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Microsoft Corporation Viva Senior Backend Software Engineer (Redmond, WA or Remote) in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft is embarking on a new effort to address the growing needs of employees around the world. We are building a product suite designed to address the fundamental shift in how people learn and build their career. We are looking for team members who are excited to join our team and make a difference with Microsoft Viva. Employee engagement is undergoing a fundamental shift in response to economic, demographic, and societal changes. People want to be excited about their work, be connected to their company culture, understand how to succeed, and feel supported across a spectrum of onboarding, skilling, coaching and mentoring. Our team is dedicated to examining the employee journey and delivery software and services to make it better.

We are looking for Senior Engineers for the Employee Experience team who will be responsible for building new modules and horizontal features that span multiple modules in the Microsoft Viva Product Suite. This job has the option to be in Redmond WA or remote. The Employee Experience team is run as a start-up, encouraging team members to share a sense of “founderism”. Team members engage directly with customers, iterate rapidly, and focus on solving the needs of employees around the world. Our culture is inclusive, casual, and high energy. Our team celebrates diverse backgrounds, and values passion for serving our customers. Our team has a strong sense of accountability and provides its members with opportunities for learning and career growth.


  • Lead architecture and implementation for complex features with an emphasis on quality, performance, simplicity, durability, scalability, and maintainability.

  • Provide technical leadership across rapid prototyping, feature development and service fundamentals / system health monitoring.

  • Review and contribute to the specifications and implementations written by other team members.

  • Collaborate with Partner Engineering Teams and drive technical strategy and alignment to make the product successful from the start.


  • 5+ years of software design and development experience in backend technologies; C, C#, C++, or Java

  • Strong technical abilities around design, coding, rapid prototyping, debugging, and problem solving

  • Excellent verbal, written and cross group collaboration and communication skills

  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent field experience

  • Experience working with distributed systems / microservices architectures

  • Ability to work on cross-platform code

  • Commitment to deliver the best experience for customers

If all of this sounds exciting to you, we would love to hear from you.

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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