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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II in San Francisco, California

Do you enjoy software development and working directly with customers? Do you enjoy solving complex problems in novel ways across a myriad of platforms? Are you excited about working across a broad spectrum of domains including Cloud Native, DevOps, IoT, Machine Learning, and High Scale Compute?

If so, our Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) team (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkSafeCoXfU) could be a great fit for you. We are a global engineering organization that works directly with customers looking to leverage the latest technologies to address their toughest challenges and transform their industries using cloud-based solutions. We work closely with Microsoft product teams, partners, and open-source communities to empower our customers to do more with the cloud.

We are hiring a Software Engineer II for our east-coast based remote team with strong experience and expertise designing and delivering solutions using modern software engineering practices and cloud technologies. You will be working side-by-side with high-impact customers and their engineers to build innovative solutions. You will solve exciting business problems and collaborating with the Microsoft product teams to improve our products, ultimately to make it easier for developers to use Microsoft platforms. We source our ideas and designs by maintaining very deep connections with these open-source communities and the customers and partners that use them. As a member of our team, you will thrive in working with a variety of technologies, not just Microsoft technology.

Be respectful and inclusive – As a group, we work to build consensus with our teammates and customers. We’re looking for the sort of person who enjoys a culture that ensures that all voices and perspectives are heard and considered.


  • Learning new technologies and frameworks quickly and applying them effectively

  • Collaborate with customers’ developers to deliver solutions using a wide range of technologies.

  • Write clean and thorough design documents and code that exemplify quality, simplicity, and maintainability

  • Work hands-on with your team and our customers through design and implementation, demonstrating good engineering practices and coding along the way

  • Write exemplary code with strong component design

  • In CSE, the software engineering role is 80% hands-on and rest will be focusing on component design within the overall architecture, upskilling and team-wide collaboration.


We do not believe that any specific education major is a requirement to be successful in this role. We are open to all backgrounds and are looking for candidates with demonstrated ability to deliver on the responsibilities below.

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience shipping or running production systems and/or software

  • Current job includes coding 70% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid design and coding skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure, AWS or similar cloud computing platforms is preferred

  • Strong service delivery experience including architecture and coding, and ideally building cloud services.

  • Experience working within geographically dispersed, diverse, and virtual teams

  • A bachelor or master’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or the equivalent

  • Strong verbal and written communication ability including fluency in English.

  • Enjoy potential future travel and are comfortable with regional travel up to 25%

  • A good working knowledge of agile software development methodologies.

At Microsoft, we are seeking people who have a passion for the positive impact technology can have on the communities and for making a difference in the world. Within CSE, you will find a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and personal and cultural experiences which are vital to our success with our customers. It’s an informal and flexible work environment and you’ll be welcome to work from home, our offices, customer sites– wherever is best for you to get your job done.

We invest in your health, wellness, and financial future by offering a competitive package including a wide range of benefits built around your personal needs and those close to you.

If you love writing quality code and learning new technologies, enjoy thinking about challenging engineering problems and, above all, if you’re excited to join a team of others to do the same, then we’d 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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