Microsoft UK • United Kingdom

Data Engineer II

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description


As a Data Engineer II, you will design, build, and manage data pipelines that support data-driven decision making and machine learning across various products and services. You will have the opportunity to impact both Microsoft’s strategy and the world-wide mission of one of the largest and most forward-leaning customers. The customer’s scenarios will be lighthouses for their markets and present an opportunity for Azure and Microsoft to learn and grow, create transformative technology offerings, and advance competitive advantages.

You will collaborate with stakeholders to understand data requirements, model data flows, transform raw data, ensure data quality, and comply with data governance standards. You will use your skills and experience in software engineering, data engineering, data platforms, and data visualization to deliver scalable and reliable data solutions.

This role is fully remote, and successful candidates can be located anywhere within the United Kingdom (UK). Travel would eventually be 10-20% and the role requires the ability to work with clients remotely.

Our team values collaboration, craftsmanship, and continuous learning. As a member of the team, you will be able to shape and grow a positive and productive engineering culture.

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.


  • Collaborate with customer stakeholders to define data requirements, use cases, and metrics for data products or features.
  • Design and document data models, schemas, and flows that meet business and analytical needs.
  • Extract, transform, and load data from various sources using query languages, tools, and APIs.
  • Ensure data quality, completeness, and reliability across data pipelines.
  • Develop and implement data tools, tests, and monitors to optimize data performance and troubleshoot issues.
  • Comply with data governance policies and standards for data security, privacy, and classification.
  • Contribute to the data glossary and data catalog to document data sources, definitions, and lineage.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Math, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience in data engineering, data science, software development, or data modeling.
  • This role will require UK security clearance. Applicants must also be willing to undergo security clearance checks by the UK Government.
  • In-depth experience in programming languages, such as Python, Java, Scala, or C#.

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.

Additional / Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data platforms, such as Azure and AWS.
  • Experience with data tools and frameworks, such as Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, or Databricks.
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as Power BI
  • Experience with data query languages, such as SQL, Hive, or Presto.
  • Experience with data governance and compliance standards, such as GDPR, CCPA, or HIPAA.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.

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.


Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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