Senior Software Engineer

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

Would you like to work on a product that will directly impact the daily life of billions of people? Or would you like to work on a product that is used by over 90% of the largest fortune 100 companies? If you are excited by either opportunity, please come join the IC3 (Intelligent Conversation and Communications Cloud) division at Microsoft.

As the world leader in providing communication services to consumers and businesses, Skype/Teams is enabling hundreds of millions of individuals and businesses in making billions of minutes of video/voice calls every day. Over ninety of the Fortune 100 companies are now using Skype for Business already and we are expanding the next generation Teams client and converged cloud services to power the future growth of O365 through the premium offering of enterprise voice and cloud meeting services. The consumer-focused Teams/Skype products and services are also transitioning to the mobile first and cloud first strategy by offering industry leading video and PSTN calling services on mobile through cloud. We are looking for brilliant minds to join us on this once in a life time transformation of the Teams/Skype product lines and services.


The IC3 media team is responsible for the research and development of the core real time media stack components enabling the Skype and Teams family products to work across the variety of platforms as well as enabling highly scalable media servers running in the cloud.

We are looking for a talented developer with strong interest and potentials in building highly reliable and scalable network services, highly dependable mission critical meeting/calling products as well as applying large data and machine learning techniques for competitive innovations. He/she will be designing and implementing the client and server media streaming/communication components, interfacing with other teams in Teams/Skype to improve and extend existing functionalities, analyzing production telemetry for areas of improvements, and working with the partner teams on improvements in testing and benchmarking the core media services.


A successful candidate must have the following pre-requisite knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Excellent C++ and C skills
  • Experience with programming for networking, multi-threaded systems, and/or real time media
  • Good understanding of system software including OS and networking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 5+ years of industrial experiences in software development esp. in the area of realtime media development
  • Masters degree in Computer Science or Engineering

It is also highly desirable if the candidate has experiences like:

  • Hands-on experience with real time communication protocols
  • Hands-on experience with application of big data, machine learning techniques to improve systems.
  • Practitioner of the latest engineering methodologies; Unit testing, TDD, Agile etc.

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.