Software Engineer
Redmond , Washington
October 16, 2017
Are you fascinated with finding new ways for millions of users to connect, manage, and live their lives? Are you interested in helping every person on the planet to achieve more? Are you obsessed with creating products that are simple, useful, and delightful? So are we. Outlook empowers people through communication and collaboration. We are Outlook Calendaring and we help people harness and understand one of their most precious resources - their time. Here, you will find a positive and inclusive work environment with engineers from diverse backgrounds. Our team has a strong culture of quality, innovation, creativity, respect, and collaboration.

We are looking for Engineers who are passionate about great user experience, who believe that quality is a critical feature, and who are enthusiastic about bringing customers a connected and delightful experience throughout their lives and across their devices. We are looking for a smart software engineer who is passionate about building creative software scenarios around how people manage and understand their time. We are looking for someone who is passionate about client experiences, who is a life-long learner, and who has strong engineering and collaboration skills. We are looking for an engineer who can come up with creative solutions to difficult technical problems and who can help an entire team deliver. This is a fantastic opportunity to build solutions and experiences that hundreds of millions of people worldwide will use at home, at school, at work, and across their lives.

Your responsibilities are:

- To work with a multi-discipline team to define the critical scenarios that can help Outlook Calendar lead in delighting customers and enabling them to spend their time well.

- To design and implement new features and to provide input to improve existing features and designs.

- To review functional, design, and test specs and to ensure high-quality features are delivered that satisfy customers' needs.

- To integrate optics for reliability, performance and usage patterns of scenarios and features with our existing telemetry systems.

- To support, evaluate and experiment with critical scenarios and features in production.

Successful candidates will exhibit various attributes that will enhance their ability to succeed in these various positions:
Collaboration - As most engineering is about working with others, both within an immediate team and across business units within Microsoft, effective collaboration is a core competency for all our engineers.

Customer Focus - We are nothing without our customers. A focus on delivering customer value and being able to directly tie engineering decisions and actions to that value is a huge plus for successful engineers at any level.

Drive for Results - Being able to drive for results - not merely finding the boundary of your responsibility - but following a problem through to its conclusion, to solve it once and for all, is a skill and capability that successful engineers exhibit.

Technical Excellence - Technical excellence is at the heart of software engineering. This is demonstrating a passion for technology and the engineering craft, a curiosity to ‘go deep’, being able to quickly learn and build upon past experiences, and being able to extrapolate from those experiences and deliver innovation. Technical excellence is rooted in demonstrating a strong aptitude for problem solving.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate this broad set of attributes well. As the position is one of software engineer, an ability to code is a base requirement. As there are many forms of coding in practical use today., having experience in languages and frameworks such as Ruby, node.js, Python, C#, Java, C, C++, and various others is acceptable, assuming the candidate can demonstrate proficiency in what they know, and can extend their learning to new languages, tools, and environments.

Basic Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and the equivalent of one year’s experience working in a software engineering environment.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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