Microsoft Development Center Serbia

Software Engineering Manager








Nema informacija

Microsoft Development Center Serbia (MDCS) is growing towards the most innovative Microsoft engineering Campus in Europe, composed of innovative and creative teams and individuals building cutting-edge Microsoft software services and products. Our outcomes power the digital transformation of the most strategic worldwide companies and improve the lives of every single individual. Our engineers come from different nations demonstrating full diversity and inclusion as core Microsoft values. While we take pride in the quality and values of our people, we are also very proud of the ecosystem we generate around us, making Belgrade one of the vital engineering hubs in this part of the world.

Millions of SQL databases are operating in Azure at a truly global scale, serving customers from the smallest to the largest sizes. Azure SQL Database and data services are always looking forward to improving end to end user experience, increasing scale and performance, provide better security and reliability, and become easier to manage.

Job position will provide opportunity for work with a wide range teams, components, and user scenarios. To work with some of the best experts in the field and will provide opportunity for long-term technical and non-technical growth.


  • Work with the team and peers every day on solving highly complex design, coding, troubleshooting and operational challenges.
  • Identify professional growth areas for each engineer on the team and proactively provide opportunities for increasing their skill set as engineers.
  • Increase the team’s capacity and capability by recruiting new engineering talent. The goal is to keep the team cohesive while at the same time bringing in new team members with diverse perspectives that can continue transform the team in a positive way.
  • 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 broader 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 the team manage projects using agile engineering methodologies.


  • Degree in computer science, electrical engineering, software engineering,  related technical discipline or 4 years of equivalent experience in software engineering industry.
  • Passion and motivation for technology, live site health, user experience and user facing features.
  • Understanding of software engineering principles.
  • Excellent communication and cross team collaboration skill.
  • Passion for Growth, doing new things, and learning from others and own mistakes.
  • Experience in one or more programming languages, including, but not limited to: C/C++, Java, C#, Python, JS, TypeScript, PowerShell, Rust
  • Experience driving architecture/design/implementation and delivery of great user experiences.
  • Drive for customer engagement and obsession, with data driven approach.
  • General experience in database systems architecture.
  • Experience with distributed systems.
  • Experience in people and project management.


MDCS People

MDCS is a great place to work as it is a diverse organization with talented and friendly people, outstanding leadership, and collaborative culture. We believe in people. We like to think of ourselves as a group of passionate individuals who enjoy their work above all. Our teams are made of people who understand and support each other and work in an atmosphere where each and every one of us is presented with an opportunity to grow professionally and personally.

Flexible Work

While you are exceptional in what you do, your other priorities are essential as well. Organize your time so that all of them are met – with flexible working hours and paid leaves for various milestones in your life, such as industry-leading time-off for new parents, both mothers, and fathers. You will be your best with programs and benefits designed to boost your health, such as sports benefits & voluntary, market-leading private health insurance for you and your family, and other perks that make your life well-balanced.

Women in Microsoft

MDCS programs focus on sparking girls’ interest in technology careers, supporting women-focused initiatives and organizations, and providing career and professional development resources for women once they are employees at Microsoft.

Societal Impact

MDCS has a large and vibrant community in Serbia. We care about our partners and support different initiatives to empower innovation and growth in our society.

Interview process

We understand that applying and going through the interview process can get you feeling a mix of excitement and anxiousness. We are here to help you do your best and appreciate your wish to come prepared. Please find out more: Work With Us (microsoft.com)


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. 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).

Azure Synapse Analytics is our flagship modern data warehousing service, used by everyone from individual developers to world’s largest enterprises. We’ve recently developed a new SQL serverless analytics engine which enables users to run SQL queries on top of raw data files in cloud storage, up to 100s of terabytes in scale. There are only a few similar solutions in the world, hence we’re very proud of this achievement.

Azure Service Fabric is the platform that enables building and operation of always-on, scalable distributes applications like Azure SQL Managed Instance or Azure Synapse Analytics. We are developing an end-to-end resource management and orchestration for Service Fabric that is capable of orchestrating millions of containers on thousands of virtual machines. Our services run on a variety of platforms, spanning from on-premise to cloud, and are used to power mission critical services within Microsoft such as Azure SQL offerings, Power BI, Microsoft Teams and others.

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.

Benefits and Perks

  • 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