Principal Software Engineer, Backend at Microsoft

Principal Software Engineer, Backend Details

May 24, 2019, 12:35 a.m.
Individual Contributor
Redmond, WA
Cognition In Cognition
About Cognition In Cognition , people—not devices—are at the center of everything we do. Our tech moves beyond screens and pixels, creating a new reality aimed at bringing us closer together—whether that's scientists "meeting" on the surface of a virtual Mars or some yet undreamt-of possibility. To get there, we're incorporating diverse groundbreaking technologies, from the revolutionary Holographic Processing Unit to computer vision, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and more. We're a growing team of talented engineers and artists putting technology on a human path across all platforms , including AR/VR , the Internet of Things, phones, tablets, desk tops, and game consoles . AltspaceVR @ Cognition AltspaceVR is a Virtual Reality based communications platform that brings people together from around the world to experience live virtual events. People use AltspaceVR to host and attend live comedy shows, tech talks, LGBT Q m eetups, meditation classes, and much more. Reggie Wats,

Expand and ma intain our services infrastructure . This includes RESTful service s, real-time multiplayer game servers , and supporting services and databases . Work closely together with the design and client developer team s to implement new features such as 1000+ user synchronization, friend graph, events management, telemetry, moderation , and user-generated content management. M anag e our Azure-based backend , troubleshoot, fix bugs, and keep the platform running . Champion improvements in the quality and stability of live site and promote engineering best-practices . Act as a leader and
8 + years of e xperience with general purpose programming languages such as C# , Java, TypeScript , Ruby Proven ability to quickly learn new technologies and efficiently collaborate with partners to deliver outstanding results Experience designing , implementing , deploying, and maintaining scalable backend services Experience with AWS , Microsoft Azure or similar cloud computing platforms Passionate about security and privacy Attention to detail and a passion for high quality software Strong problem solving and debugging skills Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening
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