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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Azure is the world’s leading cloud offering, trusted by hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

More than ever, our customers are betting on the cloud and expecting Microsoft to deliver an unparalleled experience, including when dealing with their most sensitive data. To further increase adoption by government, public administrations, and other highly regulated customers, we have embarked on an initiative to deliver Sovereign Cloud solutions in select regions, meeting unique technical, legal, and operational requirements.

The Azure Sovereign platform team is the Microsoft engineering team that builds the platform and tooling required to build, deploy, and manage various Sovereign Clouds for our global customers. We are looking for a Software Engineer for the development of services, tools and solutions. As part of the role, you will be responsible for building services and tools that simplify and reduce the Cloud build-out time. You will be building solutions that overcome the complexities and challenges in Sovereign cloud management. This will be a place where you will innovate to overcome current technology, you will bring in solutions which solve resiliency, scale, security, compliance for our global customers across various Azure Geographies.

As a team, we are interested in smart, self-driven individuals, with a positive can-do attitude, who come to work with a smile and enjoy writing clean and elegant code. We value passion, creativity, teamwork, agility, accountability, inclusivity, and desire to learn new complex technical areas. An unquenchable drive to write code, own quality, and a passion for helping ship high quality software is a must. The team is supportive of flexible work, and candidates may work from home up to 50% of the time.

This position offers a unique opportunity to have a direct impact on our business, positively impacting millions of people, empowering them to do more and achieve more. You will be working with various organizations, internal and external, and across multiple geographies and time zones.


  • Contribute towards building the Azure Sovereign Cloud platform that makes it possible for supporting multiple classes of applications accounting for application consistency, availability, and security.
  • Works in collaboration with teams across a single organization to develop reliable, scalable, and high-performance, software designs.
  • Partners with engineering and Program Management teams to understand customer, business, and technical requirements to provide feedback to Azure Engineering.
  • Triages, troubleshoots, and repairs complex live site issues by applying expertise in software and hardware components and features.
  • Rapid cloud scale deployment of code and monitoring of telemetry
  • Design, develop and operate large scale, efficient and reliable cloud services
  • Drive continuous improvement on service quality and cogs efficiency


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical field AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C#, Java, JavaScript, or PowerShell OR equivalent experience
  • Experience/knowledge of cloud computing, enterprise computing, IaaS and/or SaaS products
  • Proven ability to track complex technical issues for running online services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Technical passion, avid learner, terrific problem-solving skills, and self-motivated
  • Expertise & interest in distributed build environments

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.