Software Engineer
Redmond , Washington
October 19, 2017
As part of Microsoft Azure, the Azure Networking team designs and builds the network infrastructure that powers hundreds of thousands of servers in datacenters around the globe, providing core network infrastructure services for Azure, Bing, and other Microsoft cloud services. In Azure Networking, we are at the very front of Cloud Computing by running one of the largest data center network infrastructures in the world. By joining this team, you will gain marketable experience in service-oriented network architectures and datacenter networking at massive scale.

For this position, you should be familiar with network protocols, network devices include network interface cards, switches and routers. You should feel comfortable of working with large-scale distributed systems -- in managing the network infrastructure that supports the Azure Cloud infrastructure as well as well in designing and building the large-scale distributed systems that manage the network. Looking for an engineer to enhance and improve the platform.

You should have experience uncovering and addressing network and system related problems in large scale data centers. Someone who can work to quickly mitigate impacts and restore service availability through a software enabled toolset. Looking for an engineer who can plan and coordinate service maintenance like software rollouts, configuration changes, capacity planning/provisioning, monitoring, error budgeting, and metrics management. This position is focused on Site Reliability as part of a team that participates in code development and resiliency best practices for end to end delivery of service to the end user.

A successful candidate will have:
• Experience writing automation in languages such as PERL, Python, Powershell, and C#.
• Experience working on large scale networks
• Knowledge of API design such as Netconf, RESTful API, XML APIs, and SNMP.
• Leadership, coordination and teamwork skills
• Ability to work independently on complex tasks
• Strongly motivated to drive leading edge technologies
• Understanding of TCP/IP, BGP and AnyCast

Basic Qualifications:
• 1+ years of software development experience

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:

Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

Criminal Justice Information Services: This position may require passing a background check conducted through the CJIS criminal justice information system by authorized local, state, and/or federal agencies.

Fingerprint Background Check: This position will be required to pass a customer required Fingerprint Background Check.

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Public Trust Position: This position may require passing a United States Public Trust Position (PTP) background investigation to meet federal, state and/or local government requirements.

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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