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Senior Software Engineer


Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Charlotte, North Carolina, Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, California, Orlando, Florida, Portland, Oregon, Redmond, Washington, San Francisco, California, Sunnyvale, California

Job Type: Full time



Help unlock the true power of data today to create a better tomorrow. 

The Intelligence Platform team at Microsoft, is creating a new generation of tools and infrastructure to transform data into insight and into action. The world produces exabytes of data every hour, yet people and organizations tap into only a fraction of its full value today because their tools take too much time and expertise to use. We’ve set out to make it easy for them to harness data to solve critical problems and create innovative new products, services, and experiences. So that it looks and feels like magic to our users, our team does the hard work to build world-class user experiences, platforms and services that remove the complexity and pain of working with big data. 

We’re looking for great back-end engineers to develop world-class services that enable people to easily extract the full value of their data. You will solve hard problems in distributed systems, containerized workflows, compilers, big data, query optimization, storage, networking, or more. You will leverage open-source and proprietary technologies and use languages including C, C++, C#, Java, Python, and more. You will build and operate services with world-class availability, performance, and scalability.  


We’re a rapidly growing global team. We foster a high-trust environment with great collaboration, open dialogue, and fun. We celebrate our different identities, cultures, experiences, and work styles. We seek out diverse perspectives and challenge our assumptions, so we build the best product together. We value excellence and support each other in learning and growing together. We try new ideas, learn, fail-fast, and try again. And ultimately, we love delighting our customers and helping them succeed. 

We’d like your help in advancing the state-of-the-art in big data! 


  • You will design, implement, test, deploy, maintain, and improve our software components and services while maintaining quality
  • You will embrace and use state-of-the-art new technologies
  • You will participate in technical discussions and bring new ideas to the table 
  • You will work with Product Managers, Program Managers, Architects, and UX Designers to design and specify new features from the engineering standpoint 
  • You will develop software that empowers customers to optimize their business processes 
  • Author internal tools that improve the teams’ quality and productivity 
  • Contribute to the positive, solution focused and creative team spirit 
  • You will be comfortable with ambiguity and deliver results with different working methodologies and fluid team structures. 
  • Ability to deliver with different working methodologies and fluid team structures
  • Support less experienced team members in their progress and development 


Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years professional experience in software engineering
    • OR Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field AND 4+ year(s) technical experience in software engineering
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field and 3+ year(s) technical experience in software engineering
  • Experience with design and implementation of enterprise-scale services   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of industry software engineering experience developing and operating complex systems using C++, C#, Java, OR Python or any other Backend language    
  • 5+ years of demonstrated technical leadership in shipping high-quality cloud services and/or applications
  • 5+ years of experience with shipping high-quality cloud services and/or applications
  • Experience in developing, debugging, and supporting code in object-oriented languages and database querying languages. 
  • Experience with building infrastructure using Cloud technology like Service Fabric, App Service, Docker. 
  • Experience in developing and debugging products and test code within a micro-services architecture 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure, AWS or similar cloud computing platforms is preferred
  • Effective collaborator, experienced in creating technical partnerships across teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills

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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