Senior Software Engineer

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Do you want to help revolutionize the future of education? Do you want to help millions of people around the world improve their reading skills? If so, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is, to empower every learner, family and educator on the planet to connect, learn and achieve more. Come join a supportive, diverse and data-driven team whose members are encouraged to explore innovative ideas, establish hypotheses and implement them iteratively to learn and adapt quickly. We operate like a startup inside a large organization.


We are looking for a highly motivated senior software engineer, with deep knowledge and passion around front-end experiences. The ideal candidate should able to work closely within a group of highly skilled, dedicated and smart engineers and have the software architecture and engineering skills to deliver high quality applications. We are a very dynamic team and you will be exposed to many areas of engineering starting from defining the feature to working with UX|I engineers to building the experience to collaborating with partner teams. If you are a highly motivated and innovative senior software engineer capable of taking up new challenges and are passionate about education in the digital age then this is the team for you.


Candidates should have a good computer science background; a B.S. degree in engineering, computer science or math is preferred or equivalent work experience; and excellent analytical skills. Great communication and problem solving skills are a must, as well as proven ability to collaborate with teams across the firm and outside.

The ideal candidate would have full-stack skills in order to be able to contribute on the service side as well as the front-end.


  • Front-end development experience with React and (JavaScript or TypeScript)
  • Experience shipping worldwide, compliant services and applications
  • Experience collaborating across partner teams
  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering


  • Front-end development experience with SCSS and Node.JS
  • Experience with developing accessible apps
  • Back-end development experience, RESTful services, C# + WebAPI or equivalent
  • Experience with testing frameworks like Jest, Puppeteer, Playwright
  • Experience with distributed version control system e.g. Git 
  • Experience with web/native mobile development
  • Good understanding of networking and network components (CDN, HTTP, Web Servers, Load Balancers 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.

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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