Software Engineer II Post by Microsoft

March 17, 2024
Software Engineer II Post by Microsoft

Job Description

Date posted: Mar 14, 2024

Work site: Microsoft on-site only

Travel: 0-25 %

Role type: Individual Contributor

Profession: Software Engineering

Discipline: Software Engineering

Employment type: Full-Time


Are you an engineer that has a passion for working on large scale projects for one of the most exciting and diverse divisions in the company? Are you looking for big, creative challenges that show immediate results since your customers will be just down the hall? Do you want to be at the core of it all, acting as a force multiplier enabling hordes of engineers to do their best work? If so, we have the perfect job for you!

The ES365 (Microsoft 365 Engineering Systems) team owns the services/infrastructure that make up the end-to-end developer experience in Office from source control and check-in experience to build, testing, security, compliance, and deployment automation, and we’re making big, bold changes – for the better! We’re making it easy to build and ship apps across platforms and endpoints, embracing a “one Microsoft” philosophy, open source, and industry standard tools. We are a data driven team building on insights from developer signals to enhance developer experience and in turn end-customers achieve more!.  (We serve tens of thousands of Office developers internally and Millions of office customers externally. We deal with petabytes of data and trillions of datasets every day.)

We’re a growing team, looking for great engineers. We have opportunities that span a wide range of front-end and back-end technologies including web application development, cli development, back-end services, AI, managed code, native code, cross-platform, databases, distributed systems, cloud services, and more. You will get ample opportunities to ideate from scratch and have complete ownership for your work!

If you have a passion for making engineers productive and happy and with that make M365 customers more productive and happier, we want you in ES365. Come be at the center of Office and join the team that’s building the future of Engineering Systems at Microsoft!


  • 4+ years’ experience in professional software development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Excellent design, coding, testing, problem solving, and debugging skills in any language.
  • Proficiency in Object Oriented design with one of these languages – C#,  C++ or Java
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Passion for building highly available distributed systems at scale.
  • Experience working across disciplines, groups, and teams.
  • Experience writing applications using C/C++, C#, TypeScript, or JavaScript
  • Experience architecting and delivering distributed cloud services, Azure preferred.
  • Experience in Machine Learning and AI


  • Work with engineers, program managers, partner teams and end customers to deliver a set of features with the right overall design and architecture.
  • Own and deliver complete features, including design, architecture, implementation, testability, debugging, and shipping.
  • As a technical leader on the team, you will be responsible for sharing insights and best practices that can be applied to improve development across related sets of systems, platforms, and/or products. You will continue to develop your knowledge and understanding of best practices through interactions with more experienced team members.
  • You will provide mentorship and coaching to more junior engineers to help them identify and propose relevant solutions
  • Write clean well-thought-out code with an emphasis on quality, performance, simplicity, durability, scalability, and maintainability
  • Be committed to delivering the best experience for our customers
  • Help create a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full and authentic self and where we do our best work as a result