Senior Software Engineer


Do you want to build and ship new Azure services from the ground up? Does working with and contributing to Open-Source Software sound exciting? The Azure Developer Division team at Microsoft India Development Center (IDC) is staffing a team of talented engineers and product managers to help us build and ship Azure services targeted to developers building applications and services in Azure. Our team mission is to make Azure the best cloud for all developers. 

We are hiring Senior Engineers to work on V1 projects related to Azure services in the above areas. This is a rare opportunity where you get to work on a pre-V1 offering and get in on the ground floor of a new team being formed. We are looking for strong, self-motivated, and result-driven individuals who can thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments. We value a healthy work environment where growth mindset, openness, trust, diversity, respect, and care are strong cultural values. We expect all team members to bring customer obsession, continuous learning, and product and engineering excellence to their work every day.  

  • Job number: 1715527
  • Work site; Up to 50% work from home
  • Travel: 25-50 %
  • Role type: Individual Contributor
  • Profession: Software Engineering
  • Discipline: Software Engineering
  • Employment type: Full-Time


Responsibilities for this role include different aspects of designing and building an Azure service – such as prototyping, developing control and/or data plane components, authoring Azure portal extensions, handling live site issues, driving security compliance etc. As a senior engineer on the project, you will have the opportunity to lead planning, design, and implementation of a significant sub-system of the service or a set of platform components. You will be hands-on with design and coding for the components you lead and build for security, privacy, scalability, reliability, and compliance. You will mentor junior engineers on long-term design and best engineering practices. You will support customers in a live site, dev ops model. 

If the above sounds challenging and exciting, we’d love to talk to you. 



  • BA/BS or higher degree in Computer Science or equivalent field 
  • 7+ years of industry experience building and shipping software using modern programming languages such as C#, C++, Java, Go or Python 
  • Track record of leading design and implementation of complex features, sub-systems, or end-to-end products 
  • Excellent technical design, problem solving and debugging skills 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills 
  • Customer obsession and passion for shipping high quality products 
  • Track record of collaborating effectively with product management and other stakeholders to define requirements, scope projects and ship with rapid, iterative cycles 


  • Experience working in a Linux environment and/or with Open-Source projects 
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure such as Azure, AWS or GCP 
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and DevOps tools and processes 
  • Demonstrated experience in shipping and supporting a high-quality cloud service is a plus 
  • Experience working with geo-distributed teams and XFN partners 
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers 

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. 

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Educational resources
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Savings and investments
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Generous time away
  • Giving programs
  • Opportunities to network and connect

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. 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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