Principal Software Engineer

Last updated 9 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Are you passionate about improving the way people interact through new innovations in collaboration? Does a platform that enables anyone to build highly distributed and collaborative experiences intrigue you? Does thinking about how to empower developers and simultaneously re-think core productivity experiences such as Office, Teams, Edge, Outlook inspire you?

The Fluid Framework team’s mission is to develop both the underlying technologies and establish high value customer facing scenarios for a new generation of collaboration experiences. We aim to utilize a fundamentally new shared distributed data model to enable a future of high scale collaboration and communication.


As a Principal Software Engineer on the Fluid Framework team, you will be responsible for key areas of our platform that enable developers to build highly collaborative experiences easily and reliably. You will be empowered to have end-to-end ownership for your areas including design, code, test and telemetry coverage. You’ll partner deeply across disciplines as well as across teams to help deliver results that delight our customers. As a technical leader on the team you will also be responsible for mentoring early in career engineers who have a wide range of skills and experiences.

As a team we believe in doing all of this while having fun! A core part of our team culture involves supporting an environment where everyone can do their best work. We expect all our team members to support this culture.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in building and shipping production grade software or services
  • Bachelor or Masters’ degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in shipping high-quality products or services

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working on distributed systems and/or high-performance systems
  • Strong cross-discipline and cross group collaboration skills
  • Proven development experience in client-side web development including experience with JavaScript/Typescript
  • Strong problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience participating in open source projects

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.