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You’re invited to a private hiring and networking event with Microsoft Azure.

The cloud computing service is growing and you could be a fit!

During an interactive online session, you’ll gain a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work for a leading cloud platform featuring a panel of Azure’s leaders and recruiters.

Learn about opportunities that fit your skillset, chat with hiring managers, and gain the insight you need to decide if Microsoft Azure is the right place for you.

Following the event, the Microsoft team will connect directly with registrants who are interested in joining the team, especially for the key role of Software Engineer.

Agenda (Subject to Change):

  • 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT - PowerToFly Kickoff
  • 4:05 PM ET / 1:05 PM PT - Welcome & Keynote Address from Sonali Gururaja, Partner Director of Engineering
  • 4:25 PM ET / 1:25 PM PT - Panel Discussion Featuring:
  • 5:25 PM ET / 2:25 PM PT - Closing Remarks from PowerToFly
  • 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT - Event Concludes

*We will share all registrants’ profiles with Microsoft’s talent acquisition team. If you’re unable to make the event, register to get your foot in the door with the team and receive the event recording.*

About Microsoft: Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This involves being deeply inclusive. They expect each team member—no matter what their level, role or function—to play an active role in creating environments where people of a diverse range of backgrounds are excited to bring all of who they are and do their best work.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they’d like to network with. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,000+ events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted in countless hires.

About PowerToFly’s Events: All RSVP’d attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require assistance to fully participate in this event, please email, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and Microsoft cannot admit outside recruiters to this event. Please email if you have any questions about this policy.

Meet The Speakers

Sonali Gururaja
Sonali Gururaja
Partner Director of Engineering

Sonali joined the Microsoft team over 22 years ago as Senior Software Engineering Manager. Over the years, she worked her way up to the Partner Director of Engineering for the Azure Usage Billing service. In this role, she's helping to build the next-generation usage platform to report billing for all Azure services.

Sonali is a strong advocate of diversity and increasing opportunities for women in tech. She leads many initiatives at work to hire, retain and grow women in engineering and also supports and volunteers for non-profit organizations that improve the pipeline of girls entering STEM.

Madhuri Yethirajam
Madhuri Yethirajam
Senior Software Engineering Manager

Madhuri joined the Microsoft team over one year ago as a Senior Software Engineer and worked her way up to a manager. Prior, she was a Lead Software Developer at WideOrbit.

Ukachi Okoli
Ukachi Okoli
Senior Software Engineer

Ukachi joined the Microsoft team over one year ago as a Senior Software Engineer. Her role involves delighting customers in Azure's family of managed, secure and intelligent SQL server products and services. Prior, Ukachi was a Senior Software Engineer at IBM Watson Media.

Jita Dash
Jita Dash
Principal Software Engineering Manager

Jita joined the Microsoft team in April of 2021 as a Principal Software Engineering Manager/ Director. She has 14+ years of experience in enterprise software development and 5+ years in management, testing, maintenance, customer engagements and marketing platforms for worldwide events. Prior, Jita was an R&D Leader at VMware.

Genevieve Marsh
Genevieve Marsh
Principal Software Engineer

Genevieve has been with Microsoft for over 19 years. In 2002, she joined as a Software Design Engineer for Windows Kernel and worked her way up to a Principal Software Engineer for Azure Cosmos DB.

Sandhya Vijayachandran
Sandhya Vijayachandran
Engineering Manager

Sandhya joined Microsoft 14 years ago as a Software Development Engineer in Test and currently serves as an Engineering Manager within Azure Purview. Her role involves enabling customers to run hadoop, hbase and other open-source big data solutions on Azure. Sandhya has over 8 years of experience in building and testing large-scale distributed storage solutions.