Microsoft

Senior Data Engineer

Job description

Are you passionate about cloud computing? Do you get excited about taking a hands-on approach to transforming Microsoft’s most critical business through investigation, data analysis, and automation? If so, come and help us build the most reliable & efficient datacenter infrastructure on the planet.

The Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) Critical Environment IDEA (Infrastructure Data Engineering Analytics) team is responsible for designing and delivering solutions to support global datacenter operations and to improve availability. IDEA team is helping to drive CO+I’s transition to a customer centric, data driven, live service culture. As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be a key player in this transition. 

Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers Microsoft’s core cloud platforms and services that millions of people use every day. With more than 95% of Fortune 500 business on Azure, 180 million using Office 365, and millions using other services – all running on Microsoft's cloud infrastructure – CO+I builds and operates the foundation upon which Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and organization comes to life. 

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Responsibilities

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will:

  • Develop and maintain efficient data interconnection solutions between systems to ensure seamless flow and integration for enhanced analytics.
  • Own and drive data reliability and engineering planning from requirements to deployment, including assessing end-user and business needs, managing team schedules, driving engagement, and keeping processes running smoothly. 
  • Be self-driven to research and identify data related problems or potential problems and drive to resolution. 
  • Be self-driven to drive improvements into our dependent data pipelines and sources. 
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and SMEs to define business rules that determine governance and data quality.
  • Assist in writing tests and creating monitoring systems that validate business rules.
  • Perform thorough data analysis and testing to identify data gaps and ensure data quality. 
  • Work closely with application, data platform, and data engineering teams to reconfigure data ingestion pipelines to be more reliable and continuously monitored.
  • Manage data incidents and drive blameless postmortems.
  • Help drive the creation of monitoring, alerting, and reporting on the reliability for data pipelines and other big data processing systems. 

Other

  • Embody our Culture and Values

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field AND 4+ years experience in business analytics, data science, software development, data modeling or data engineering work
    • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Math, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field AND 3+ years experience in business analytics, data science, software development, data modeling or data engineering work
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of end-to-end experience with Data Engineering across SQL, Azure, or other big data solutions 
  • 2+ years of experience in technical program management, data analysis, or product development
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience creating and leveraging data visualization platforms (PowerBI, Tableau, etc)  
Other Requirements

  • 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.

Additional/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering , or related field AND 8+ years experience in business analytics, data science, software development, data modeling or data engineering work
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Math, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field AND 6+ years of business analytics, data science, software development, data modeling or data engineering work experience
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years hands on experience working with Data Reliability Engineering 
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with Data Analytics applications. (SQL, Kusto, Hadoop, or equivalent large data system) 
  • Demonstrated experience producing executable and measurable results; focused on delivering impact and identifying, managing, and mitigating risks
  • Demonstrated technical problem solving and excellent analytical, verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate a broad range of audiences with varying technical abilities and to use data as a story-telling device
  • Ability to effectively deal with ambiguity and work independently to derive actionable solutions.
  • Ability to collaborate across the globe with diverse teams and be able to travel as necessary to learn and support operations in US and internationally.
Data Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until April 2, 2024.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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