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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Are you passionate about compiler technology and performance optimization? Do you want to work on one of the most widely used C++ compilers in the world? The Microsoft C++ backend compiler team is looking for a senior development engineer to help us build the next generation of C++ compilers for Visual Studio as well as the whole Azure ecosystem. Join our team at Microsoft, where you'll find a friendly and collaborative team environment that strives to enable every developer on every platform to thrive and achieve more. At Microsoft, we are dedicated to helping our customers achieve their goals and reach their full potential. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and test new features and optimizations for the C++ backend compiler.

  • Collaborate with other compiler teams, language designers, and tool developers to ensure compatibility, correctness, and performance of the C++ compiler across different platforms and scenarios.

  • Investigate and resolve customer performance, quality, reliability issues and feedback related to the C++ compiler and its generated output.

  • Collaborate with major silicon partners on next-generation hardware for the client and cloud.

  • Embody our Culture (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/about/corporate-values) and Values (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/culture)

Qualifications

R equired/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • Current software development experience in C++ or a related language.

  • Knowledge of compiler fundamentals, code generation, optimization techniques, and assembly languages.

  • Experience with developing, debugging, and testing compilers or similar systems software.

       

Other Requirements:   

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.  

         

Preferred/Additional Qualifications:    

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 8+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

  • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • Knowledge of compiler fundamentals, code generation, optimization techniques, and assembly languages.

  • Experience with developing, debugging, and testing compilers or similar systems software.

  • Excellent problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills with a passion for trouble shooting and solving complex customer problems.

  • Experience with developing or using compiler backends (CPU/GPU/TPU), especially the Microsoft C++ compiler or LLVM.

  • Familiarity with assembly code and modern CPU microarchitecture.

  • Experience with performance analysis and profiling tools, such as VTune, Perf, or WinDbg.

  • Passion for learning new technologies and improving existing ones.

Software Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $117,200 - $229,200 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $153,600 - $250,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/us-corporate-pay.html  

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until May 22, 2024.

  

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations (https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/accessibility.html) .

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