Sr. Service Engineer (Networking)
Redmond , Washington
October 16, 2017
Innovate. Boldly lead. Impact millions. The Core Services Engineering group is leading the company’s Digital Transformation journey. We work across the entire company - building scalable, end-to-end cloud services for our future business needs. Core Services Engineering (CSE) delivers the services, applications, and websites that every Microsoft employee uses in some part of their work - benefits, expenses, time & absence reporting, to name a few? as well as services that power business processes across Microsoft. We are the first to use our own technology at enterprise scale. Our early adopter experiences, as well as best practices, offer an inside view of Microsoft, which helps inform our customers how to make our technology work for them.

Success during this next business revolution lies undeniably within leadership, talent, and culture to make it happen. Ready for this era? Come work on a team where you know your skills will be leveraged to the fullest and some more, where you work in a diverse team with opportunities to grow, and have impact across all the latest Microsoft services & technologies. Within CSE, Network Infrastructure Services (NIS) is the team that engineers, deploys and manages the internal Microsoft network infrastructure. We aspire to deliver industry leading network solutions that address Microsoft business needs at a global scale.

The NIS Network Engineering team has an immediate opening for a network engineer with a strong background in network designs, hands-on deployments, and troubleshooting complex network issues in lab and datacenter environments.

Core fundamental aspects of the position:
•Work with a team to develop enterprise wide routers, switch, load balancer, and firewall solutions
•Design and deploy solutions that scale to meet requirements and are easily supportable
•Perform network hardware and software performance, configuration, new release certification testing
•Assist with the definition and tracking of key performance metrics to meet availability requirements
•Develop, deploy, test, and support network automation using scripting languages such as Python, Bash
•Validate and revise key engineering artifacts such as standards and deployment guides
•Develop and maintain an extensive understanding of the Microsoft network environment
•Ensure network optimization, network health via monitoring, threshold and throughput capacity planning
•Monitor, support, troubleshoot network incidents to meet operation level agreements
•Perform DevOps role as the Direct Responsible Individual (DRI) for end-to-end service support.
•On-call rotation with team members providing high severity incident support as needed, 24x7.

•A BS degree in Computer Science
•7+ years in supporting/troubleshooting and deploying networks
•Strong background with routers, switches, and firewalls.
•Knowledge of load balancers is desirable
•Extensive experience in routing and switching protocols OSPF, BGP, IPV4 & V6, STP, MPLS in large enterprise class or service provider networks
•Deep technical knowledge and experience of enterprise networking solutions for very large environments
•Design experience with fault tolerant, highly available environments Experience with delivering quality engineering documents
•Scripting experience
•Programming experience a plus

Soft Skills:
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Strong team player who enjoys a fast-paced atmosphere
•Ability to manage multiple priorities, commitments and projects
•Ability to influence and drive consensus on multiple technical views
•Self-motivated, directed and passionate
•Ability to learn very quickly in a fast-paced environment

Keywords: NIS, UEIT, EIS

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