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Microsoft UK • London, United Kingdom

Senior Software Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description


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 messaging and real-time analytics team provides comprehensive solutions and a robust platform that enables users to ingest high granularity signals (real-time & observability) and complex data, converting those into a competitive advantage in real-time for both end users and modern applications.

We think big. Today, our platform processes millions of events every second utilizing tens of thousands of virtual machines spread across dozens of data centres. As a Senior Software Engineer in the Messaging and Real-Time Analytics team you will help us achieve our mission of enabling no-code users to get intelligent insights and create automated processes to unlock the value hidden in data.

We're seeking a great software engineer who loves finding clean solutions to hard problems, tackling scale and distributed systems challenges, people with automation-first mindset. You will build new innovative real-time services, automate their life cycle through our world-class infrastructure, and maximize their impact by influencing and guiding the overall feature and product direction.

We value people, learning, and doing the right thing. We cultivate a high-trust environment with great collaboration and fun. We want people who help shape our vision, help others succeed, and learn constantly. We try new ideas and fail fast. We use the minimal process needed to deliver great results as a team. We love delighting our customers and aim to deliver an exceptional platform and user experience.

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.


  • Build large-scale core infrastructure and backend services for the product.
  • Design, develop and maintain product features using proven engineering practices and high quality code.
  • Create an architectural vision for key components of the data engine powering the product.
  • Drive key architecture decisions and overall direction for the product.
  • Liaise with the Product Management team on maximizing Customer value and ROI.
  • Be a safety net, a mentor and a decision maker for your own team, and contribute to the components jointly owned.

Embody our culture and values


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • ​Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python. OR equivalent experience.
  • Proficient years of hands-on experience in creating high quality design, code and tests.
  • Proficient years of experience with large-scale software engineering.
  • Proficient years of experience in delivering high quality production systems/services.
  • Proficient years of professional backend development experience.​

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/Additional Qualifications

  • ​Master's Degree (or higher) in Computer Science or related technical field AND 2+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python.
  • Application development and deployment experience with cloud services (e.g.
    AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Experience in C# and PowerShell.
  • Experience in working in DevOps model.​

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. 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.

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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

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024

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