Software Engineer II

Last updated one month 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 has ever been created? The Azure Networking team is responsible for designing and building the software defined network infrastructure that powers hundreds of thousands of servers around the globe for Azure, Bing and other Microsoft cloud services. Azure Networking is at the forefront of Hyperscale Cloud Computing and runs one of the largest datacenter networkinfrastructurein the world.

By joining this team, you will gain valuable experience in service-oriented networkarchitecturesand datacenternetworkingatmassive scale. We are looking for software engineers to help us automate interactions with network devices – designing, writing, and deploying distributed software that will continuously monitor the health of our network and the communications over it. 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.


The basic requirements:

  • Experience with networking, distributed systems, and system-level programming.
  • Demonstrated abilities to learn quickly, design efficiently, and write solid code.
  • 3+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Fluency in several programming languages and ability to quickly learn new ones.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience is required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 3+ years of experience in software development in C# or C/C++
  • Online services or systems programming experience.
  • Strong system design.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and take initiative.             
  • Passion and drive for world-changing impact.
  • 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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