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Software Engineer II Microsoft
Redmond, WA

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The Remote Desktop Team is part of the Cloud and Enterprise Division. The Remote Desktop team has developed a mature business with desktop and app remoting. Our team is focused on supporting our existing business and optimizing our solutions for deployments in Azure. We develop client applications on all major platforms to support our existing business, personal desktop connections, and our new RDS modern infrastructure.

Our team, at its core, values individual creativity and passion and is a place where we expect every developer to continually grow both technically, and personally. We value people who can bring a diverse perspective to our product and where a developer will not just write code but will have a real meaningful impact on the direction of the product and which features to build. We are building a team where diversity of thought and background is valued as strongly as technical skills, and where everyone is encouraged to come up with innovative ideas to make our customers' lives better. Curiosity, creativity and versatility are strongly valued. But successful candidates will also need to demonstrate an ability to deliver viable solutions that can run efficiently and reliably in large distributed computing environments. Given the broad range of technologies we use, all candidates should expect to grow and learn a lot with our team.

Ideal candidate would have prior experience / knowledge in:

Basic Qualifications:

* BS in Computer Science or 4 years of equivalent IT work experience
* At least 3 years of experience as a software engineer, coding an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, or C++

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience developing Windows services, and/or mini-filter drivers
* Experience designing / building / shipping / debugging production quality software services
* Experience in designing, building, and trouble-shooting large-scale distributed systems
* Great design and problem-solving skills, with a strong bias for quality and engineering excellence
* Demonstrable ability to own and deliver projects and results of increasing technical complexity
* Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written

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.


As an engineer on the remote desktop team, you will work on the next generation of Remote Desktop services that are built for both hosters and enterprises. The work will involve improving the experiences of users when running in remote computing environments. You will work on making a user's profile roaming experience as fast, and seamless as possible when they are moving between different remote computers. You will implement diagnostics into the profile roaming components to better allow the hoster admins to diagnose problems. You will also be responsible for adding telemetry to the products to help the company better know the adoption of the features and its issues. You will sometimes be working directly with customers, other Microsoft teams and external partners to resolve their issues

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