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Senior Full Stack Web Developer - Xbox Game Studios Publishing - Microsoft

Remote · Redmond, United States

Job Description

The Xbox Game Studios Publishing team responsible for the recently released Microsoft Flight Simulator, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Tell Me Why is seeking a Senior Web Developer. This is an opportunity to join a creative and motivated web team, work on exciting new projects, and take advantage of the latest technology with backing and support from Microsoft. Join the group driving world-class game development across Xbox and Windows devices.

Xbox Game Studios Publishing is looking for a talented Senior Web Developer to build scalable, engaging, community-focused, user-friendly, and accessible websites. You’ll work closely with internal colleagues and external partner studios to create websites for our growing portfolio of Microsoft published games. The ideal candidate will be able to ship key features and upcoming game services integrations. The role would suit candidates who have a desire to grow, develop new skills, and embrace our mission of building experiences for a diverse audience, all within the hugely supportive culture of Microsoft.



  • Develop & maintain major features for custom community-focused websites & forums 
  • Build custom API integrations with game services 
  • Own, troubleshoot & solve compliance, security, and maintenance challenges 
  • Collaborate with our team of developers & designers by participating in code & design reviews
  • Translate desktop, tablet, and mobile designs into responsive & accessible code 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 2+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery

    • OR equivalent experience.
  • Experience with build and automation tools such as Webpack, NPM & Yarn
  • Use of automated testing e.g. Accessibility Insights, Lighthouse, PHPUnit, etc.
  • Experience with WordPress core functions, filters & actions

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Development experience building production websites
  • Back-end development skills, including PHP, LAMP stack
  • Familiarity with PlayFab and other LiveOps or Gaming Services
  • Implementation of content moderation tooling
  • Knowledge of DevOps and CI/CD Pipelines 
  • Utilization of server-side CSS preprocessors
  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorization 
  • Experience with Sage & Blade templates
  • Experience with Bootstrap or other common framework 
  • Usage of git or similar version control 
  • Expereince with Workflow including cross-browser & device testing 
  • Work in additional languages such as Ruby, Typescript, C#
  • Usage of agile development processes
  • Experience with complex hosting environments such as Azure or Kubernetes

Software Engineering IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 - $182,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $120,900 - $198,600 per year.Microsoft has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets (see below). The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role (except as noted below); the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time. At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with Microsoft and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and wellbeing benefits, among others. U.S.-based employees also receive, per calendar year, up to 10 scheduled paid holidays, and up to 80 hours Holistic Health Time Off. Additionally, hourly/non-exempt employees accrue up to 120 hours paid vacation time, and salaried/exempt employees have Discretionary Time Off (DTO).

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Published on: 3/10/2023

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