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Software Engineer II



Software Engineering
Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Our world is rapidly transforming. The amount of data each of us consume and create is ever increasing. In fact, the total amount of content in the world is doubling every two years now. People spend 20% of their time looking for information and 60% of people claim to be missing key pieces of data to make decisions daily. All of us must manage an ever-increasing number of processes and systems often while on the go and multitasking. On the OneDrive and SharePoint team, we believe cutting edge technology can help our customers thrive in an information dense world.

We are excited about transforming our customers into “AI natives” where technology augments their ability to achieve more with the files, web pages, news, and other content that people need to get their task done efficiently by providing them timely and actionable notifications that understand their intents, context and adapts to their work habits. We are building a large-scale distributed system on top of SharePoint, O365 Substrate, Azure, a micro-services architecture, Machine Learning and more. As a Software Engineer II on our team, you'll approach our problem space with empathy for the change our customers are undergoing with the cloud. We achieve more through partnerships with and providing notification capabilities to many apps across O365 delivering billions on notifications, functioning as scenario and customer experts. We’ll continue to embrace the Microsoft philosophy of an inclusive culture and growth mindset, so we bring fresh perspective to this area of our product portfolio.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Builds knowledge, shares new ideas, and shares pinpoints of engineering tool gaps to improve software developer tools to support other programs, tools, and applications to create, debug, and maintain code for complex product features.
  • Helps to identify internal tools and creates tools that will be useful for creating the product, determining if methods are still applicable for the current solution.
  • Runs code in simulated, or other non-production environments to confirm functionality and error-free runtime for products with little to no oversight.
  • Contributes to efforts to ensure the correct processes are followed to achieve a high degree of security, privacy, safety, and accessibility.
  • Checks for visible evidence to demonstrate compliance for product areas.
  • Applies best practices to reliably build code that is based on well-established methods while also applying best practices for new code development.
  • Demonstrates and maintains an up-to-date understanding of both global and local regulations for technologies and system applications to ensure regulations are met.
  • Maintains communication with key partners across the Microsoft ecosystem of engineers.
  • Considers partners across teams and their end goals for products to drive and achieve desirable user experiences and fitting the dynamic needs of partners/customers through product development.
  • Other: Embody our Culture and Values


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 2+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    • OR equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience with developing large high-scale micro services, with service-oriented development and cloud-based systems.
Other Requirements

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years experience working with cross functional teams

Software Engineering IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 - $182,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $120,900 - $198,600 per year.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.