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Microsoft Corporation Software Development Engineer 2 in Suzhou, China

We are the newly formed Youth and Learning team under the WebXT organization, home to Microsoft’s major AI-powered products and businesses such as Bing and Ads. Our mission is to connect students, parents, and educators around the world, enabling them to share knowledge and have affordable 24/7 access to quality information and education on a variety of subjects that augment and compliment what traditional school systems are able to offer. With our global 1 billion user footprint and incredible search, AI and collaboration tool muscle, we have the opportunity to create millions of high-quality connections between students and educators at unprecedented scale and affordable cost. This represents a significant opportunity to impact customers across the socio-economic spectrum by driving an enormous volume of positive learning outcomes and new economic opportunities for an underutilized global workforce recovering from the impact of the pandemic.

The COVID crisis has acclimated most of the youth, parents, and educators to learning online. It is also creating an unprecedented gap in school achievement, creating a need to help many youths get additional assistance and avoid falling behind. As the work-from-home workforce expands rapidly, parents are also increasingly in need of ways to help their children use time constructively and under supervision while they focus on work. We are looking for excellent engineers to develop, deliver, and iterate upon our first product offerings in this key space.

For this role, we seek an experienced software engineer who loves building and driving the rapid execution of a v1 product that aims to solve our customer and educator’s needs. As a part of this role, you will work closely with a global team of data scientists, software engineers, machine learning engineers and product managers to build a best-in-class service that wins the hearts and minds of end users.


We’re looking for someone with frontend-centric experience who is ready to jump in and be a key contributor on the team, in order to:

• Implement Desktop or mobile web interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

• Define, design, and implement complex services and experiences with an emphasis on quality, performance, simplicity, scalability, and maintainability.

• Work closely with our PM and design teams to define feature specifications and build the next generation of products.

• Build engaging end-to-end customer experiences across various Microsoft ecosystems.

• Have fun and learn new things!

A qualified candidate should have a proven track record of shipping software, should have excellent technical knowledge, excellent communication, and cross-group/discipline collaboration skills. In addition, a successful candidate should have experience in Microsoft methodologies and tools development.


A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

• 3+ years of experience with web technologies: JavaScript (incl. React, Angular, or Vue), XHTML, CSS, jQuery

• 3+ years of software development experience with proficiency in C/C++ or C# or Java

• Great problem solving and analytical skills with high intellectual horsepower

• Excellent communicator, capable of building and maintaining relationships with various Microsoft teams

• MS in Computer Science, Engineering and/or equivalent industry experience is preferred

• Knowledge on cloud development, particularly Azure tech (Functions, Event Grid, Micro-services, Cosmos DB, etc.) is a plus

• Knowledge of backend development is a plus

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.

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