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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

We are looking for experienced Software Engineers to join the Redmond Excel team where they will build impactful new features and adapt existing features to an always-collaborative world, reaching more than 1 billion customers around the world. We’re looking for people that value a vibrant and supportive culture, and are excited to be building tools that others user to achieve success in their work, school, or life every day. In our design and implementation, we emphasize understanding the customer experience deeply and driving improvements using telemetry and customer feedback.

The ideal candidate is a software engineer who values delighting customers with rock-solid reliability and performance, great architecture, clean code, and who participates in a collaborative work environment. A passion for deeply understanding the real-world needs of our users and a desire to advance the state of the art is a must. Strong communication and collaboration skills are required in this role as it involves working closely with a diverse group of engineers, program managers, and designers across organizations to deliver the best user experience and software architecture for our customers.

Microsoft Excel is one of the best known software products on the planet--there are hundreds of millions of people across the globe using Excel every day to store, transform, analyze, visualize, and share their data. The world is producing and storing more data than ever before and now we have a new opportunity for you to have a positive impact on how people experience their data. With Excel your work can directly impact someone’s ability to understand their businesses, optimize processes, and unlock insights from any amount of data.


We work across all the different end points of Excel including Windows, Web, iOS, Android, and Mac, leveraging modern software development methodologies while interweaving new technologies within the existing code base. One of the unique opportunities available on the Excel team is the ability to contribute across a wide range of technologies from low-level systems like File I/O and calculation, all the way up to rendering, touch, collaboration and integration with modern operating systems


  • 8+ years of professional programming experience writing code in an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C++, C#, Python, etc.

  • Proven success collaborating across groups to deliver software features or projects

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 ( .

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