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Principal Software Engineer Microsoft
Redmond, WA

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Job Description

Any Developer. Any App. Any Platform.

Microsoft continues to make big investments to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Come join the team responsible for delivering the Visual Studio family of products. It's an incredibly rich space with many challenging technical problems begging for well-designed, well-executed and innovative solutions.

We create modern tools & services that help developers build apps & services for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iOS, Android, Azure and many more. The team builds developer tools (Visual Studio & Visual Studio Code), and designs & develops compilers & runtimes for C#, TypeScript (JavaScript) & C++. In a 2018 survey done by, Visual Studio & Visual Studio Code were the top 2 most popular development environments & tools.

Our tools & services help a wide spectrum of developers all the way from professional developers to middle school students. We create solutions together in a rich, collaborative environment and while we work hard together, work/life balance and having fun are also core values. Make your mark, make an impact, and make developers the most successful and productive developers in the world!

Read about, and try, the most recent releases of the Visual Studio family of products here:

Basic Qualifications:

8+ years of experience developing commercial software and/or service

Preferred Qualifications:

10+ years of experience developing commercial software and/or services.

Strong design and development experience that includes development in C++/C/C#, preferably with distributed programming models

Passion in building and designing very large-scale and secure systems; prior experience in building large scale online systems is a big plus.

Successful track record of having delivered cloud computing and virtualization-based services to customers

The ability to multi-task while balancing short term and long-term needs is essential

Demonstrated problem solving and debugging skills.

Ability to learn and grasp concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment is critical to success.

Ability to triage customer requirements, prioritize, implement and iterate with customer for feedback.

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 looking for a principal software engineer to help us deliver tools & services to significantly improve developers' productivity. We are bringing the power of machine learning to help developers be more productive with services like Visual Studio IntelliCode. We are bringing innovative collaboration services like Visual Studio Live Share so developers can work together to code and debug their apps and services. You will partner with team members across the Visual Studio family, impacting every corner of Visual Studio, to help ensure Visual Studio remains the most productive part of our customer's daily life.

You will work in a collaborative environment to build features in tools & services, ship them to customers frequently and learn from customer feedback. You will build simple and empowering experiences in developer tools, highly scalable cloud services that the tools will connect to, and systems that monitor the health of the services. The software you build will help millions of developers all over the world reach their potential.

You will become part of a team where learning from peers and growing as a team is a core principle.

About Microsoft

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