Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 2 months ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

C+E is developing some of Microsoft’s largest scale, most business-critical cloud services. These services have a huge global footprint of over 240 markets and process millions of transactions daily, with loads growing rapidly as Microsoft moves to a fully cloud-powered services and devices company. That platform powers all of Microsoft’s key businesses – Azure, Office 365, XBOX, Windows App Store to name just a few. The platform also powers the licensing business for millions of customers, enterprises and companies, large and small, enabling them to use Microsoft software and services across cloud, on-premises, and hybrid scenarios. 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 Commerce Platform.

As a central organization with a C+E wide charter, Commerce Reliability Engineering (CRE) is uniquely positioned to deliver platforms, products, and practices that drive reliability, security, compliance, and efficiency improvements across C+E commerce platform. We are leveraging cutting edge tech including Kubernetes, Containers, Redis, and the latest Microsoft Azure Cloud technologies, while closely collaborating with Azure technology teams. Program Managers on the CRE team partner with hundreds of services teams and dozens of Azure technology teams daily to build industry best Commerce services infrastructure on top of Azure platform.

We are looking for talented and self-driven software engineers across all levels, with great passion for agility, quality, efficiency, and the desire to drive innovation. You will work with a dedicated team of high-caliber individuals and across different disciplines. This is a critical role for our team and we’re looking for engineers who are excited about an opportunity to design, implement and influence the future of Microsoft Commerce & Ecosystem Services.


  • Design and development of large scale online and offline platform and tools for commerce systems.
  • Optimize platforms and systems to make them highly performant, reliable and cost-effective.
  • Develop platform and tools that are robust, allow for rapid development, low development cost, and low maintenance cost.
  • Architect and implement incremental update to the commerce systems.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant software design and development experience preferably on shipped server products or services
  • 3+ years of working with C#, Java or Python
  • A BS/MSc in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write concise and accurate technical documentation, communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences
  • Experience with building a highly scalable online service
  • Experience with C#, ASP.Net, and .Net Framework/.Net Core
  • Proven Experience of working through the full product cycle from initial design to final product
  • Outstanding technical problem solving skills
  • A proven track record of shipping quality products on time
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Container based micro-services
  • Solid working knowledge of SQL and database design
  • Experience writing performance-critical code

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