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Software Engineer II or Senior Software Engineer, - Azure Data

Are you someone with passion for technology, engineering excellence and quality? Are you looking for work on world-class cloud services with a team of highly talented engineers? If so, Azure Data Services is the right place for you.

Azure Data Services is the Microsoft organization that delivers industry-leading, intelligent, cloud services that span 36 regions across the world. Some of best-known products are SQL Database, CosmosDB, HDInsight, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Databricks, SQL Datawarehouse, Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, Cognitive Search, Azure Purview and the newly announced Azure Synapse Analytics. We are meeting the stringent needs of mission-critical applications run by our most demanding customers. The scale of the challenge is enormous; we have millions of databases serving billions of requests, over exabytes of storage, across most of the world. If you want to be part of one of the biggest data projects in the world, if you enjoy being customer-focused and enjoy problems of data analysis and thoughtful approaches to problem solving, join us.

On our team, we strive to build lasting relationships, and we make each other better by supporting, mentoring, laughing, and empathizing. We believe strongly that diversity and empathy are key to building great teams and crafting visionary products with global appeal. We value variety in perspectives and backgrounds and work together to create an inclusive environment that supports this. If you are interested in learning more about Azure, feel free to check out our landing page here:

Azure Data is actively looking for Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers and Principal Software Engineers and managers for Redmond, WA and Atlanta, GA


  • Design and deliver software and infrastructure to improve the reliability, scalability, and efficiency of your services.
  • React to problems relating to mission critical services and mitigate, with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions.
  • Influence and create new designs, architectures, standards, and methods for large-scale distributed systems.
  • Engage in improving cost efficiency through service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.
  • Responsible for the execution & adherence of Software Engineering Standards for Data Archiving and retention
  • Participate in project team activities and contributes to documentation requirements consistent with methodology
  • Successfully complete engineering phases of projects in conformance to project goals, requirements, and schedule
  • Support team efforts in adopting relevant new technologies, tools, methods and processes from Microsoft and industry.
  • Pay utmost attention to quality right from the design phase, incorporating best practices and engineering for testability
  • Expose test coverage issues, organize and implement integration tests, and resolves problem areas.
  • Stay educated on existing, emerging technologies and do POCs to evaluate technology fits for customer needs.


  • 4+ years of experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, PowerShell
  • BSc in Computer Science or related technical field experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of design and technical accomplishment
  • 5+ years of experience implementing and/or operating large scale software services, components, or feature areas
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure, AWS or similar cloud computing platforms is preferred
  • Effective collaborator, experienced in creating technical partnerships across teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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.

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