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Principal Software Engineer Microsoft
Redmond, WA

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Job Description

We, the Visual Studio Code team, are looking for a new team member.

Visual Studio Code is a light-weight, cross-platform code editor used by millions of developers across the globe. The StackOverflow survey shows us at the top of the pack:

If you haven't done so yet, try VS Code for yourself at and have a look at the extensions that developers around the world have written using our API at Our code is on GitHub at, mostly written in TypeScript, a few critical parts are implemented natively. VS Code is built using web technologies and turned into a desktop application using Electron (

If you love Open Source and Web technologies, and you want to make millions of developers happy and productive, come and join us. We are looking for an experienced developer with a strong background in Source Control Management who is interested and motivated to improve our SCM support as well as our Remote Development support (

Beyond SCM, we have significant opportunities for you to explore, learn and grow a wide range of technologies and skills. You will be working with incredibly knowledgeable and motivated peers in a fast paced, supportive and diverse environment.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering

5+ years of experience as sofatware engineer

3+ years of experience in a technical leadership role

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong TypeScript/JavaScript and node.js skills

Excellence in algorithms and data structures

Demonstrated strong experience in developing SCM tooling

Demonstrated experience in working on large complex code bases (any programming language)

Demonstrated strong engagement in an OSS project on GitHub

More about you:

* You have a passion for great developer tools and enjoy working with developers.
* You are an avid learner and self-starter, and you like to be challenged.
* You possess a can-do attitude and a strong desire to innovate.

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

We are obsessed with code quality, performance, scalability, and usability. We are a quickly moving product and our responsibilities change over time. Although you will have an initial focus on improving our SCM support, you responsibilities will also change over time. Whatever you concrete responsibilities will be, they broadly will fall in the following categories:

* Improving UI and infrastructure of the VS Code core product
* Improving UI, services, and infrastructure of VS Code Remote Development
* Improving and create new extensions for VS Code
* Interact with our users on GitHub and on social channels such as Twitter
* Build and operate our engineering system
* Drive community engagement through blog posts and conference and meetup presentations.

About Microsoft

Microsoft develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions.

131000 employees

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