Principal Software Engineer

GroupMe is ever-growing light-weight messaging platform. Part of the Skype family of products, connecting millions of users around the world.
Our engineering team is expanding, looking for a talented developer to join server team. We are passionate about developing internet services with millions of users, being on the leading edge of technology. If you are passionate about communication platforms as well – especially if you are good at micro-services architecture - we want to hear from you!

As a GroupMe Server Engineer on the team, you will:
• Get to have a freedom and meaningful impact on one of the most popular and loved services in the world.
• Be part of startup project within Microsoft.
• Work with other engineers on the team to design, architect, and implement new features end-to-end.
• Collaborate with Product Management and Client teams to create rapid prototypes of new ideas.
• Work in a friendly, supportive environment - We care about the career trajectory and development of our engineers.
• Use a wide range of different technologies.
• Promote practices that ensure high-quality, scalability, stability, and performance.

Candidate Profile:
• Learning driven.
• Knowledge and commercial experience with all the flavors of web services (HA, Scaling, Resilience, Monitoring, …)
• Passion for software quality, combined with agile delivery.
• 5+ years of experience in software engineering.
• Adept of using best practices in design patterns, unit testing, code reviews, etc.
• Ability to effectively collaborate with team mates. Gain and Share knowledge on daily basis!
• Knowledge of Linux and GIT.
• Knowledge of Azure and/or AWS is a big plus.
• Knowledge of Golang, Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, Chef, NSQ, Redis, Kafka, TDD would be advantageous.

Basic Qualifications:
• 5+ years of experience in software engineering.

Or if you have other comparable skills not mentioned here and still relevant, let us know!

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

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