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Software Engineer 2



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Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Are you interested in designing and coding a next-generation web application used by millions of users every day? Do you want to work on cutting-edge web technologies and microservice architecture? Do you enjoy working in a startup environment but appreciate the advantages of an established product group like Office 365? If you have answered a resounding “YES!” for all the above, then we may have a position for you!

In Outlook we build communication applications for the browser. Increasingly these are powered by a Chromium-based engine. As an engineer working on the team, you will be responsible for making improvements to the browser platform with a focus on making the new Outlook products do more, do it faster, do it better. This opportunity will allow you to deepen your technical skills while having an impact on millions of users and thousands of developers. As part of your job, you will also develop your communication skills working openly in the Chromium community to help push the stage of the Web forward. This is a great opportunity to prove yourself and accelerate your career growth.

The Outlook Web Platform team is chartered to partner with and augment the Chromium Web Platform, build the cross-platform web application capabilities and developer tools that help web developers build, test, debug, optimize and deploy their sites and cross-platform web applications more productively.

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.


  • Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders (e.g., project manager, technical lead) to determine requirements to help improve Chromium support for Outlook. Leverages a variety of feedback channels to incorporate insights into future designs or solution fixes. Ensures appropriate continuous feedback loops measuring customer value, usage patterns, and other actionable metrics of value are incorporated.
  • Profile performance problems and drive optimizations that span Chromium and Outlook. This entails applying and developing debugging tools and examining logs, telemetry, and other methods to understand possibly optimizations, test them and verify their impact during rollout. Conducts retrospective debugging of solutions to identify root causes of problems.
  • Leads by example within the team by producing maintainable code in the open. Optimizes, debugs, refactors, and reuses code to improve performance and maintainability, effectiveness, and return on investment (ROI).
  • Drives efforts to ensure the correct processes are followed when making changes. This is to achieve a high degree of security, privacy, safety, and accessibility. Develops and maintains a deep understanding of the implications of onboarding new Chromium technologies following expectations of compliance at Microsoft and Outlook.
  • Remains current in skills by investing time and effort into staying abreast of current developments and evangelizing to the rest of the team.
  • Proposes, design and implements new APIs and features that help the quality of the Outlook products.


Required/Minimum Qualifications (RQs/MQs)

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 2+ years of software development experience
  • 1+ years of experience with Web browser development
  • Experience with building and deploying new features at scale
  • Experience developing, debugging, and shipping software products and tools on large code bases that span platforms and tools

Preferred Qualifications (PQs)

  • Experience with coding in C++
  • Experience with building and deploying new features at scale in a Chromium based browser;
  • Experience with debugging performance and reliability issues on Web, native and hybrid applications
  • Experience with open source and Web development

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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