Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, California

Are you looking for opportunities to deliver innovations to hundreds of millions of users that impact their daily life? Do you want to be part of a fast-cycle, highly competitive, and hardcore search and AI platform team with ambitious goals and a super strong competitor?

We are hiring extremely talented, highly motivated and productive developers with expertise in large scale distributed computation, system programming, DNN, information retrieval, and machine learning. STC-SV (Search Technology Center at Silicon Valley) Platform Team is responsible for building key pieces of Microsoft AI and search technology for enabling state of the art AI scenarios and improving the search relevance, performance, efficiency, and reliability.


We are actively working on the following areas:

  • ONNX (Open Neural Network eXchange) and Windows ML

  • Bing relevance and AI infrastructure

  • High performance data storage backend for updating and querying user activities from tens of millions of users in real-time

  • Industry standard and open sources, such as, V8, Node.js, TensorFlow, levelDB, and RocksDB

  • Search platform for providing Bing search technology on personal/enterprise data.

Common tasks of the job include, but not limited to

  • Design, implement, test, and deploy a function or component for one of our online serving systems

  • Speeding up/reducing complexity of key components/pipelines to improve performance and/or efficiency of our systems

  • Monitoring the backend production systems and fixing live site issue.


  • BS or MS degree in CS, EE or equivalent (MS preferred)

  • 5+ years programming experiences in C++/C#

  • Experiences in large scale distributed computation, system programming, information retrieval, and machine learning

  • Experiences in the area of online services and/or search are strong pluses

  • Strong design, coding, debugging, and problem analysis and solving skills

  • Passionate and self-motivated

  • Ability to drive cross team collaborations and ship production features in a fast-paced startup environment

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Customer/end result driven in design and development.

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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