startup based in Seattle (including Seattle Startup of the Year, and finalist for next Tech Titan) with a significant team footprint in India. As part of Viva, we have once in a lifetime opportunity to build a massive business from ground up and bring purpose, happiness, and productivity to millions.


Ally is seeking excellent Principal Engineers who will focus on building software applications that scale well. As a principal engineer you will closely work with other engineers, managers, product, design and operations teams to create solutions that meet business requirements. You will drive engineering and operational excellence across Ally. You will collaborate with other engineers to surface common pain points, develop solutions and evangelize best practices. You will also support, mentor and help other engineers in the team.

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities: 


  • You will play a significant role in shaping our software architecture that provides measurable customer value.

  • Ensure availability, latency, scalability needs addressed by engineering reliability into software and systems.

  • Focus on operability of the service including security, privacy, resiliency, Business Continuity & disaster recovery.

  • You understand both technology and business to know the right tradeoffs to make.
    You will work closely with your peers, managers, product, design and operations teams to create solutions that meet business requirements.

  • You will drive engineering and operational excellence across Ally.

  • You will collaborate with other engineers to surface common pain points, develop solutions and evangelize best practices.

Qualifications


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience building customer-facing web and/or mobile applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience architecting, building, and maintaining highly available services in a large service-oriented architecture (SOA).
  • Exceptional coding abilities and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications.
  • Full-stack developer with good proficiency in JavaScript, Typescript, AngularJS, ReactJS, Ruby, RoR, HTML5, ExpressJS, CSS/SCSS, Linux.
  • Excellence in software engineering practices, coding and solid foundation in data structures, algorithms with strong testing, debugging and analytical skills. 
  • A passion for distributed systems and large-scale storage.
  • Experience with distributed databases, transaction semantics/management, and indexing systems. 
  • Experience with multi-threaded/parallel programming.
  • Experience at many layers of the tech stack (native, web, service, UX, model, data).
  • Open minded and thoughtful when making technology choices.
  • Experience with existing M365 foundational technologies.

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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