Software Engineer II

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

The Remote Desktop Team is part of the Core Operating System & Intelligent Edge (COSINE) division. We have developed a mature business and build the clients, SDKs and services to support application and desktop remoting on a variety of devices (desktops, phones, tablets, Hololens, etc.) and platforms (Windows, Windows 10X, Android, iOS, macOS, Linux, etc.). In addition, we own and run the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Azure service, which is one of the fastest growing technologies that Microsoft has to offer to enterprises.

Our team, at its core, values individual creativity and passion and is a place where we expect every developer to continually grow both technically, and personally. We value people who can bring a diverse perspective to our product and where a developer will not just write code but will have a real meaningful impact on the direction of the product and which features to build. We are building a team where diversity of thought and background is valued as strongly as technical skills, and where everyone is encouraged to come up with innovative ideas to make our customers’ lives better. Curiosity, creativity and versatility are strongly valued. But successful candidates will also need to demonstrate an ability to deliver viable solutions that can run efficiently and reliably in large distributed computing environments. Given the broad range of technologies we use, all candidates should expect to grow and learn a lot with our team.

If you want to work in a fast-paced environment where creativity and experimentation is at the core of the culture, if you want to impact a huge customer base that spans platforms and devices, if you enjoy collaborating with Microsoft internal and external partners to build an awesome remoting experience, and if you want to be an integral part of Microsoft's mission to empower every person to achieve more, then come, join our team!

Responsibilities

As an engineer on the Remote Desktop Team, you will work on (1) the next generation of cross-platform Remote Desktop clients and the core protocol code that powers RDP experiences, and (2) Windows server-side components that support existing and new desktop and application remoting features. Your work will involve improving user experiences, connectivity, security, performance, scale and reliability; and engineering components to enhance testability, diagnosability, and telemetry. You will also be working directly with customers to understand and resolve their issues.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 + years of experience as a software engineer, coding in an object-oriented programming language such as C++, C#, Swift or Java.
  • 3 + years of experience developing production quality, scalable software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing/building/shipping/debugging production quality software.
  • Great design and problem-solving skills, with a strong bias for quality and engineering excellence.
  • Demonstrable ability to own and deliver projects and results of increasing technical complexity.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong leadership, ownership, urgency, and drive to create high quality customer experiences.
  • BS in Computer Science or 4 years of equivalent IT work experience.

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 Screen: 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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