Snr Software Engineer (Snr SWE) at Microsoft

00100, Nairobi Kenya
May 30, 2024
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Snr Software Engineer (Snr SWE) at Microsoft

  • The Microsoft Search, Assistant, and Intelligence (MSAI) team is responsible for developing and delivering innovative solutions for Microsoft 365 Copilot. We work on integrating intelligence and natural language capabilities into all the Microsoft 365 apps.
  • As a Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to impact millions of enterprise users and help them be more productive and efficient by building the next set of intelligence features around search & recommendations in Microsoft 365 Copilot. You will be empowered to drive innovation by producing new and exciting ideas to creatively solve issues, as well as actively look for opportunities to improve product quality.


  • You will work with a team of applied scientists and developers who are responsible for all stages of the research & development cycle including early ideation, design, implementation and scaling it internationally. You will be expected to work on many levels – from high level vision, to design and implementations of both self-contained components and large, team-oriented code bases. Your coding skills will be challenged writing scalable, distributed, and highly efficient components. You will also be responsible for monitoring live site to ensure rock-solid availability.
  • Your responsibilities will include shipping large-scale backend services that host complex models and algorithms to process critical user data. You will also be involved in developing offline processes to monitor, extract, index and build ML & NLP models, using LLMs to improve products. Collaborating with other engineers to build demos and apps to showcase these services is one of the ways in which you will be able to contribute new ideas. The development process is driven by gathering implicit signals from real users through online experimentation to learn and iterate on the next improvements in the product.
  • You will also have the opportunity to participate in frequent hackathons that allow you to work with many different teams around the world. The goal is to pursue high impact work to quickly deliver on critical areas that our users value, by delivering high quality features in a highly collaborative team environment.


  • You should have strong software design and development background with C#, C++ or Java (or similar languages like Python) with at least 4 years of experience.
  • A BSc degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science (or related fields like Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics) is required.
  • Grounded in growth mindset, and advocate for diversity and inclusion.
  • Customer obsession and passionate about product impact
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to simplify and explain complex ideas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven experience working on large scale web services would help you get started, while experience or interest in natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, or data mining area a big bonus. You also need strong verbal and written communication skills with excellent interpersonal communication and collaboration skills.

Snr Software Engineer (Snr SWE) at Microsoft