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Software Engineer 2 - Backend Gaming



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Software Engineering
Costa Rica
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
This role is 100% remote and it is available for candidates that reside in Costa Rica ONLY.

Join us in the Gaming Ecosystem Organization (GEO) and be part of our mission to empower game creators to realize their dreams by delivering the world’s best tools and services from Xbox to Azure. We are looking for people who are energized by innovating the tools that support every stage in a game’s life cycle. As game creators evolve to deliver their titles as Games-as-a-Service, we are supercharging our developer tools to support accelerated production environments, agile back-end infrastructure, and live ops services.

Microsoft is uniquely positioned to accelerate the game industry’s transformation to cloud-based gaming, thanks to decades of experience developing category-defining titles (Halo, Forza, Minecraft, Flight Simulator), operating our Xbox gaming platform and reliably delivering the Azure global cloud infrastructure, which features pre-built gaming services.

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  • As a member of the team, you will use your social skills to collaborate with internal and external game developers and partners.
  • You will design, build, test, debug and ship a quality service code that is used by 100s of millions of users.
  • Develop new online services and integrate them into multiple platforms.
  • Have the opportunity to solve complex problems that allow for innovative features across multiple devices and services.
  • You will be an active participant in a community of creativity, inclusion, and respect.
  • You will be part of a world class engineering team dedicated to the delivery of highly available and reliable 24x7 services.



  • 4 years experience delivering quality software within a professional organization.
  • 3 years programming in one or more of C#, C, C++, Java
  • Experience with RESTful APIs, services and cloud storage technologies
  • Experience with Azure or AWS Cloud Services
  • Understanding of data structures, algorithms, threading, synchronization.
  • You are an ambitious teammate who is passionate about learning, sharing knowledge, and making your teammates successful.
  • You are creative and have strong design, development and collaboration skills.


  • 2 years programming with .NET Framework or .NET CORE
  • Experience with one or more of Kubernetes or Linux
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • And we would love to hear about your consistently positive performance history.

Cultural Attributes

  • Ability to bring a diverse perspective which drives business success.
  • Growth mindset with a desire to learn, an interest in embracing challenges, persistence in the face of setbacks, sees failure as essential to mastery, learns from criticism and finds lessons and inspiration in the success of others.
  • Active participation in creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full and authentic self, where all voices are heard.
  • Ability to articulate ideas to diverse audiences with varying responsibilities and concerns.
  • Ability to synthesize information from various sources and summarize it for others.

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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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