Senior Software Engineer

Reference: 19661 - Redmond, Washington, United States

At Mojang Studios, the creators of Minecraft, we are on a mission to build a better world through the power of play.

Why play? Well, play is at the heart of everything we do. It's the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even the origin of our name. From the relentless experimentation of our endlessly inspiring community to the classrooms where Minecraft has become an essential teaching tool, play is the bedrock of our existence.

We enable millions to create and play together, connect people across the globe, and foster a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world. Our community is global and incredibly diverse. When we are developing anything within our franchise, we keep this in mind. We want everyone to not only feel included in Minecraft, but also to see themselves in what we make. Our goal is for the Mojang Studios team to be as diverse as our community.

The Senior Software Engineer role takes end-to-end ownership for development and quality of products and services that delight customers and add strategic value to Microsoft. You evaluate requirements, estimate costs, and design and implement products and services. You define and implement the quality criteria for your products and services, using measurements and insights to understand and validate the quality of experience for customers. You manage and improve the engineering process, manage risks, dependencies, and compromises, and integrate software into broader ecosystems and/or products and services.

you will work with peers across disciplines (Art, Design, Production, and Test) to build robust features on a predictable schedule and at high quality. You identify technology opportunities, risks, and prototyping new techniques to create high quality player-focused games.



  • Developing and coordinating features using Microsoft Azure compute and storage
  • Defining initiatives that impact our games or services
  • Ensuring timely, high quality deliverables
  • Effectively communicating both within the team and across the organization
  • Building strong partnerships with developers, program managers, and designers


  • Experience writing cloud-based web services, preferably in Azure
  • Understanding of Azure for compute, storage, cache, and VMs, or comparable cloud-based web services.
  • Test- and performance-driven methodology for building services. We need to ensure that our services are both robust and handle extremely high scale.
  • Experience writing code in C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, an/or other related languages

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. 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.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away