Software Engineer II

    • Microsoft Corporation
  • Redmond, WA
  • Posted 33 days ago | Updated 4 hours ago


On Site
USD 94,300.00 - 182,600.00 per year
Full Time


Virtual machines
IT strategy
Data centers
Mobile development
Open source
Computer hardware
Windows Client
Microsoft Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows Server
Cloud computing
Operating systems
Computer science
Software development
Systems engineering
Software engineering
Integrated circuit
Internal communications
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Windows

Job Details

The Virtualization Core Platform team is looking for a talented, highly motivated Software Engineer to work on the Hyper-V hypervisor and help drive the development of the next generation of our platform. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who can learn quickly and have design and coding skills.

Have you used Hyper-V today? Have you used Windows 11 today?

Millions of users interact with Hyper-V daily. Hyper-V is the backbone of the cloud and nearly all of Microsoft's online properties, including Azure, are running on Hyper-V. That's millions of virtual machines hosting the services that people use every day.

Do you want to build that?

Join the Virtualization Core Platform team and become a key part of Microsoft's technical strategy. We're at the center of some of the most relevant and rapidly evolving technology areas in the company. We're transforming datacenters and the cloud with classic virtualization technologies as well as exciting new investments in lightweight containers. We're enabling exciting new technology on Windows desktop systems for mobile application development and security. We are embracing innovation across multiple platforms like Linux and extending our investments in support of Open Source projects.

Do you have experience with virtualization technologies?

If so, that's fantastic. If not, we want you to bring your current experience to the team and use it to transform yourself into a virtualization expert. As a Software Engineer II, you'll be part of a team of highly capable engineers working on the lowest level components of Microsoft's virtualization platform. You'll be working closely with all of Microsoft's key silicon partners to enable new hardware features and push the boundaries of performance, reliability, security, and more. We're looking for a passionate, innovative, and versatile engineer.

In Core OS (operating systems), we are responsible for the Operating Systems that power Azure, Microsoft's Linux OS (operating systems), the platforms for Windows Client and Xbox, and our Windows Server ecosystem - through all of these, we support every one of our cloud businesses and billions of customers around the world. In this era of ubiquitous computing, systems software excellence has never been more important for Microsoft. High quality, high-efficiency operating systems and platform components underpin everything we do as a company, from making our systems more reliable for our customers, to increasing our competitiveness by reducing COGS (cost of goods sold), to delivering new features and capabilities to delight customers - that's all us!

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


Required/ Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 2+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C or C++
    • OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, or Rust
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 2+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, or Rust
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 1+ years of Systems Engineering experience

Software Engineering IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 - $182,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $120,900 - $198,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: ay

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until June 17, 2024.

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.


  • Collaborate with a dynamic team of engineers, including mentoring other engineers in the workgroup.
  • Learn and share ideas continuously.
  • Drive for quality in everything you do and continuously improve the quality of the systems on which you work.
  • Collaborate across team boundaries to define and drive team charter and vision.
  • Provide technical input across the Windows Core and Azure teams.
  • Design and implement new virtualization related features for Hyper-V and Windows.
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