Software Engineer II

At Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), we pride ourselves on building fast and scalable services that make developers productive. VSTS plays a strategic role modernizing software engineering to be agile and enable devops. We believe that data-driven collaboration sits at the core of this transformation, through a set of insightful experiences that enable faster, smarter and higher quality releases by software teams of all sizes.

As an engineer on our team you’ll help build our analytical and reporting experiences – think massive scale, eventually consistent, cloud data platform, and visualization. After all, the first step to enabling teams to improve velocity and quality will be to measure it, understand what drives it, and identify opportunities for change. If you are customer focused, data-driven and want to have impact by shipping scaled-out multi-tenant analytic services and experiences then this is for you!

To be a successful engineer on the team, you will participate in and entire data-driven, devops, micro-service lifecycle, releasing changes as often as daily. You should be excited to lead world-class engineering teams to use data to improve developer experience, team velocity, and system quality. You should have experience in engineering or ALM decision support systems, data warehousing, large-scale enterprise engineering infrastructure, data mining and analysis, and shipping services in Azure. You should feel comfortable dealing with ambiguity, and confident about being able to apply your extensive engineering experience to make pragmatic choices about design, architecture, implementation, quality, and processes. The solutions you help create will have a multiplier effect across all of Microsoft, and all VSTS customers.

VSTS provides software engineering teams, 5M enthusiastic users and counting, with source control, build automation, work management, social engineering experiences and more.
Basic Qualifications
• 2+ years of commercial software engineering experience covering all stages of the release cycle

Preferred Qualifications
• BS degree in Computer Science or related field
• Knowledge on .Net, C#, SQL, ASP.NET, REST, JS
• Track record of self-motivated results, object-oriented design, and passion for quality
• Experience shipping high-volume services, Microsoft SQL Server, and/or modern, responsive web technologies is a plus
• Familiarity with NoSQL-type platforms, cloud storage, big data analysis is a plus
• Familiarity with industry and Microsoft ALM tools (version control, builds, etc...), and practices is a plus

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.