Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 11 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

In the 2019 survey run by StackOverflow, Visual Studio was chosen as one of the top development environments and tools.

The Visual Studio Core Project team is a small team in the larger VS organization that provides the glue that connects the main development features in Visual Studio including the compilers, editor, debugger, designers, and more. The project system provides the central functionality used by every user of VS.

On our team, we focus on customer insights, build customer-first features, and ensure that performance and reliability in Visual Studio meets the highest standards. Our goals are to delight and enable all developers that rely on Visual Studio to develop their applications.


We are looking for a software engineer at ease working in a small and agile team, who is passionate about continuing to make Visual Studio the leading development platform.

We invite you to join our team. As a developer, you are the primary user for Visual Studio and working on VS presents a unique opportunity to build and shape the product in a way you’d like to see it grow.


Basic Qualifications:

5+ years of experience programming and unit testing commercial software in C#, C++

Preferred Qualifications:

These are skills that help you succeed – whether you exhibit them now or pick them up along the way, from your peers.

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and efficiently collaborate with partners to deliver outstanding results
  • Experience in using telemetry for data driven development would be very useful
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong empathy for customers and persistent drive to learn from them
  • Willingness to deep dive in technology and the ability to zoom out to frame the big picture
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent 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 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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