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Software Engineer II


Redmond, Washington,US

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. This mission connects in fundamental ways with how we as a company operate, how we design and develop technology and how we work with others to serve people with disabilities. To make our products and services accessible, we need to know when we have issues and how to fix them. In other words, our tools need to help us more easily and quickly find and fix accessibility issues.

Inclusive design and accessibility affects all of us, whether we have a disability that is situational, temporal (broken arm), or onset due to aging. That is why Microsoft has made a special emphasis on ensuring that all our software is accessibility to all our users.

We are the Accessibility Insights team within the 1ES (One Engineering System) organization. We have been chartered and funded to improve the quality of the accessibility tools used within Microsoft. In our first few years, we have built developer-centric diagnostic tools for web, Windows desktop, and Android mobile. These tools have been very well received by our initial users and we are looking to extend these tools with more features and coverage. We have also shared these tools with the world as open-source projects.

We have an amazing opportunity for a talented Software Engineer with our team. We are looking for someone with fluency in building React-based web user experiences in JavaScript or TypeScript. Experience delivering accessible software is a plus, but deep experience in JavaScript and the React library is essential.

The ideal candidate will have:

BS degree or higher in Computer Science or related field or related field or equivalent work experience.
2 or more years of software development experience.
Deep experience and fluency in JavaScript/TypeScript, the React library, and other open-source web libraries.
Great problem solving and design skills, with demonstrated passion for quality, performance and engineering excellence
Knowledge and passion for Agile development practices, including continuous integration, test-driven development and pair-programming.
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.

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

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