Senior Software Engineer

Skype is all about breaking down barriers to communication. It’s about enabling millions of conversations around the world each day. Hundreds of millions of individuals and businesses actively use Skype making over 700 million minutes of video / voice calls per day, send instant messages, and share files with other Skype users. If changing and influencing the way we communicate today and in the future is something that excites you, and are the kind of person who shares our passion for products that transform and enhance people’s lives, then Skype is the place for you.

We are building compelling experiences for social interaction that individuals and groups will use, value and love. We’re looking for highly skilled software engineers to join the team.

Are you excited about modern software development approaches such as declarative UX and one-way data flows? Are you a polyglot - seeing any particular language or technology as a means to an end? Do you have a passion for customers and technology along with a curious, quick-learning mindset? Then we are looking for you.

The successful candidate is a strong “full client stack generalist” with experience at the UX and infrastructure levels and proven work experience delivering products.


- 4+ years of Windows platform experience, Bonus: Mobile platform experience – iOS, Android
- Expert level in a variety of languages - C/C++, Javascript, Java, Objective-C, etc., Bonus: XAML knowledge
- 2+ years of experience with concurrent, asynchronous, and lock-free programming
- Strong performance skills and instincts (user perception, battery, cpu, etc)
- Outstanding communication skills
- Self-motivated, quick learner who can manage multiple projects with minimal direction
- Exceptional attention to detail

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