Senior Software Engineer

    • Microsoft Corporation
  • Redmond, WA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 112,000.00 - 218,400.00 per year
Full Time


Data engineering
Data integration
Big data
Business intelligence
SQL Azure
Microsoft Power BI
Artificial intelligence
Operations support systems
Distributed computing
Relational databases
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Open source
Computer science
Software development
High availability
Software engineering
Integrated circuit
Internal communications
Cloud computing
Customer focus
Operational excellence
Microsoft Azure

Job Details

Microsoft is a company where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envision what can be and take their careers further. This is a world of more possibilities, more innovation, more openness, and the sky is the limit thinking in a cloud-enabled world.

Microsoft's Azure Data engineering team is leading the transformation of analytics in the world of data with products like databases, data integration, big data analytics, messaging & real-time analytics, and business intelligence. The products our portfolio include Microsoft Fabric, Azure SQL DB, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure PostgreSQL, Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, and Power BI. Our mission is to build the data platform for the age of AI, powering a new class of data-first applications and driving a data culture.

Within Azure Data, the databases team builds and maintains Microsoft's operational Database systems. We store and manage data in a structured way to enable multitude of applications across various industries. We are on a journey to enable developer friendly, mission-critical, AI enabled operational Databases across relational, non-relational and OSS offerings.

We are the rapidly growing Azure PostgreSQL Database Services team at Microsoft and we're looking for a Senior Software Engineer who has experience and are excited about building large scale managed database cloud services. If you love the engineering challenges of designing and delivering cutting-edge, cloud-scale distributed systems technologies and are passionate about developing fault tolerant, performant, self-managing, self-healing, secure services hosting mission critical customer workloads and operated on a massive scale, this role is for you!

A brief introduction to our team:
  • We spend our days collaborating with, teaching, and learning from a diverse set of world class engineers.
  • We are obsessed with customers and make data-driven decisions using telemetry collected from customers and production systems.
  • We look for opportunities to use existing technologies and open source and are committed to contributing back to the open-source code bases and community.
  • We take the time to build platforms and tools that are robust and help practice our craft efficiently and effectively.
  • We value passion, creativity, agility, accountability, team collaboration and the desire to learn new, complex technical areas.
  • We foster a diverse and inclusive work culture that always prioritizes people. We do not just value differences or different perspectives. We seek them out and invite them in so we can tap into the collective power of everyone in the company.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a very agile team, tackle hard distributed system problems, solve breathtakingly challenging problems, and ship high impact features at a rapid pace.

As an engineer in our team, you will have an opportunity to design and build a massively scalable PostgreSQL database hosting service using the latest technologies in relational databases, computing, and container hosting. You will work closely with other engineers, product managers, and customer advocates across Azure and Microsoft to deliver high-quality features and solutions that solve customer problems and create business value. You will be able to apply your critical thinking, problem solving, design, coding and debugging skills to help build these services. You will have the chance to influence the evolution of PostgreSQL database engine and the next generation of database hosting platform for Microsoft. You will get to work on solving some of the most difficult and complex problems in the relational database systems and distributed systems space, with a highly motivated and passionate team. You will have the opportunity to work with vibrant team of open-source committers and contributors to develop deep relationships with open-source communities with high impact on Microsoft's data business.

We do not just value differences or different perspectives. We seek them out and invite them in so we can tap into the collective power of everyone in the company. As a result, our customers are better served.


Required/Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, or Python.
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in designing, developing, and supporting production grade cloud services.

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.

Preferred/Additional Qualifications
  • Solid Computer Science fundamentals, fluent in multi-threaded and asynchronous programming, passionate about architecting at scale
  • Experience in developing and operating production service at scale with high availability guarantees
  • Experience with internals of PostgreSQL or similar Enterprise Database Management system, including Storage Engine and High Availability.
  • Solve problems by always leading with deep passion and empathy for customers.
  • Have a deep desire to work collaboratively, solve problems with groups, find win/win solutions and celebrate successes.

Software 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:

Microsoft will accept applications and processes offers for these roles on an ongoing basis.

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.



#databases #postgresql


Working with a team of software engineers to design, develop, test, and deploy high quality cloud services using agile methodologies and best practices.

Providing technical guidance, feedback, and mentorship to your team members and fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and customer focus

Partnering with other teams across Azure and Microsoft to onboard common initiatives and adopt best practices from other teams.

Managing the operational excellence, security, reliability, and scalability of the Azure PostgreSQL service.

Embody our culture and values
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