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08 April

Decoding Microsoft’s SDE Titles and Levels

MicrosoftTechnical recruiters unavoidably will run into current or former Microsoft engineers, especially on the West Coast.  Software development engineers (SDE) at Microsoft are grouped based on an internal title and level system.  Here is a quick walk-through of how Microsoft ranks their software engineers (technical individual contributors).

SDE band:

  • Level 59 – Straight out of school with an undergraduate degree.
  • Level 60 – Straight out of school with a master’s degree or college grads with some experience. Read more…