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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II - AI Compilers in Redmond, Washington

The AI Frameworks team at Microsoft develops the AI software used to train and deploy the world’s most advanced AI models. We build state-of-the-art AI compilers and design new AI programming abstractions for Microsoft’s next-generation supercomputers and the new Maia-100 AI accelerator. Our interdisciplinary team operates at the intersection of compiler engineering, programming language design, algorithmic innovation, AI, and high-performance computing. Our culture is highly collaborative and we regularly partner with researchers, hardware architects, platform engineers, and other software groups across the company. We also enthusiastically participate in the open-source community to build AI software that everyone can share and enjoy.

We are seeking a talented and collaborative Software Engineer II to join our AI Compiler effort. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join a dynamic team, working on cutting-edge technology that has a direct impact on every Microsoft business.

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.


  • Design and develop AI software in C/C++, Python, and other languages.

  • Implementing innovative new compiler features and optimization passes

  • Developing code generation techniques for novel hardware platforms

  • Optimizing AI workloads

  • Designing new programming abstractions for AI

  • Collaborating broadly across multiple disciplines from hardware architects to ML developers.

  • Identify requirements, scope solutions, estimate work, schedule deliverables.

  • Help establish and drive the adoption of outstanding coding standards and patterns and help enhance our inclusive engineering culture.


  • Embody our Culture ( and Values (


Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 2+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, or Python

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • 2+ years experience with C++.

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 Qualifications :

  • 1+ years experience with Python

  • Experience or interest in building compilers, compiler optimizations, or using compiler frameworks like LLVMorMLIR

  • Experience implementing and optimizingAI workloads or other compute-intensive workloads.

  • Experience using or developing Machine Learning training or inference software

  • Continued intellectual curiosity and an interest in learning new technologies.

  • Effective cross-team collaboration skills and communication skills.

Software Engineering IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $98,300 - $193,200 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 $127,200 - $208,800 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft will accept applications and processes offers for these roles on an ongoing basis.




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 ( .