Senior Staff Azure Data and Services Software Engineer


Chicago, IL, USA Remote

Full time

$184.7-323.3k (annually)


Nov 17

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Job Description

As a Senior Staff Azure Data and Software Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing cutting-edge technical solutions that align with our organization's business objectives. You will work closely with stakeholders to understand their needs, assess existing systems and infrastructure, and design robust and scalable data and mircroservices solutions that drive innovation and efficiency. Your role will require a combination of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and effective communication to bridge the gap between business and technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Solution Design: Collaborate with business leaders, project managers, and technical teams to understand requirements and design holistic cloud technical solutions with Azure, AKS and other Microsoft cloud technologies.
  2. Architecture Planning: Develop and maintain technology roadmaps, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and Azure cloud best practices.
  3. Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance to development teams, ensuring adherence to architectural standards and best practices for Azure cloud capabilities.
  4. Risk Assessment: Identify and evaluate technical risks and propose mitigation strategies to ensure project success and data security.
  5. Documentation: Create and maintain comprehensive architecture documentation, including diagrams, guidelines, and standards for development teams to follow.
  6. Vendor Evaluation: Assess and recommend third-party tools, products, and services that can enhance our technical solutions.
  7. Prototyping: Develop proof-of-concept and prototype solutions to validate architectural decisions and demonstrate feasibility.
  8. Performance Optimization: Continuously monitor and analyze system performance, identifying areas for improvement and optimizing existing solutions.
  9. Security and Compliance: Ensure that the Azure cloud solutions comply with industry regulations and security standards, and proactively address security vulnerabilities.
  10. Collaboration: Foster collaboration and effective communication between cross-functional teams, promoting a culture of innovation and excellence.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Cloud computing expertise (e.g., Azure).
  • Knowledge of DevOps practices and tools.
  • Proven experience as a Lead Engineer and Solution Architect or a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise architecture principles and best practices.
  • Familiarity with microservices architecture.
  • Familiarity with graph databases.
  • Proficiency in designing and implementing solutions using various technologies and platforms.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Project management skills and experience in managing complex technical projects.
  • Certification in relevant technologies or architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert) is a plus.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of DevOps practices and tools.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Strong understanding of data architecture and database technologies.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.


For positions in the Bay Area, we offer a base pay of $184,700 - $323,300, plus equity (when applicable), variable/incentive compensation and benefits. Sales positions generally offer a competitive On Target Earnings (OTE) incentive compensation structure. Please note that the base pay shown is a guideline, and individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies and work location. We also offer health plans, including flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, matching donations, a flexible time away plan and family leave programs (subject to eligibility requirements). Compensation is based on the geographic location in which the role is located, and is subject to change based on work location.

Additional Information

ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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