The Visual C# Team currently has open positions for the Visual C# IDE, C# Compiler and Visual Studio Debugger teams.

The Visual C# IDE team is responsible for the entire user experience when you're editing C# code.  We handle everything from the background analysis (see! not analyzation!) service which determines the meaning of your code, to IntelliSense, to EnC, to Refactoring, to feeding the debugger with language specific information.  If you're interacting with C# code in the editor, then it's probably us.  We also feed external services like the CodeModel which teams like VSTS use to provide Unit Testing support as well as visualizers like the Class Designer.

The C# Compiler team is responsible for implementing well... the C# compiler.  They also provide the Expression Evaluator (used during debugging), and also implement a lot of the support for EnC and Refactoring as well.

The Visual Studio Debugger team provides all the debugging services for all Language teams (C#, C++, VB and J#, as well as your own if you so chose), and handle being able to debug native versus managed code, local versus remote, and all the crazy stuff that happens when you debug a webservice and you cross from an ASP.Net web server into a SQL stored proc on some other machine.  They do all the work for making the back end debugger work, and they own all the ways that debugging is visualized as well (auto's windows, breakpoints, callstacks, etc.).

They're all very cool teams, but i'm biased and i think the IDE team is the coolest.  :)

Our generic qualifications look for:

Solid design, development, and testing skills. Experience shipping secure, high quality software through all phases of the product cycle. The ideal candidate will have 3 or more years of experience developing compilers, developer tools, database engines and debuggers as well as experience with C++, CLR, C#, and SQL. A BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field is preferred.
But really, if you're interested in this job, then you have to have a love of writing code and helping others write code.  If you use an IDE and are never satisfied because you know it can be made better, then that's a good start.  If you think coding is a joy, and part of that joy comes from your tools and you working together to bring the ideas in your head to life, well that's the minimum we ask of :)

If you like really tough problems, extreme schedules, stiff competition across the entire industry, as well as working with an insanely smart bunch of people.  Then let us know.  Send us your resume at vcsjobs@microsoft.com

I hope to hear from you!

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PS: Knowledge of PowerPoint and Sadism required.