Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 26 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Billions of users. Billions of dollars. Millions of products. Planet-wide reach. Sell everything: apps, games, hardware. It’s Microsoft Core Commerce. If you are excited by working on software at the scale of one of the largest online marketplaces in the world then this is your dream job.

The Core Commerce Platform team is developing some of Microsoft’s largest scale and business critical cloud services. These services have a huge global footprint of over 240 markets and process hundreds of millions of transactions daily, with loads growing linearly as Microsoft moves to a “cloud first”, “mobile first” strategy. The platform powers all of Microsoft’s key services - Windows App Store, XBOX, Bing Ads, Office 365, Azure to name just a few. Whether renting a movie or buying a game on Xbox LIVE, purchasing an app on a Windows, signing up for an Office 365 subscription or paying for Azure services, you are using the Core Commerce platform.

Responsibilities

We are the Core Commerce team and are responsible for the services which power Microsoft’s marketplace. We specialize in a massive transactional infrastructure that handles the core commerce functionality of Xbox Live, Windows and Phone services. Every time a customer searches, buys, or gets a license for a product in the marketplace, they are using our service. If you have a gamertag, or if you’ve used your Xbox, Windows Store or phone to purchase a game, a song, a video, a subscription, or an app, then you’re one of our customers.

We’re looking for great developers writing excellent software. If you have a history of designing, owning and shipping software, as well as excellent communication and collaboration skills, then we want to talk to you. You should have a solid understanding of the software development cycle, from architecture to testing. You’ll have a passion for quality and be a creative thinker. You’ll write secure, reliable, scalable, and maintainable code, and then effectively debug it, test it and support it live. You should be comfortable owning a feature and making decisions independently.

Experience building scalable cloud services, distributed systems, and/or database systems would be a definite plus.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years demonstrated experience in designing and developing internet- scale distributed systems and services.
  • Strong design and programming skills in C# or Java.
  • Experience leading a virtual team of developers to deliver global, highly available, highly scalable services.
  • Strong hands-on software development expertise including object oriented design skills, .NET etc.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write concise and accurate technical documentation, communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences, and to lead development teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to impact/influence engineering and project teams
  • Proven track record of shipping highly-scalable and reliable services/systems
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting and be able to research innovative solutions for challenging business/technical problems
  • Solid technical aptitude and problem solving skills, take initiative, and must be result driven strong debugging skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expert understanding of Engineering Excellence processes and requirements
  • Expertise and knowledge in modern engineering practices (Continuous Integration, TDD, automated deployments with integrated quality gates)
  • Experience with Cloud Platforms like Windows Azure Platform, Amazon AWS, Google Apps
  • Experience with Big Data/Analytic Systems like Cosmos or Hadoop implementations
  • Experience in eCommerce

Education Qualification:

Master or Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent with related engineering experience is required.

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.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

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