Software Engineer II

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

At Microsoft, we strongly believe that Mixed Reality is the future. We are the Mixed Reality Services team, responsible for a suite of services including Remote Rendering and Azure Spatial Anchors, that bring holograms to life across all platforms. Come join us as we build out our live streaming service for holographic content.

Helping our customers succeed with our solutions is what excites us every day! Our team has people from a wide variety of backgrounds, previous work histories, and life experiences, and we are eager to maintain and grow that diversity. Our diversity of background and experience enables us to be better at building the best solutions for our customers, while having a blast building it! We believe in sane work hours, using our vacation time and we offer paid parental leave. In addition, we are passionate about learning on the job, and we have several hackathon weeks a year to ensure we have an opportunity to go beyond the planned and prioritized work and allow everyone to drive innovation. Our culture is collaborative, passionate and customer focused. We love the cultural change that is happening at Microsoft, and we try to bring our growth mindset to work every day!


We are looking for a Software Engineer to build an new Mixed Reality service. The ideal candidate is inclusive and wants to mentor a team of engineers who have a wide range of skills and experiences. You are a person with deep software engineering background and have shipped at least one product. You are able to use your expertise to build streaming services that augment the capability of Mixed Reality devices, at scale, anywhere in the world. All this and operate in an agile startup-like environment.


- 3+ years of professional development experience

- A desire to create an inclusive environment to teach and mentor junior engineers

- Ability to work across teams

- A desire to invent new technologies when existing ones are not sufficient to meet our needs

- Experience in (one of) C/C++/C#

Highly desirable:

- 5+ years of professional development experience

- Experience building high-scale services

- Experience building RESTful services

- Experience with Kubernetes, Linux and Azure technologies


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 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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