Principal Software Engineer

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Principal Software Engineer

At Skype, our vision is to re-humanize communications from the living room to the boardroom. People are at the center of this vision. All day, every day, we are all simultaneously consumers and professionals, friends, family and colleagues – and our communications technologies need to move between these dimensions as seamlessly as we do. Skype, Skype for Business and now Teams have transformed the way people communicate and collaborate in real time, using rich multi-modal communications, from consumers all the way to the largest enterprises in the world.

Come join the team that delivers the core messaging/presence/social/media sharing services that powers Skype, Xbox, Skype for Business, and Teams experiences for hundreds of millions of users. This next year is pivotal as we launch and grow the next generation of chat based experienced against formidable and fast-moving competitors. A key goal is to quickly transform the underlying services to power rapid innovation. We are on a journey to decompose and rebuild large existing live services as a set of independent, layered and extensible services. These services are high scale and highly available, delivering fast end to end user perceived performance in a geo-redundant multi-tenant system. The system challenges span storage, compute, and network protocols in a large distributed system. We need to honor our obligations for data sovereignty, privacy, security, information protection, and compliance at the highest level and feed data in to the shared substrate that powers rich AI powered experiences, both inside the messaging experience as well as across the Microsoft ecosystem.

As a Principal Engineer you must have a proven track record in in designing and delivering high scale distributed systems and leading engineers spanning all aspects of software & services engineering life cycle. You will be responsible for running services worldwide with high availability, requiring great tooling, automation, dashboards, alerting and monitoring at scale.

We’re looking for an Engineer with the following requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

– BS or higher degree in Computer Science or related field

– 12+ years of software engineering experience building server/service applications

Preferred Qualifications:

– Excellent problem solving, design, coding, and debugging skills

– History of developing complex, large scale software in C++, C# or related languages

– Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

– Track record of delivering products, features and functionality on time, at extremely high quality

– Self-driven, pro-active, results-oriented

– Deeply understands and ensures that product/business/user needs are met or exceeded

– Brings people together across teams to successfully collaborate on innovative solutions

– Easily deals with ambiguity, prioritizes, and make decisive decisions with great judgment

– Quickly ramps up on new technology areas

We are an agile team in a fast-moving group with plenty of growth opportunities. If you revel in challenges and want to change the way people communicate and collaborate then this the place for you.

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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