Software Engineer II – CTJ

Last updated 9 days ago
Location:Elkridge, Maryland, Redmond, Washington, Reston, Virginia
Job Type:Full Time

Are you someone withpassionfor technology,engineeringexcellence and quality? Are you lookingtoworkon world-classcloud 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 andenjoyproblems 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 valuevarietyinperspectives andbackgrounds andwork together to create an inclusive environment that supports this.


  • Design and deliver software and infrastructure to improve the reliability, scalability, and efficiency of your services.
  • React to problems relating to mission critical services andmitigate, 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.
  • Engagein improving cost efficiency through service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.
  • Responsible for live site health of services and infrastructure supporting investments in Azure Government / Secret cloud with periodic on-call.
  • 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, andresolvesproblem areas.
  • Stay educated on existing, emerging technologies and do POCs to evaluate technology fits for customer needs.


Required Qualifications

Abilityto meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirementsarerequired for this role. These requirements include, but are not limitedtothe following specialized security screenings:

  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
  • The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret Clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with Polygraph. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate U.S. Government clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.
  • Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.
  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience:
  • in C OR C++ OR C# OR Java OR object-oriented programming; SQL dialects, JavaScript/TypeScript,React; T-SQL and PowerShellOR automationexperienceareanparticular advantage.
  • building and shipping production grade software or services, including designing and implementing solutions for platform and application layer telemetry and monitoring
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline 
  • Database experiencedesirablebut not required.
  • 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, andwindowsapplication and crash-dump
  • Ability to conceptualize a distributed service,it’sdependencies and the transactional flow when troubleshooting across network, application, caching, queuing, load-balancing, storage and distributedserviceslayers.
  • 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 problems and have a great curiosity and willingness to question -Love the next problem, the next experiment, the next partner.
  • 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.

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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