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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II - C/C++/OS in Redmond, Washington

Azure Edge + Platform brings together Edge platforms, devices, and services to deliver Edge solutions, operating systems, and engineering systems. Driven by its customers’ needs, Azure Edge + Platform seeks to accelerate growth for Azure, E&D, and Microsoft’s customers worldwide.

The organization’s portfolio spans the Cloud Edge Stack, Azure Engineering Systems, Azure Media Services - for end-to-end media workflow and analytics - and Microsoft’s Operating Systems including the Azure Host OS and Windows. This portfolio impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

We’re seeking a a strong Software Engineer 2 for our project to componentize and layer the Windows OS. The team has a proven track record of delivering disruptive improvements to the architecture of Windows, including OneCore and OS layers, API sets, Flexible Linking, and State Separation. But we still see great potential to improve our architecture and deliver the next generation of componentization and layering investments to increase Microsoft’s agility and efficiency as we continue to drive innovation into the Azure Host, IoT, Windows Server and Windows clients.


  • Break down complex, interconnected systems to identify improvements

  • Define highly coherent packages of Windows binaries and settings and author test automation to keep them healthy

  • Collaborate across boundaries to evangelize our architectural vision, get teams moving toward that vision, and resolve issues discovered during componentization efforts

  • Deliver customer-focused innovation for Client and Server through componentization and a persistent drive


Required Qualifications

  • A BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of software development/design experience.

  • 2 years of coding skills in C/C++/C#

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fantastic problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills

  • Experience with operating systems and/or containers

  • Solid communication and collaboration skills

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

The salary for this role in the state of Colorado is between $121,800-$182,600.

At Microsoft, certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.

Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.

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Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.