Principal Software Engineer

Last updated 6 days ago
Location:Bellevue, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Microsoft Search, Assistant and Intelligence (MSAI) team is looking for talented Software Engineers - individuals with a desire to develop solutions to very difficult problems, to create, innovate, and define the next generation of Search across the company. Our mission is to allow users to get what they want fast and efficiently from any Microsoft search box. You will have an opportunity to collaborate with teams across the company -Microsoft Windows, Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft Office, One-drive for Business, Share point and many more! You'd be part of a team working to modernize the way users discover, navigate and search across their organization's data corpus and help make them more productive. We work extremely closely with a variety of teams to guarantee user privacy and compliance while also offering users a robust set of experiences that help them find what they're looking for. To power these experiences, the team operates and maintains highly scalable services that work faster than a blink of an eye to help make experiences shine and delight our users. We work with all kinds of relevance and research/science teams from within Bing to MSR and beyond to scout, incubate and deliver compelling and differentiated experiences to the user. This unique and high impact opportunity will empower you to apply both your engineering and machine learning skills. As a member of our team your contribution would have cross-division wide impact and provide excellent growth potential.

Responsibilities

We are looking for a passionate, creative, self-starting software engineer who thrives in a start-up environment. You will be expected to work on many levels - from high level vision, to design and implementations of both self-contained components and large, team-oriented code bases. Your coding skills will be challenged writing scalable, distributed, and highly efficient components. You will also be responsible for monitoring live site to ensure rock-solid availability. You will be responsible for evaluating new techniques by defining the metrics to measure their effectiveness, identifying opportunities through data mining, evaluating the results of A/B experiments as well as implementation of your techniques into our offline and live production systems. Candidates must have a proven track record of shipping software through multiple product cycles while dealing with challenges such as cross-team dependencies, rapid shipping schedules, and ambiguous requirements.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, EE or equivalent
  • Strong experience in designing, developing and shipping software (Minimum: 7 years, Preferred: 10 years)
  • 7+ years of production experience in modeling or software development using the following languages: C#, C, C++, Python, Java or R
  • Strong programming and algorithm design skills and real passion for data driven decision-making

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with building and operating large scale production services
  • Experience with Search technologies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with excellent interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • 10+ years designing, developing and shipping production software
  • Enjoy learning and ramping up on new technologies quickly

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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