Principal Software Engineer – Azure SQL Managed Instance

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We are Azure Data, a Microsoft team that drives the future of data processing in the Microsoft Cloud. Our software development team, located in Belgrade, is building some of the most advanced and widely used data processing cloud services in the world. The services we build are based on groundbreaking technology and are global market leaders, with millions of active users.

Azure SQL Managed Instance is our customer’s first choice service for migrating existing SQL Server instances from on-premise data centers to the cloud.  Such systems can scale to thousands of clusters with hundreds of instances. Thousands of customers have easily migrated their apps to this service and got all the benefits of automated database management (patching, backups, high-availability, security). On top of that, we are working on a solutions for problems like virtual networks, security isolationsbuilding new SQL features that customer need.

We are hiring Principal Software Engineer who are passionate and highly motivated to work on researching, driving, solving both deep technical and problems that arose with scale of the service. If you are eager for taking a challenge, Azure Data is the place for you!


  • Work with the team and peers every day on solving highly complex design, coding, troubleshooting and operational challenges
  • Driving featuresprojects and open ended problems towards resolution
  • Increase the team’s capacity and capability by sharing experience and knowledge
  • Continuously evaluate engineering processes and practices affecting the team with the goal of eliminating in-efficiencies and increasing the overall team effectiveness Passionately drive these improvements both within the team and across the Identity organization if necessary
  • Provide deep strategical technical expertise and guidance in the design/architecture/planning stage of the project. Provide guidance during the execution/implementation as necessary
  • Help Microsoft in building something great that positively affects the lives of millions of people!


  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 8+ years of software design and development experiences
  • Solid Experience driving architecture/design/implementation and delivery of great user experiences
  • General experience in database systems architecture
  • Excellent communication and cross team collaboration skill
  • Experience in building and growing an engineering tech
  • Excellent system design and open-ended problem-solving skills
  • Passionate about live site health
  • Passionate about user experience and user facing features
  • Solid Experiences with distributed systems, especially microservices architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in building storage solutions
  • Experience in building state-full reliable systems
  • Strong full stack development experiences. Experiences with Cloud technologies (Azure/AWS) are preferred
  • Having visionary mind
  • Easily adaptable in any code base

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 and Perks

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away

Prijavi se do 13/05/21

Lokacija — Beograd

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