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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II in Redmond, Washington

Are you fascinated with finding new ways for millions of users to connect, communicate 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 is one of Microsoft’s flagship products. It empowers people through communication and collaboration and has one of the highest rates of engagement of all Microsoft apps. Outlook empowers people through communication and collaboration. Hundreds of millions use Outlook daily – we are on a mission to make it a billion. This mission takes us to meet our customers where they are: on all platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Web) and through all service providers (Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.).

We are looking for a skilled engineer with passion for the communications space. As part of the People-Centered Experiences team for Outlook for Windows you will have the opportunity to design and develop code that will introduce new scenarios and capabilities, and deliver new experiences in conjunction with Office partner teams. By doubling-down on real-time monitoring and in-app support, we will enable a much faster ship cadence than has ever been possible in such a high-volume product. As such, good collaboration skills and experience designing infrastructure is strongly preferred.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and brainstorm new people-centric features in Outlook for Windows, discover where investments need to be made, and understand the customer

  • Investigate possible design directions and new technologies including web service and shared or open source code

  • Develop an engineering plan including core design, unit tests, and relevant telemetry

  • Implement, validate, stabilize, and check in the feature

  • Monitor telemetry to continue to flight and validate the feature in various audiences (Team, Division, Microsoft, Insiders, Production)

  • Help diagnose service health and outages

We’re looking for people who share our passion and belief that the best technology is simple, beautiful, and usable – and that our users deserve the absolute best experience we can build.


  • Strong engineering fundamentals with a desire to learn more

  • A drive for technical excellence and quality

  • Experience writing object-oriented C++, ReactJS, and/or ReactNative

  • Strong customer focus with a passion for delivering delightful experiences

  • Excellent team-oriented collaboration skills

  • Experience owning and developing features end-to-end

  • 3+ yrs of relevant experience in the high-tech industry

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at .

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