Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 18 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

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. We provide VPN Site-Site, Point-Site and express route connectivity to the Azure customers. 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. Our team's innovations are well recognized in the cloud and networking industry.

The Brooklyn team is building core connectivity pieces for all Azure VPN & Onprem connectivity offering. This includes building large scale yet low cost VPN solution to provide unlimited number of branches, mobile users as well as unlimited bandwidth, Azure Infra VPN, onprem connectivity and many SDN Wan optimization & functionality to the customers. Connectivity will be bundled with security to provide network as a service to the customers. We own entire service end-end from user facing interface to management plane and all the way down to data path implementation in windows drivers. Our team is looking for software engineers who are searching for a challenge to design, implement, deploy, and monitor large-scale distributed systems in an agile environment. We are also transitioning all VPN services from per tenant deployment to multi-tenant deployments, we are working on designing very high scale multi-tenant networking and VPN stack for next generation VPN services.


The developer will participate in architecture and design of various components and ensure a timely execution of the features with high quality. The developer will own the component end-to-end, including testing, managing cross team dependencies as well as monitoring and alerting for the deployed component. The position will involve extensive internal and external collaborations with other Azure/Microsoft teams as well as 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.

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

  • Networking
  • Distributed Systems
  • Virtualization (hypervisors; VM switching), performance optimization
  • Designing and running large-scale fault-tolerant infrastructure services
  • RESTful Services


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Software development experience preferably in a networking and/or distributed systems environment
  • BS or MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Systems programming experience
  • Solid Design and Dev skills
  • Proven ability to solve hard problems (scale, performance, reliability)
  • Intense eagerness to learn, ready to dive deep into complex problems
  • Passion and drive for profound impact
  • Experience with Networking and Azure technologies 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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