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Microsoft Corporation Research Intern - Mobility and Networking in Redmond, Washington

The mission of the Mobility & Networking Research (MNR) Group at Microsoft Research is to invent and research technologies that make Microsoft's networks, services, and devices indispensable to the world. The MNR group focuses on basic and applied research in all areas related to networked systems and mobile computing. We build proof-of-concept systems, engage with academia, publish scientific papers, publish software for the research community, and transfer cutting-edge technologies to Microsoft’s product groups. The MNR group has dominated top academic conferences including ACM SIGCOMM and USENIX NSDI, and has had massive impact on the Azure Network by productizing research technologies including Software Defined Networking, Hardware-accelerated Datapath, and Network Verification,

The MNR group is seeking Research Intern candidates with stellar empirical R&D skills and backgrounds in technologies underlying edge computing. The ideal candidates will have experience with container-based virtualization in addition to being fluent in the state-of-the-art research in distributed systems and operating systems. The ideal candidates should have strong ability to work with researchers at Microsoft to push forward research agendas, be a team player in a collaborative and supportive environment with outstanding programming skills. Applicants should demonstrate depth of knowledge in distributed systems and operating systems, and demonstrate experience in low-level programming, experimentation, and modeling.

Responsibilities

Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.

Qualifications

In addition to the qualifications below, you’ll need submit a minimum of two reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science or a related STEM field.

  • Must have earned a bachelors degree in a technology-related field.

  • Must have at least one year of experience with systems building.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop original research agendas.

  • Ability to think unconventionally to derive creative and innovative solutions.

  • Experience processing large data sets is preferred.

  • Experience with networking operations is preferred.

  • Experience with machine learning is preferred.

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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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