Software Engineer II

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Data is at the heart of the Cloud. Winning in the Cloud means winning in Data by providing rich data services from creation to data processing deriving deep insights from within. All of this has to be done while supporting high availability, predictability and elasticity - be it supporting 1000 users on a single machine or a query that utilizes 1000’s of machines. Does this sound like an interesting problem? If yes, talk to us in the SQL Server team. We have made a big bet on our super-successful business winning in the Cloud. We will win by building the world-best data management Cloud platform and transform how people use databases. But to do that, we need your help. Our competition is fierce and our aspirations are bold!


Do you want to work on the next generation of industry-leading data warehouse that will affect millions of users and applications? Are you passionate about server development and database technology? Do you want to work in the best engineering team in Microsoft? Are you a highly motivated individual who is willing to take on challenging initiatives? If so, this may be what you have been waiting for! Azure SQL Data Warehouse team is looking for a Software Engineer to help design, implement and run a highly scalable, distributed storage engine at the lowest COGS possible.

We are the SQL Data warehouse Storage Engine team. Our mission is to be the best self-managing, high performing and highly available data warehouse. Our environment is fast paced and highly innovative and you will have the opportunity to work with top class database engineer with an excellent opportunity for growth. As a member of Azure Data warehouse storage team, you will have the opportunity to work with top-notch development team, design and develop algorithms for highly concurrent, quality and performance driven components in the area of transactional record storage and retrieval. The problem space is hard, inherently distributed and algorithmically focused and we need a smart passionate person to work on them. We’re looking for highly motivated developer with the enthusiasm and energy for a start-up environment, great problem solving skills, solid communication skills. Azure data warehouse is at the core of the Azure Synapse Analytics effort.


The ideal candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline.
  • 3+ years experience with strong design, and excellent coding skills in C# or C++.
  • Demonstrated experience adapting to and a learning new languages, tools and, environment.
  • A clear understanding of software development and testing concepts.
  • Candidate must have excellent analytical skills and technical competence.
  • Must have good communications skills and an ability to collaborate with other teams to drive complex features that cross component and organization boundaries.

Nice to have's

  • Additional knowledge in the area of data warehousing a plus.
  • Database internals and large scale distributed systems is also a plus.


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.

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