Software Engineer
Redmond , Washington
October 19, 2017
Are you passionate about data that makes decisions faster? Are you an excellent problem solver who is not afraid to cross domain barriers? Are you looking for an agile environment that solves customer problems but also provides opportunities to work on long term bets? Look no further. We are part of the larger C+E Division, and our D&A (Data & Analytics) team supports a variety of Rhythms of the Business (ROB) and ad hoc analyses for the C+E Division to examine recent and historical data, identify salient trends, develop statistical models, and deliver key insights. As the availability of data and the demand for analysis grows, Microsoft also increases its need for highly reliable and capably data analysis functionalities which can internal stakeholders across the C+E Division to make informed decisions about their Cloud offerings and the Enterprise customer experience. Microsoft’s Biz Ops Data Analytics team is responsible to identify, source, and analyze new data to determine key information on customer behavior, system performance, or financial results to drive operational excellence. The results of these analyses are critical to Microsoft’s ability to make informed data-driven decision marking and deliver improvements in customer health and satisfaction which are consistent with those results. In addition to that, the D&A team analyze and address unplanned events for Enterprise customers, including billing errors, SIEs (Service Impacting Events), credits and mass communication. The team also builds a publisher portal for Azure Marketplace to enable self-service capability for payout recon and seller insights report. The team also monitors the data integrity of the Microsoft Azure Enterprise Portal and Marketplace Publisher Portal, ensuring the accuracy and consistency of data <> over its entire life-cycle <>.

We are looking for strong Software Engineer who are passionate about data analysis and cloud services. You will help analyze and design models for ensuring data integrity, anomalies detection, prototyping models for detecting unbilled usage (Revenue Leakage), and build cutting edge systems, algorithms and tools to detect and investigate data integrity and anomalies in Azure.

This is role will be instrumental in driving down the EA billing error rate and responsible to introduce new data integrity checks to uncover new scenarios and analyze the pattern of issues to derive insights for permanent fix. This role requires extensive collaboration with UST team and Billing team to ensure revenue leakage and billing anomalies are addressed to enable more accurate billing and no revenue left on the table (RLOT). This person should own rerating of all EA enrollments for every month end closure and publish the billing anomalies report to billing team to ensure customers are not overcharged as it has direct impact to CSAT/CPE. You’ll need a balance of technical and business acumen in order to frame broad issues & risks in a compelling manner for decision makers.

The ideal candidate will have: Key accountabilities:

• Support execution and operational improvements of the Azure
• Enable automation to eliminate manual process.
• Help drive insights into engineering and other parts of the
Azure business.
• Define and implement effective key performance indicators
(KPIs) and other measurements to ensure business impact.
• Gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to identify
meaningful actions.
• Design and drive implementation of reporting by interfacing
with business, engineering, finance, operations, and systems
teams to provide actionable insights.
• Deliver on ambiguous projects with multiple stakeholders,
unclear requirements and incomplete data

Basic Requirements:

• 8+ years of experience in applied data analysis
• Demonstrated sufficient programming experience in a high-
level language (SQL, SQLDW, HIVE SQL and COSMOS) to be
able to independently work with data sets, load the data,
perform data clean up and transformations and so on.
• The ideal candidate will possess expertise with the latest
cutting-edge technologies used in building Web applications
and Web services. Examples include: C#, JavaScript, HTML5,
CSS, jQuery, Knockout.js, and ASP.NET MVC
• Prior exposure to big data/ML systems
• Proven excellent analytical skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proven strong collaboration and project management skills for
effective internal and external relationships and making change
• Demonstrated technical curiosity and aptitude to quickly master
service capabilities, technical issues, business trends, and
customer needs
• Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related discipline, or
equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience with a major cloud platform (Azure, AWS etc.)
is desired
• Prior experience in Enterprise services including SAP,
MSSales, GSX is desired
• Team player, confident, independent and enthusiastic!
• Personal drive for impact: a desire to roll up your sleeves’ and
make things happen
• Strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication
• Strong organizational skills with ability to consolidate and
integrate a wide range of inputs
• Experience working with customers and business planning
teams, with a strong customer satisfaction track record in a
customer facing role

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.

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 to

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