Software Engineer II

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Have you ever had the experience of implementing a micro-service that depends on another micro-service but you aren't sure how to call its REST API? Or wondering if there is already a micro-service in your organization that does what you need? Or your Azure application stopped working and you wanted to find out what changed in either the configuration or any dependent APIs? These are problems faced by cloud developers every day. With a vast set of possibilities, it's always very time-consuming to search for that reusable API during development and diagnose an issue in the production environment. It's also difficult to manage versions of application and APIs as they change over time.

We are a team in the Developer Division focused on making Azure the best cloud for developers. We work on services that help Azure developers during various phases of the development cycle: developing services, publishing APIs of those services, managing, discovering and consuming services within your organization, diagnosing problems with those services and investigating changes that might have affected those services. Our team owns the entire tech stack, from portal UI down to the backend powering these capabilities.

We are looking for engineers with a passion for cloud developer tools and services who can help us tackle this challenge. Experience in a programming language such as C#, C++, or Java, experience with investigating complex technical problems and ability to work with many partner teams are must-haves. Knowledge and experience with Azure or cloud development is a plus.


You will work with the Program Managers and UX designers on understanding customer requirements and creating the best UX for users. You will work with other engineers in the team to design and implement scalable services to meet customer scenarios. You will work with multiple partner teams to integrate our offerings with other Azure services. You will add telemetry, monitor usage, respond to incidents and broadly help operate the services in a cost-effective way.


Basic Qualifications

3+ years of experience developing commercial software with C#, C++ or Java

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent experience

Experience with building testable, distributed and highly scalable online services on Azure or similar cloud platform

Detail oriented design, coding, debugging and problem-solving skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Experience with Open Source Software development

Passion for quality with strong customer empathy

Ability to drive technical decisions across teams

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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