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Redmond, WA

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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 a developer with a keen interest in thinking through developer productivity challenges from the UI all the way to the backend implementation no matter whether developing locally or on remote machines. 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.

Required Basic Qualifications:

* BA in CS or related field
* 2 years of experience as IC
* Practical experience in TypeScript or JavaScript
* Excellence in algorithms and data structures
* Demonstrated experience in working on large complex code bases (any programming language)
* Demonstrated 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.

Microsoft Cloud Background Check:

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role.

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

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