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Microsoft Corporation Senior Software Engineer - CTJ in Reston, Virginia

This is a thrilling time to be part of Azure as Microsoft continues to embrace this exciting growth area! Are you tired of working on “yesteryear” technology and want to be part of what’s next? Are you looking for a challenging career where working directly with customers is your top priority? Are you passionate about working with Public Sector customers on their journey to the Cloud?

If so, then the Azure Global CAT Engineering might be the team you have been looking for Azure Global CAT Engineering is an elite team of architects and engineers within the Cloud and Enterprise engineering organization that works with strategic customers on Azure. By joining this team, you will have the opportunity to work closely with Azure Engineering teams to spearhead customer enablement and adoption of new and bleeding edge technologies. You will work with large and strategic customers to design, architect, and prototype solutions to address novel problems pushing Azure’s boundaries and to identify product changes to democratize these patterns for our wider customer base. As a Public Sector focused Program Manager, you will work closely both with general Azure development teams as well as our US Government focused Sovereign Cloud ecosystem teams.

Besides deeply engaging with customers on delivering successful projects you will also be able to greatly impact and influence the direction of the platform by bringing learnings from customer engagements and projects back into the engineering system. This will allow us to build upon our customer obsession and further iterate our products to meet the needs of our customers and industry.

The Azure Global CAT Engineering Public Sector team is looking for a highly motivated Software Engineer to work closely with our Public Sector customers and partners. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and lean in with the customer.


Azure Global CAT Engineering Technical Delivery Program Managers are expected to be hands-on technical experts, capable of directly implementing proof of concept solutions to the architectures they derive with customers after exploring their requirements. Your insights from these customer engagements will influence future product releases. You will be required to present technical challenges, solutions, and guidance to audiences including senior customer technical and business decision makers, executives, conference attendees, and internal engineering leadership.

The candidate should possess strong architectural knowledge building solutions on top of a Cloud platform, combined with great relationship skills to be successful in this exciting role. As a member of the Azure Global CAT Engineering team, you will be responsible for extending the reach of engineering product teams across North America. You will help product teams understand and prioritize customer feedback for the improvement of products and services based on the customer projects you will be delivering.

What we are offering the ideal candidate

  • A fast paced, exciting work environment where there is always a new challenge.

  • Direct interaction with product group resources to develop skillsets Azure knowledge unmatched outside engineering.

  • Opportunities to showcase your talents and help customers at the same time.

  • Direct influence on product engineering decisions as you will represent the voice of the customer. To be successful in this challenging position, you will need exceptional cross-group collaboration, strategic thinking, and customer skills. The candidate needs to possess excellent communication and presentation skills as well as have the ability to effectively interface with employees and customers at all levels. As a thought leader, the candidate will also need to have a deep understanding of the strategies and offerings of key competitors.



  • Required Qualifications

  • Minimum three years working on large and complex customer projects in the datacenter/cloud space or equal level of experience in product teams as program manager or developer/test engineer over several ship cycles in datacenter/cloud scale products

  • Bachelors or higher degree in technology, Computer Science or Engineering or related discipline

  • Deep technical knowledge on Cloud (could be Azure, AWS, GCP) - Public/Private Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, services etc.

  • Azure for Government or other Sovereign Cloud experience

  • Experience working with government IT projects and teams

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

  • Strong customer and partner empathy, with demonstrated ability to translate real world business problems into end-to-end technology product solutions

  • Excellent cross-organizational agility, partnering skills with ability to drive shared goals across multiple groups in different regions/continents

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • A proven ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and customers

  • *The position will be based in North America in the Reston/VA/MD,DC area and requires approximately <35% travel throughout the Americas and possibly international.Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of other open source technologies is an added advantage

  • Ability to design and architect solutions on top of cloud (Commercial/Gov)

  • Ability and flexibility to learn and adapt to a spectrum of services and platform capabilities that make up Azure

  • The candidate should be equally comfortable interacting with anyone: from a very technical developer to a business-focused executive.

  • Strong analytical and strategic capabilities, with excellent written and presentation skills

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:

  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements

  • Candidates must have an active TS and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph) or have an active TS/SCI and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph). This role will require candidates to maintain the TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance

  • 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.

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