Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is Microsoft's next billion dollar business. We are one of the leaders in Software as a Service in the world of business applications. This is an exciting time to join Dynamics CRM - we are innovating and rethinking CRM. We are focusing on the capabilities next generation business productivity software needs to provide in a mobile and cloud first world. We aim to build the best-in-class cloud application on Azure and are looking for experienced engineers to help us design the next version of our online service and lead Microsoft's charge against salesforce.com. This is a great opportunity to work on something highly strategic to Microsoft. The Data Services Team is at the center of the CRM platform and provides frameworks to model, manage, and access CRM data. The team is focused on three primary charters: Data Modeling and Solutions: We provide many capabilities for modeling data, and we manage the core platform that use these metadata to drive data operations. But new CRM applications demand a more diverse set of data modeling capabilities that we need to support, such as geo-spatial fields for mobile clients or new relationship types or even virtual data stored in external systems. These data models, along with the business process and UI constructs, can be packaged into "solutions" or "apps" that utilize CRM as a platform and expand its capabilities for different customer needs. We want to build a marketplace that allows partners to produce solutions that can customers can purchase and license via O365, which requires significant infrastructure investments in how we install, entitle, and update these solutions at scale for our Online and On-Premise businesses. Search: The success of a CRM system depends heavily on being able to find customer data, be it to provide customer service or to make inferences about possible marketing opportunities. We are building an integration with Azure Search to leverage its rich search capabilities, enabling a fast, relevance-based search experience from multiple devices. We ultimately plan to expand our initial offering to support faceting and filtering, along with other scenarios such as Open Search, Bing at Work, and even richer Cortana integration. Extended Data Platform: More and more customer scenarios, such as business analytics, reporting, and even machine learning, require CRM data to be available to different back-end systems. Additionally, many data integration scenarios such as Exchange Integration or mobile push notifications require a way to know what data have changed in CRM in order to propagate those changes to other systems. We are building a Data Sync Framework and an Extended Data Platform to solve these data sync and notification scenarios. Our challenge is not only to build these capabilities but to do so in a way that's scalable, performant, highly-available, and secure. In order to meet these demands we've expanded our use of Azure to solve these problems. For example, the Extended Data Platform is built in Azure and uses the Service Fabric "Actor" model heavily. We will continue to evaluate new technologies in the Azure ecosystem, be it for storage or compute, that can allow us to meet our functional, performance, and security goals for the features that we build. The team consists of highly motivated, innovative, customer focused engineers and engineering leaders. We have optimized our engineering for the cloud with a fast cadence of releases, delivering innovation at an exciting pace. Our team works in an agile environment where we expect each team member to think out of the box to contribute and collaborate towards the mission of the team in a feature-crew setting. As part of this team, you will get exciting opportunities to work on cutting edge technologies across a variety of platforms, building the next generation of Dynamics CRM and revolutionizing the way businesses operates.
We are looking for a passionate and motivated senior level developer to be a technical leader in design and implementation for cloud platform capabilities in Dynamics CRM, leveraging Office365 and Azure. These capabilities must not only provide the foundation for new user experiences and complex business process definitions, they must also scale out to support active usage around the world by hundreds of thousands of customers 24x7. You will be expected to work collaboratively within the team and provide technical oversight to feature crews, work through competing priorities, and solve complex technical challenges to meet business goals and maintain live site availability.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science. - 8+ years of experience in software development (MS Azure, C#, ASP.NET, REST, SQL) - 4+ years of experience developing large scale online services / applications that are secure and have robust performance and reliability - 4+ years of experience with Agile development methodologies and unit testing practices - A passion for improving engineering practices and producing high quality software - Solid CS fundamentals and strong inclination for architecting at scale - Excellent technical design, problem solving and debugging skills - Good written and oral communication skills
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.