Principal Software Engineer
The Citizen Developer Application platform (part of Business Application Group) aims to be the platform of choice for building components that permit high productivity and no-code next-gen application development. The platform empowers customers to easily customize, develop, and deploy business applications that work online and offline, for consumption on mobile devices and the web, without the need to write code.
The platform will power the Dynamics business applications and be the extensibility story for all of Office 365. Dynamics Business Applications is a rapidly growing business at Microsoft and is considered one of the leaders in Software as a Service in the world of business applications. Dynamics Business Applications (OOB 1st Party or ISV/Customer developed) are all powered by declarative metadata-driven Business Apps Platform that allows rapidly building (no-code to low-code) full-fledged applications via its range of customizations and extensions capabilities - from the Server tiers to the Client.
All Business Apps experiences will be automatically surfaced by state-of-the-art declarative Client Infrastructure. The Client Infrastructure is designed to seamlessly facilitate the paradigm of “Build Once, Deploy Everywhere” - that is, any and every aspect of a Business App will be reproduced in full fidelity across all the expected user client surfaces.
All this is made possible by an extremely rich metadata driven framework that helps drive a consistent experience from browsers to devices and online to offline, delivering a fully responsive design that responds to various form factors and windows sizes - including embedded and contextual experience in other popular productivity Apps. The infrastructure is built ground up to be optimized for the different interaction mechanisms - mouse, keyboard and touch whilst adhering to foundational principles for making it accessible for BVI (Blind and Visually Impaired) users.
User interaction is driven through a very rich set of OOB controls while allowing ISVs/Customers to further extend/customize the visual presentation layer through a Control framework. The infrastructure provides a set of seamless integration with device/OS capabilities and with key Office productivity applications. The infrastructure is also designed to support global customer base with a wide-ranging language needs - including RTL. Finally, this framework is backed by a very easy to manage Application Lifecycle system.
Our goal is that while we continue to allow the developer/ISV personas to push the Apps Platform with fullest capabilities of extensions to build Apps, an increasing set of non-developer personas/business users will be able to build/modify Apps without writing any code at all. The Client infrastructure will automatically discover and adapt to the full range of extensions as always abstracting out low-level implementation detail of browsers and devices away from every kind of business app developers.
This is an exciting time to join Dynamics where we are innovating and rethinking what Business Apps fundamentally are about and how best to experience them to maximize business productivity. We aim to build the best-in-class reliable Business Apps SaaS service that is natively built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure. This is a great opportunity to work on something highly strategic to Microsoft and be at the cutting edge of innovation.
TEAM, ROLES & RESPONSIBILITY The team consists of highly motivated, innovative, customer focused engineers and engineering leaders. We are optimizing our engineering for the cloud first with a faster cadence of releases to deliver innovation at an exciting pace. Our team works in an agile start-up like environment where we expect each team member to think out of the box to contribute and collaborate towards the mission of the team in a feature-crew setting.
As part of this team you would get exciting opportunities to work on cutting edge technologies across a variety of platforms to build the next generation application experiences for Dynamics Business Apps Platform and revolutionize the way businesses operate. We are looking for individuals who are self-starters and will grow into SMEs or technical leaders in design and implementation for the next generation cloud platform capabilities we are building. These capabilities must also scale out to support active usage around the world by thousands of customers 24x7.
You will be expected to work collaboratively within the team and provide technical oversight to feature crews, work through competing priorities, and solve complex technical challenges to meet business goals and maintain live site availability.
THE CANDIDATE As a team, we are very customer focused and driven by passion, creativity, team work, agility, accountability and desire to learn every day. If you are an experienced Software Development Engineer with a proven track record of delivering products and are motivated by our mission, please contact us.
10+ years of experience in software development in an object-oriented language such as C# or Java
BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent or at least 7+ years of industry experience
Experience with TypeScript, front-end technologies like Redux / React and upcoming web technologies
Experience building applications on the Azure platform
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