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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer 2 in Redmond, Washington

Software Engineer 2 | Secure Admin Services

#DSR - Microsoft Digital builds and manages the critical products and services that Microsoft runs on. We boldly pursue big ideas that power transformational advances at Microsoft and for our customers, while helping Microsoft teams work smarter, faster and more securely every day. Microsoft Digital employees have deep technical and business expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand, large-scale experience with Microsoft and industry solutions. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates. We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more!

The Secure Admin Services organization, within Digital Security and Resilience, is looking for an experienced engineer to architect, design and build security solutions for protecting Microsoft assets and managing high privileged identities. The successful candidate should have deep understanding of directory services (ex: Active Directory), proven software development experience, ability to translate business problems into technical requirements and solutions, and most importantly, customer obsession and passion for customer experience.

The Secure Admin Services team is a fun, dynamic, supportive community of engineers, service managers, and program managers who are committed to delivering the best solutions and services to our customers. We want to truly understand their requirements and deliver solutions that not only satisfy their needs but exceed their expectations. We get to build and run security services at extremely large scale, which presents challenges we love to solve. If that sounds like the right environment for you, come join us!


Key responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership to a cross-functional engineering and operations team.

  • Define what is technically needed to meet strategic objectives, and transform requirements and functional specs into solution design.

  • Develop solutions using managed code to meet design specification and deliver them on time and per plan.

  • Design, develop, and configure end-to-end service telemetry, alerting, and self-healing capabilities for offered services.

  • Conduct testing and code reviews to ensure quality code is released to production systems.

  • Build functional and technical documentation.

  • Identify and triage bugs, and develop fixes to code defects.

  • Remain current on new technologies, methods and procedures including, but not limited to, coding practices such as Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment.

  • Communicate project status to stakeholders and executive management


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 5 years full stack .net development experience (cloud experience is preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hand on experience with Active Directory, SQL Server, Workflow Foundation

  • Basic understanding of application containerization and Microservices architecture

  • Basic understanding of networking and Windows infrastructure services

  • Extensive troubleshooting/debugging skills


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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