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Full Time Job
Atlanta, GA 30303
112000 - 218400 USD Per Year

What will you do in this job?

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 looking for a Senior Software Engineer with a passion for technology and for helping customers succeed on our platform by building the next generation high performance database products for cloud and on-prem that will delight our customers. You have an opportunity to work on these technologies (Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines) with a focus on driving product performance, scalability, and reducing TCO. You will have the opportunity to work on scale-up performance of SQL on a single system (1000+ cores, 24TB+ ram, 100 Gbit NIC ...), scale-out performance (SQL big-data clusters with 100+ nodes) and optimization of SQL for Cloud. The optimizations will also aim to fully leverage capabilities in upcoming technologies (new technologies for cloud native databases, new processor architectures, storage, networking, memory, PCI interface etc.) to deliver better performance and reduce TCO. 

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.


  • Contribute to current/upcoming product improvements that have key performance deliverables solutions in collaboration with teammates.
  • Collaborate with OEMs partners in analyzing SQL performance on modern h/w technologies and showcasing product performance for technical marketing deliverables (benchmarks, white papers, demos, etc.).
  • Look into emerging and upcoming Azure SKUs and technologies and exploring new ideas to drive product improvements (hardware/software/config/COGS). This will also include modelling, competitive analysis & benchmarks.
  • Improve the engineering process to make sure that cloud deployments (software & hardware) are done in the most efficient way and meet the targeted perf/scale/SLA goals.
  • Identify improvements in supportability that enable performance analysis with a focus on cloud and on-prem platforms.
  • Provide regular updates to key-stakeholders with respect to the performance analysis/progress/new-findings/status of assigned deliverables.
  • Embody our culture and values


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in C and C++. 
    • OR equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of Performance Engineering experience covering design, development, usage of performance workloads, Tools to measure, analyzing and root cause performance and scalability issues in the product.

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 Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and expertise in modern processor technology like ARM, Intel and AMD.
  • Hands-on development and extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Database/OS internals, Hardware knowledge (CPU/System/Networking/Storage), and Cloud related technologies.
  • Trusted experience in improving product performance.
  • 2+ years of experience designing and developing production quality software using C/C++.
  • Experience in both Windows and Linux system performance tools.
  • Methodical problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Great curiosity and willingness to question, undaunted by hard technical problems.
  • MS in CS/CSE/EE or related discipline.

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:



#SQL Performance, #Database Internals, #Systems Programmer

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience

Senior level
Equivalent Experience Accepted!
4+ years work experience in one of the occupational industries below:
  • Engineering
  • Business Development
  • Art & Design


Equivalent Experience Accepted!
Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas below:
  • Engineering

Neuroexceptional Strengths

Detail-oriented ThinkerGeo-spatial ThinkerOut of the Box Problem Solver



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