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Microsoft Corporation Senior Data Engineer in Redmond, Washington

At Microsoft Payments, we believe the payment industry is undergoing significant disruption and we want you to help us extend our payments platform to bring new and innovative ways for customers to interact with our payments experiences. 

The payments team sits in the Commerce and Ecosystems (C&E) organization and is the heart of all commerce activity at Microsoft such as Xbox, Office and Azure. We are looking for an experienced Senior Data Engineer to develop the data strategy to shape the next generation of fintech experiences and platform capabilities for Microsoft’s ecosystem of products. As a senior data engineer, you will be responsible for designing and executing payment-wide data architecture. You will help to set the stage for payments to be a data-led organization and will align with product and cross functional teams, strategize, and define engagement models and surface areas to address and help us manage our business more effectively in terms of customer credit, enhanced cart performance, subscription churn rates, payment approval rates, payment anomalies, Artificial Intelligence/Copilot models, and more. You will be part of a team that owns all current payment data models including the ingestion and processing pipelines and outputs.  

This strategic role will be accountable for executing on data for 1P, 3P, Cash, liquidity position, payments strategy across all Microsoft product teams such as gaming, advertising, E&D, Azure, LinkedIn, HoloLens, and GitHub, along with Microsoft CELA and Finance. The ideal candidate has a successful track record working in data engineering roles that marry user experience, platform capabilities with requirements impacting an ecommerce platform. Customer empathy, outstanding communication, excellence in distilling ambiguity, FinTech/Fin Services or ecommerce, and running complex technical and business programs in parallel are must-haves to be successful in this role that will be central around executing on an overall Microsoft Payments strategy that spans both consumer and commercial businesses. In addition to the data platform development work, the position also includes building and maintaining existing financial reconciliation solutions for Microsoft, ensuring alignment between Microsoft and its financial partners.

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. In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Responsibilities

Data Requirements and Modeling

  • Supports collaborations with appropriate stakeholders and records and documents data requirements. Evaluates project plan to understand data costs, access, usage, use cases, and availability for business or customer scenarios related to a product feature.

  • Contributes to the appropriate data model for the project and drafts design specification documents to model the flow and storage of data for specific parts of a data pipeline. Works with senior engineers and appropriate stakeholders (e.g., Data Science Specialists) to contribute basic improvements to design specifications, data models, or data schemas, so that data is easy to connect, ingest, has a clear lineage, and is responsive to work with.

  • Participates in code reviews and provides constructive feedback to team members. Uses knowledge of one or more use cases to implement orchestration techniques that automate data extraction logic from one source to another. Uses basic data protocols and reduction

Data Management and Transformation

  • Assesses data quality and completeness using queries, data wrangling, and basic statistical techniques. Helps others merge data into distributed systems, products, or tools for further processing.

  • Designs and maintains assigned data tools used to transform, manage, and access data. Writes efficient code to test and validate storage and availability of data platforms and implements sustainable design patterns to make data platforms more usable and robust to failure and change. Works with others to analyze relevant data sources that allow others to develop insights into data architecture designs or solution fixes.

Operational Excellence

  • Follows existing documentation to implement performance monitoring protocols across a data pipeline. Thereby improves on the current processes for metric collections and evangelizes it across the team.

  • Performs root cause analysis in response to detected problems/anomalies to identify the reason for alerts and implement basic solutions that minimize points of failure. Implements and monitors improvements across assigned product feature to retain data quality and optimal performance (e.g., latency, cost)

throughout the data lifecycle.

  • Uses cost analysis to suggest solutions that reduce budgetary risks. Works with others to document the problem and solution through postmortem reports and shares insights with team or leadership. Provides data-based insights into the health of data products owned by the team according to service level agreements (SLAs) across assigned features.

  • Embody ourCulture (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/about/corporate-values) andValues (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/culture)

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering , or related field AND 2+ years experience in business analytics, data science, software development, data modeling or data engineering work

  • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Math, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field AND 1+ year(s) experience in business analytics, data science, software development, or data engineering work

  • OR equivalent 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 Qualifications

  • Meaningful experience in following technologies: Python, SQL

  • Experience and interest in Cloud platforms such as Azure (preferred) or AWS

  • Experience in Distributed Processing using Apache Spark

  • Experience in creating data structures optimized for storage and various query patterns for e.g., Parquet andDelta Lake

  • Meaningful experience in at least one database technology such as:

  • Traditional RDBMS (MS SQL Server, Oracle)

  • NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4J, Cosmos DB, Gremlin)

Data Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $117,200 - $229,200 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 $153,600 - $250,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until June 24, 2024.

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/accessibility.html) .

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