Senior Software Engineer
Sunnyvale , California
December 11, 2017
Microsoft Azure is in the cloud race to win it. We are part of the Azure networking team responsible for designing, building and operating critical network services that will help us differentiate from our fierce competitors and generate new revenue. We are responsible for enabling enterprises to connect their on premise networks and devices to the cloud, in the most secure and performant way possible. Our team also builds application delivery services such as load balancing and firewalls. At the core of these services is a solid SDN and NFV infrastructure that we continuously innovate on to improve agility, reliability and cost effectiveness of our services.
ExpressRoute provides high speed, secure and reliable connectivity from enterprises to Azure and supports one of the most demanding workloads. ExpressRoute team is looking for software engineers who are looking for a challenge, a challenge to design, implement and deploy network services that operate at cloud scale.
The developer will participate in architecture and design of various components, and ensure a timely execution of the components with high quality. The position will involve internal and external collaborations with Windows Networking and networking vendors. This is a high visibility position in an area of large and expanding investment for Azure and offers a terrific opportunity for technical and career growth. Our team's innovations are well recognized in the cloud and networking industry.

We seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

• Switching and routing protocols (BGP, BFD), transport
protocols (TCP/UDP)
• Virtualization (hypervisors; VM switching), performance
optimization, hardware offloads
• Distributed systems, distributed hash tables

The successful candidate will bring:

• Systems programming experience
• Solid Design and Dev skills
• Experience with performance optimization of low level code
• Experience shipping products or services
• Passion and drive for profound impact

Basic Requirements:

• 3+ years of professional software development experience
preferably in a networking and/or distributed systems
• BS or MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or Electrical

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.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to


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