Software Engineer II

Last updated 17 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

OneDrive is Microsoft’s solution for cloud file storage - the one place for all your important documents, files and folders, photos and videos and more, across work and life, and on all your devices. The OneDrive and SharePoint team is looking for a motivated and strong Software Engineer to help us evolve our service infrastructure stack as we scale to an ever-growing customer base.

You'll design and deliver systems that manages dynamic capacity, automate scale out and ensures no customer impact throughout the change management cycle. You will deliver systems to meet our business continuity planning goals, provide telemetry for optimizing the service and drive our response time for detecting and resolving service issues down.

Your work will tie into Azure and Office 365 - Microsoft’s big, bold bets in the cloud - and will be critical to winning modern cloud-first and mobile-first workloads for files and folders, team collaboration, SharePoint Online and more.

We are looking for people with a ton of passion, a desire to try big things, people who have a lot of curiosity and are not afraid to jump in to some seriously hard problems, organize the work, and get results. We are looking for people who use and love OneDrive. The most important trait we look for is raw passion for technology and for the space that we are in with OneDrive. We want people who are fanatical about the cloud, who use OneDrive or even our competitors’ products, and who want to change the game by working on OneDrive.


Working with a team of talented engineers, you will be responsible for driving the development of major features in a multi-faceted application. You enjoy developing engineering best-practices and mentoring other engineers. You will collaborate with project managers, data scientists, designers and other engineers to gather requirements and inform your feature design. You independently develop all layers of an application, including user interface, core business logic, embedded database and cloud service integration. You are comfortable having your code reviewed and reviewing the code of others. You know how to strike a balance between performance, quality, and speed of development.


Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of industry software development, and/or software engineering experience.
  • 4+ years of industry programming, expertise in C++, C#, Java, or other OOP language(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent
  • Experience running and working on services at scale
  • Experience in developing, debugging and maintaining code in object oriented languages and database querying languages.
  • Strong coding, debugging, algorithm design and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent hands-on design, coding and debugging skills
  • Track record of driving projects independently, taking calculated smart risks and executing on them successfully
  • Desire to operate in an agile development environment
  • Experience with cloud technologies and/or cloud services a plus

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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