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Senior Software Engineer

Microsoft

Atlanta, Georgia,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.



Inclusive design and accessibility affect 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 and services are accessible to all our users. To meet this goal, 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. #1ES

Responsibilities
We are the Accessibility Insights team within the 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 web user experiences and services in JavaScript or TypeScript. As a member of our team, you would enhance our current experiences, and build new tools and services, all with the goal of making the world’s software more accessible to everyone.


Qualifications
Basic qualifications

BS degree or higher in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
5 or more years of professional experience designing, developing, and shipping high quality software.
Preferred qualifications

Deep experience and fluency in JavaScript/TypeScript, React, and other open-source web libraries.
Experience delivering accessible software is a plus 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. 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.



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

Redmond, Washington, United States
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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