Software Engineer II

Design and build a “Mega Scale” internet service for managing people and social groups across office and consumer. We rank among the world’s largest and most cutting edge systems, spanning across data centers around the world and serving billions of user accounts. We power Skype, the Windows Phone and Windows people hubs, Office contacts, and other social clients at Microsoft. Help us connect people across the world on future Microsoft devices, apps, and services.
We are looking for a strong software engineer II with extensive experience in software engineering, passion for quality and proven record of delivering excellent results under challenging schedule to work on one of the largest distributed storage systems in the world storing contacts, social graph, and people insight data for a billion users. This position requires a deep interest in software development and strong knowledge of computing concepts such as fault tolerance, self-healing, network protocols, network programming, multi-threaded programming, performance, reliability, scalability, and security and a passion for social networking.
Do you want to change the way people use the Internet to communicate? Do you want to impact a billion people overnight and multiple times per year? Do you want an unrivalled experience working with one of the largest and most popular distributed systems in the world? Come join us!
You will closely collaborate with partner teams to ensure coverage of key scenarios and make certain that common methodologies and metrics are used across the board. Your ability to effectively collaborate and develop strong relationships will be a critical part of the team’s success.

Basic Qualification:
• 3+ years using a modern garbage collected language such as C# or Java, debugging in addition to strong writing and communication skills.

Preferred Qualification:
• Knowledge of relational databases such as SQL Server and experience with REST/SOAP is a plus.
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:
Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
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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