Senior Software Engineer

Job Location:  Hyderabad
Job Description:  SkillSet: " data migration", " agile environment", " data structures", sql, " database systems".

Over the past 10+ years, the Azure Data Group (DG) in Cloud and Enterprise division has grown from 40-million-dollar business to 7+ billion-dollar business and is one of the key revenue generators at Microsoft. The usage spans from developers, SMBs to huge enterprises taking mission-critical dependencies on our platform for a range of workloads from super-fast OLTP workloads advanced data warehouse to analytics, search, and non-relational options. Working with the full range of customers and products, Data Migration team s focus is to enable customers to migrate to the modern data platform.

Azure database services for MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB (Open Source DBs) are fully managed database services that provide developers the choice to use their favorite open- source database engine on Azure. We build reliable, highly scalable, and highly performing distributed systems for data processing needs on Azure. We are looking for highly motivated software engineers to build scalable, distributed Azure Services and Tools to allow customers to migrate their legacy databases to modern OSS offerings like Azure PostgreSQL / MySQL managed offerings. These migration workflows are long running, require a lot of planning as a result, may require complex conversions in some cases, tasked with moving Terabytes of data and hence system reliability, resiliency to external factors is extremely critical for any business OLTP workload migration. Azure Database Migration Service leverages suites of plumbing Azure technologies like Azure Data Factory, Service Bus, LRS and GRS Storage, Container, Virtualization, Cloud Services, Compute, Networking and Modern Azure framework for user workflow

Currently we offer the following services to all of Microsoft database systems customers, ISV s and Partners to discover, assess, migrate and validate data estates -

  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Data Migration Assistant
  • SQL Server Migration Assistant
  • DocumentDB Data Migration Tool

Building on top of these, we are building a new team to build a seamless, unified, reliable, performant and comprehensive automated solution for customers looking to move to the Azure Cloud OSS databases.

  • Oracle to Azure Database for PostgreSQL Migration Guide
  • MySQL Migration Guide_v1.1.pdf

As we extend our offering to move customer workloads to Azure, we will add focus to detailed programmatic and ML assessment of data and schema, validation and data estate discovery, data and application migration and validation. These problems require solid distributed system design and problem diagnosis skills. If you have proven record of accomplishments with depth in System design and API workflow, user experience, along with interest to work in a fast-paced team which value iterative development in a shorter cadence (shipping every week), we should connect.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline or in place of 3+ years of internship or 3+ years of industry engineering experience.
  • 8-12+ years of programming experience in Java OR C++ OR C OR object-oriented programming.
  • Understanding of data structures, algorithms and distributed systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in open-source technology stack (PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and Hadoop) is highly desirable.
  • Experience in relational databases such as Oracle, SQL Server and/or database migrations is highly desirable.
  • Experience with distributed systems development, with an emphasis on mission-critical robustness, performance, scalability, security and build-to-last.
  • Experience with Open-Source Big Data Stack such as Hadoop, HIVE, SPARK, HBASE etc.
  • Experience in database internals, schema, storage, metadata, migrations is also highly valuable.
  • Ability to work in an agile environment, learning and adapting quickly.
  • Excellent communication, and motivation skills
  • Strong track record of collaboration across multi-discipline boundaries.
  • Experience building and shipping production grade software or services.
  • Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems.
  • Experience creating and shipping V1 products using modern development practices.
  • Experience using agile methodologies or test-driven development (TDD).
  • Great curiosity and willingness to question.
  • High enthusiasm, integrity, ingenuity, results-orientation, self-motivation, and resourcefulness in a fast-paced competitive environment.
  • Love the next problem, the next experiment, the next partner.
  • Have a 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.
  • Solve problems by always leading with deep passion and empathy for customers.


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.

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.

Functional Area:  Web / Mobile Technologies,General / Other Software
Experience:  10 - 12 years
Qualification:  ("Other in any field")
Salary:  12 Lakh to 16 Lakh INR
Job Ad publication date: 26 Feb 2021  

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