Microsoft Corporation Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, Washington

Do you love the intersection of research, platforms and products, cloud and AI? Are you an ardent learner steeped in AI and looking to design great tools and systems?


We are looking for senior Software Engineers to help us build SDKs and tools enabling Data Scientists to develop, train, deploy, and manage machine learning and deep learning models for computer vision, text analytics and forecasting using Azure Machine Learning as a basis. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing customer-facing python SDKs and APIs, and tools data scientists enjoy using and be interested in machine learning and big data. You should have a proven track record of delivering successful software with Python, having developed both backend server-side SDKs and rock-solid libraries. You should also be able to advise and guide experienced data scientists in Python best practices and perform code reviews.



  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer working on industrial strength software

  • 3+ year of experience in cloud development principles and patterns, particularly loosely coupled architectures and micro-services

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience

  • Fluent in Python


  • Deep Expertise in Python programming language and its design patterns

  • Expertise in .NET framework and C# or other .NET language, especially cross-platform

  • Development experience with Microsoft Azure, Linux stack and Docker

  • Experience developing and/or operating forecasting applications (financial or product demand)

  • Experience building data warehousing applications, ETL flows

  • Familiar with Agile Software Development Life Cycle, source control systems (GIT), automated build systems, compilers, software validation systems, test harnesses

  • Experience with Deep Learning libraries like Tensorflow

  • Experience in domains of computer vision, text analytics or forecasting.

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.

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 at .

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