Microsoft Corporation SOFTWARE ENGINEER II in Redmond, Washington

Do you have a passion for building world-class highly performant, high scalable systems? How would you like to ship your code weekly? How would you like for your code to execute thousands of times per second around the world? You’ve already used our services if you have logged on to one of Microsoft’s myriad of cloud offerings whether it be Windows Azure, Office 365, Visual Studio Online. We provide the identity solution to enable logging into such applications.

The Identity organization within the Cloud + Enterprise (C+E) group is driving the innovation in both cloud and on premises software development providing identity management, authentication and authorization support for Microsoft business critical systems like Office 365 and Azure as well as 3rd party application ecosystem. Our team operates within the Identity to deliver Azure Active Directory (AAD), unified security token services to enable login and single-sign on (SSO) experiences.

Our team is looking for a strong engineer with passion for server-side development to work on a very business critical goal and a challenging technical problem of converging two large scale identity platforms in Microsoft - Azure Active Directory (AAD, and Access Control Service (ACS, In addition, we are working to expand AAD’s capabilities to include new federation relationships with external Identity Providers such as Google and LinkedIn. The login is a user’s first interaction within any application, and we strive to make a positive first impression. Today, the services handle tens of billions of authentication requests per week for both first and third-party applications. In doing so, they must be performant, scalable, and highly available.

Ideal candidate would have prior experience in:

•Web service technologies (e.g. ASP.NET, MVC, WCF)

•Database technologies (e.g. ADO.NET, ODATA, T-SQL)

•Windows Azure services (e.g. Fabric, Storage, SQL)

•Authentication concepts


•BS in Computer Science or 2 years equivalent intern/industry experience.

•2+ years of professional development experience (C#/C++) in hands-on coding.

•Great problem-solving skills.

•Experience with web services a plus.

•Passion for the customer and solving complex problems to their satisfaction, advocacy for modern agile engineering practices

The cloud is a huge bet for Microsoft and we are at the bleeding edge driving both features and principles/patterns for cloud development. Daily deployments with A/B testing are part of our delivery cadence. Our service was written from the ground up on Azure and our team offers interested candidates a tremendous opportunity to learn and develop the techniques and solutions needed to deliver high availability services in the cloud. Come join us to create make a huge impact to this next era of cloud services. #identityjob Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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.

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