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 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.
10+ years' experience:
building and shipping production grade software or services,including designing and implementing solutions for platform and application layer telemetry and monitoring
Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in computer scienceor Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline
Proven track record of successfully managing teams of more than 10 people to key enterprise results.
Deep systems background with strong fundamentals in OS and databases including professional experience with multiple relational database systems, ideally SQL, PostgreSQL/ MySQL or Maria DB desirable but not required.
Practical experience running large scale online systems built on Azure or similar cloud providers
Experience coordinating resources across diverse teams to restore service and maintain SLA's, ITIL certification is preferred.
Ability to analyze network and performance monitor traces, application performance problems, and windows application and crash-dump
Ability to conceptualize a distributed service, it's dependencies and the transactional flow when troubleshooting across network, application, caching, queuing, load-balancing, storage and distributed services layers.
High enthusiasm, integrity, ingenuity, results-orientation, self-motivation, and resourcefulness in a fast-paced competitive environment.
Deep desire to work collaboratively, solve problems with groups, find win/win solutions and celebrate successes
Get excited by the challenge of hard technical problemsand have a great curiosity and willingness to question
Always leading with deep passion and empathy for customers
Communication skills are a key component of this role with audiences that include customers, peers and at times executive leadership.
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:
Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
Candidates must have an active TS/SCI and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph). This role will require candidates to maintain the TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance.
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.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
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.
Solve problems relating to mission critical services and create solutions to prevent problem recurrence, with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions.
Drive cost efficiency through service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.
Organize and ensure on-call duties are available for your services
Build and drive consensus towards common goals and priorities through advanced impact and influence skills.
Responsible for the execution & adherence of Software Engineering Standards for Data Archiving and retention
Accountable for retention of critical intellectual property
Actively drive design and architecture deliverables within project constructs
Accountable for project team activities and ensure documentation requirements are met consistent with methodology
Exercise independent judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
Accountable for the planning and execution engineering phases of projects in conformance to project goals, requirements, and schedule
Practice Agile+ software development by adding and leveraging Telemetry/Instrumentation to our components and services to drive decisions while executing in an agile cadence for engineering activities such as: designing, coding, testing, debugging and incident management.
Develop "best-in-class" engineering for our services by ensuring that the services and the components are well-defined and modularized, secure, reliable, diagnosable, actively monitored and reusable.
Drive adoption of relevant new technologies, tools, methods and processes from Microsoft and industry.
Drive quality right from the design phase, incorporating best practices and engineering for testability.
Educate teams on existing, emerging technologies and drive POCs to evaluate technology fits for customer needs.
Hire, manage and motivate a high performing team of Software Engineers reinforcing the values of diversity and inclusion that Microsoft upholds.