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Microsoft Corporation Senior Engineering Architect in Bangalore, India

Overview:

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.

​​Azure Databases SQL Customer Success Engineering is looking for a Senior Engineering Architect who is passionate about the entire Microsoft Data Platform and its potential to enable transformational change at our customers. Azure Database Services are proven cornerstones of many of our largest customers data landscapes. We are helping accelerate customers largest projects in new and exciting areas such as AI and data analytics as well as enabling further scalability and optimization of traditional transactional workloads. In this role, you’ll be helping our customers drive vital transformational data projects and working alongside our customers, partners and Microsoft’s various field, sales, and engineering teams to assist in these opportunities as well as directly white-gloving complex and strategic SQL Server, Oracle and OSS database workload modernizations. In this role you will also be directly contributing back to the continuous development cycle in our core database services by bringing the learnings and observations gathered in these complex engagements back to our wider product teams in order to drive important product development.

The Azure Databases SQL Customer Success Engineering team is highly collaborative, data-oriented, and greatly values diversity of thought and ideas. We have a proven track record of delivering deep technical engagements with our customers and helping unblock and accelerate complex data migrations from major RDBMS environments such as SQL Server, db2, Sybase and Oracle to Azure SQL or Azure PostgreSQL.

Our team consists of people from a wide variety of backgrounds as well as professional and life experiences. We are focused on maintaining and growing that diversity as we are certain it makes us better able to understand better the requirements of our diverse customers and their individual projects.

​​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.

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.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

Promote and position yourself as a leading SQL Server and Azure SQL Subject Matter Expert through engaging in PoCs, pilots and complex projects as well as driving performance tuning and optimization for acute troubleshooting scenarios.

  • Work closely with both generalist and specialist solution architects to mentor and evangelize Azure Data services as well as engage in engagements where engineering assistance is required for modernization projects.

  • Work with feature PMs and Software Engineers from other Azure Database teams to improve our products and services by finding and suggesting well-researched improvements and taking charge of driving these changes when needed.

  • Document and share learnings and technical best practices / insights within engineering as well as the wider architect community and contribute to key engineering activities such as telemetry, code and design specification reviews.

  • Advise on best practice architectures for data relevant solutions and execute quick technical feasibility and proposals for moving identified workloads to Azure Data Platform.

  • Ensure security is front and center of all architecture proposals and work as well as a cornerstone of all custom developed IPs and solutions.​

  • Embody ourculture (https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/culture) and values (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/about/corporate-values)

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • ​​Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field and 4+ years of relevant experience in the area of SQL Server/Azure SQL

  • Or equivalent work experience

  • Enterprise-scale data migration experience from SQL technologies, starting from project scoping to data/app migration and final certification and post-migration optimizations.​

Preferred/Additional Qualifications

  • ​​Knowledge of other data technologies from other cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, IBM and Oracle Clouds as well as other emerging technologies such as Vector Databases, RAG or New/NoSQL.

  • Proficiency in C# and .NET framework.

  • Demonstrated technical thought leadership in customer facing situations.

  • Ability to drive deep internal engineering conversations on potential strategy toward improving our Azure Data Services and own this input end to end.

  • Enterprise-scale data migration experience from Oracle technologies, starting from project scoping to data/app migration and final certification and post-migration performance tuning.

  • Fluent knowledge of how customers assess, purchase and manage their public cloud solutions.

  • Ability to connect technology with measurable business value.

  • Demonstrated technical thought leadership in customer facing situations.

  • Self-driven ability to deliver on ambiguous technical challenges with incomplete data

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/accessibility.html) .

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