Full Time March 3, 2023

Reports Developer- Sustainability Digital Transformation , Microsoft


As the environmental challenges facing the world grow, so has Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring that the company’s activities are in-line with the best available science and the expectations of leading stakeholder communities. The Corporate External and Legal Affairs (CELA) Environmental Sustainability (ES) team coordinates overall science-based, measurable, and scalable sustainability investments and outcomes across the company – engaging with business groups to set goals related to reductions in the environmental impacts of business operations and positive environmental outcomes resulting from technology and policy development. 

Microsoft has developed a sophisticated data platform to support monitoring and reporting on its environmental commitments. The Sustainability Digital Transformation Reports Developer will shape the evolution of critical environmental data reporting processes through intuitive visualizations.  Experience as a business owner working directly with business teams for report development is required.   

This position requires extensive cross-group coordination across hierarchies, the ability to synthesize complex business problems and devise and execute plans which address big challenges and opportunities in the environmental sustainability space. 

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission. 


Technical Knowledge and Domain-Specific Expertise   

  • Demonstrates expertise in distributed systems design, interactions between cloud technology layers and components, common dependencies at scale, and the code that defines infrastructures. Can identify and recommend configurations optimal of cloud technology solutions and modify the code base that defines systems or cloud technologies to improve the reliability and operability of supported products with minimal guidance from other engineers.   
  • Develops an understanding of the code, features, and operations of specific products at scale as required to contribute to incremental improvements in product availability, reliability, efficiency, observability, and/or performance; participates in on-boarding, code/design reviews, and regular meetings with the engineering teams that develop and/or manage those products.   
  • Researches and maintains an awareness in industry trends, advances in distributed systems and cloud technologies, new tools, and/or processes for maintaining and improving product availability, reliability, efficiency, observability, and/or performance. Contributes to the implementation of new solutions within their team by identifying ways they can be applied to solve persistent problems.  
  • Climate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced, and creative solutions will be required. Think strategically to identify novel solutions to Microsoft’s sustainability challenges using strong analytical skills and technical knowledge to drive innovation across the company.    
  • Develops deep understanding of sustainability data landscape and the lineage of data across multiple different sources.   

Contributions to Development and Design   

  • Leverages technical expertise in large scale distributed systems and specific products, as well as objective insights drawn from analyses of production telemetry data to suggest changes or add-ons to product features or code to improve the availability, reliability, efficiency, observability, and performance of product components or features supported by their team.   
  • Develops and tests basic changes to optimize code and improve the observability, reliability, and operability of a defined range of platform, system, or product components or features with direction from other engineers.   
  • Takes calculated risks and applies learnings, reports results, and identifies relevant data-driven recommendations.      

Driving Operational Excellence   

  • Identifies opportunities to leverage existing tools and automation to enable product engineering teams to increase the velocity in which they can reliably and safely implement changes in production; monitors the effects of changes across multiple components or features within a single platform or system.   
  • Utilizes insights from performance and resource monitoring tools to identify whether there is a need to optimize the efficiency of component and feature code, or if changes to compute resources are required; models the predicted effect of changes to code and/or compute resources across components or features to document the efficacy of proposed solutions.   
  • Shares insights and best practices that can be applied to improve development and operations of system, platform, or product components and features by participating in code/design reviews, incident drills and debriefs, and regular meetings, as well as interactions with more experienced SREs and members of product engineering teams.   
  • Integrate with the sustainability data platform to build visualizations and derive useful insights by gathering new requirements from stakeholders.   
  • Leverage industry standards tools and processes to automate common business workflows to eliminate cycle time for repetitive business processes.    
  • Deep understanding of linkage between analytical models and business objectives.   



Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years technical experience in software engineering, network engineering, or systems administration
  • OR Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field AND 3+ years technical experience in software engineering, network engineering, or systems administration
  • OR Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field AND 2+ years technical experience in software engineering, network engineering, or systems administration.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft SQL server, Microsoft Power BI, or equivalent toolset  
  • Good knowledge of Azure Data Lake, Azure Synapse, Azure Purview, or equivalent toolset  
  • Knowledge of Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to derive insights from existing data to determine future insights      
  • 4+ years of enterprise experience designing and deploying holistic reporting solutions; sustainability accounting experience, including GHG, SASB, GRI and TCFD standards preferred.       
  • Familiarity or experience in any of the following fields is preferred: circular economy, sustainability target setting, carbon accounting, sustainable finance, ESG due diligence, climate scenario analysis, and / or ESG governance.   
  • SASB FSA certification or similar preferred   
  • Self-directed, motivated, creative, adaptable, unquestionable ethics and integrity, bias toward data-based decision making and a willingness to take calculated risks.      
  • Understanding of global sustainability related policies, regulations, standards, and literature preferred    
  • Ability to meet Microsoft data security requirements required for this role.    

Site Reliability Engineering IC4 – The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 – $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 – $238,600 per year.

Microsoft has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets (see below). The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role (except as noted below); the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with Microsoft and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.

Our commitment to pay equity

We are committed to the principle of pay equity – paying employees equitably for substantially similar work. To learn more about pay equity and our other commitments to increase representation and strengthen our culture of inclusion, check out our annual Diversity & Inclusion Report. ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/inside-microsoft/annual-report )

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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.

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Design, Investments, Operations

$145800 - $238600

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