Senior Data Engineer

Microsoft Corporation Reston , VA 20190

Posted 2 months ago

The Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT) is an elite team of engineers and architects within the Azure engineering organization that works with interesting and strategic customer deployments on Azure.

Required qualifications for this role:

  • Must have TS SCI clearance.

  • Must have deep experience designing, developing, tuning and troubleshooting complex data-intensive applications, using Hadoop, Spark, relational databases, and other related technologies.

  • Knowledge of Cloud (Azure or AWS or Google Cloud) platform infrastructure to run and optimize distributed data applications.

  • Ability and flexibility to learn and adapt to a spectrum of data technologies running on multiple platforms.

  • 5+ years of experience in building or shipping products or services or building and architecting software solutions.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Preferred skills for this role include:

  • Bachelors or higher degree in technology, Computer Science or Engineering or related discipline

  • Ability to design and build distributed data systems

  • Working knowledge of big data components like HDFS, Spark, Hive, MapReduce, Kafka, Elastic Search, NoSQL technologies, and various file formats such as Avro, Parquet, etc.

  • Comfortable writing code in either Java, Scala, Python or .Net

  • Knowledge of data warehousing and data pipeline concepts, such as ETL, data integration, streaming

  • Experienced in defining and recommending best practices and principles of data architecture.

  • Experience working with multiple top tier customer scenarios and workloads to meet customer needs for performance, scalability, latency, reliability.

  • Practical experience in planning, sizing & migrating large enterprise workloads from on-premises to cloud platform.

  • Knowledge of other open source database technologies is an added advantage.

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with strategic customers to help build data-intensive applications, and influence the overall direction of the platform to unblock these strategic customers. You will be required to synthesize and present customer challenges to engineering leadership, present solutions and guidance to architects, developers and senior customer executives. This team is geographically dispersed, this specific position is based in Reston, VA, USA. About 25% travel expected.

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