Microsoft Corporation Senior Cloud Engineer in Switzerland

We are seeking exceptional talent versed in Microsoft and OSS technologies for a rare opening in the Azure CAT. The candidate will have good grasp of the technical disciplines of distributed computing, networking and storage methods. While this position is based out of EMEA (Europe preferred), the candidate is expected to be a global resource working with customers, physically and virtually, around the world on projects relating to Internet of Things, Data Center Transformation, Application Transformation (to Cloud patterns), Networking, Big Compute & Big Data including Big Query (DW) and HPC.

The Microsoft Azure Customer Advisory Team’s (C&E Azure CAT) charter is to deliver customer feedback to Cloud and Enterprise product engineers. We work closely with customers on some of the largest and most interesting Cloud development projects and from these drive positive change in the platform.

In this role, you will be an application architect and developer working across the entire portfolio of core Azure technologies plus the Azure data platform leveraging technologies from the broader community regardless of language or platform. This is your opportunity to be part of a small but growing team that is making a huge impact to Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Work with strategic customers as an advisory architect and developer on engineering solutions of significant scale/volume/complexity on Azure

  2. Work with Engineering Teams to deliver feedback and convey gaps observed from customer engagements.

  3. Create high quality technical guidance documents and artifacts gleaned from the customer engagements.

  4. Handle escalation requests from field teams and work to remove technical blockers

  5. Staying abreast of new products and features

Required Skills:

  1. Hands on design, coding and development skills using Cloud application patterns

  2. Proven Systems design and thinking

  3. Ability to engage with customers and partners to understand their business needs and priorities

  4. Solve problems, deal with technical challenges, and make tough decisions/recommendations to customers.

  5. Architect/design/implement services or solutions that handle significant scale/volume/complexity on Azure.

  6. Excellent communicator, and have the ability to present to audiences in a clear, effective, and motivating manner

Experience and Qualification:

  1. The candidate will have cloud and or distributed application development experience preferably with a mix of architecture, technical lead and IC developer roles

  2. BS/BE or higher degree in Computer Science or related discipline from a college/university of national repute.

  3. Strong track record of delivering services and/or shipping products

  4. Experience with Microsoft Azure, AWS & GCE is highly desired.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

Location: anywhere in Europe Program management (engineering)