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Are you someone with a passion for data, analytics, insights and technology?

Do you enjoy learning new technologies and applying them to data problems?

Do you want to work on a product that impacts users all over the world?

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a fast growing and dynamic team? Do you want to broaden and deepen your understanding of key business drivers, challenges, risks and opportunities?

Are you passionate about Data and intelligence and the impact it can have within a large business? Do you have a Growth Mindset? If so, this role may be right for you.

Microsoft News reaches hundreds of millions of active users a month in over 50 markets. We are responsible for some of the most used websites in the world including the Edge New Tab Page and msn.com. We work with partners inside and outside of Microsoft to integrate new experiences and drive business results. Our goal within Microsoft News is to create a best-in-class content experience that drives user engagement - we believe we can enable this with the right data foundational assets and enabling actionable insights.

The News Data Engineering team is responsible for growing and supporting an end-to-end data platform at scale. Through this platform, we enable various business units (from senior executives to external Content Partners) within and outside Microsoft News with actionable insights.

News data engineering team is looking for a passionate, creative, analytical and experienced Software Engineer -Data who has a proven record of successfully building and supporting data pipelines, BI, and data warehouse solutions to join us in our evolution, taking a leading role in designing, implementing and evolving innovative capabilities tailored to solving complex scenarios. In this role, you will also leverage Microsoft's latest BI and cloud technologies for delivering BI applications to drive analytics and insights

We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more!

* BA/BS degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience.
* Capable of architecting big data and designing data pipelines on Microsoft's internal and external big data technology stack
* Has an obsession for tangible and demonstrable value
* Has strong user empathy with an obsession for clean and functional user experiences
* Experience in one or more high level languages (C#), data manipulation (SQL, Cosmos, Hadoop), BI Tools, and/or object oriented programming language Java, C++ or Python. Spark SQL will be a plus.
* Azure Databricks, Sparks and experience with big data technologies will be highly valuable.
* Experience in working on delivering data solutions using Agile Methodology
* Excellent problem solving, critical thinking skills, and communication skills
* Machine Learning, Data Science, and statistical modeling preferred
* Knowledge of Microsoft data assets/systems preferred

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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.

* Recognize and chase game changing and disruptive value opportunities
* Make the needed 80/20 trade off decisions to strike the balance between delivery agility, functionality, and operational scale and the dependency chains across all functions and stakeholders
* Lead from front in aligning all stakeholders in making the needed and timely persevere/pivot/fail fast investment decisions
* Build and maintain ETL pipelines and data-driven systems on Microsoft Azure technologies.
* Design and implement new data pipelines to support Microsoft News Business charter
* Work with Data Analytics, PM and business stakeholders to understand business requirement and translate to technical requirements
* Build functionality to align to data platform standards and best practices.
* Define a pragmatic solution architecture to deliver the vision and target value outcomes
* Articulate the solution architecture using visual storyboards that clearly illustrate the differentiated experiences and capabilities enabled by our automation and operations investments
* Thought leadership, creation, and execution on new platform capabilities
* Align all delivery functions/teams to the execution plan
* Manage the dependency chains in execution
* Proactively stay atop and mitigate all delivery risks and issues with no/minimal churn

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