Cloud Network Engineering

Last updated 19 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Are you looking for an opportunity to build software and systems for some of the biggest data centers that humanity has ever created? The AzurePhysicalNetworking team is responsible for designing and building the software defined network infrastructure that powers millions of servers around the globe for Azure,Office,Bing and other Microsoft cloud services. AzurePhysicalNetworking is at the forefront of Hyperscale Cloud Computing and runs one of the largest datacenter networksin the world.

We write the code for the software defined network virtual-switches on the servers andthe firmware forhigh-speed packet transformation with FPGA-based hardware accelerators. We startedSONiC– Software for Open Networking in the Cloud – now an industry-wide open source network operating system that controls the switches in our data centers and many other clouds.We build the distributed systems that continuously monitor the network and ensure it remains healthy by automatically remediating problems. We do the data science to characterize the behavior of our networks, and we build transport protocolsthat provide industry-leading performance. We design the cloud-scale networks and data centers that provide terabits of connectivity at low-cost and high-reliability.


By joining this team, you will gain valuable experience inwriting software that runs at massive scale, works as a world-wide distributed system, and survives any fault thrownat it.We are looking forexcellentsoftware engineers that want to learnmore about cloud-scale networking. Example challenges include: creating software-defined networks; building architectures that collect information from network switches and servers, rapidly analyze them, and then orchestrate repair actions; evaluating new network device features and performance; validating the health of network devices; system performance and scale evaluation; and Linux and Windows kernel programming.

Required skills:

  • Demonstrated abilities to learn quickly, design efficiently, and write solid code.
  • Fluency in several programming languages and ability to quickly learn new ones.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and take initiative.
  • Passion and drive for world-changing impact.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience is required.


Desired skills include:

  • 3+ years of experience in software developmentinC# or C/C++ or Python.
  • Experience withnetworking, distributed systems,orsystem-level programming.
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science is a plus

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. 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.

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