Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, California

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 running Microsoft's backbone network in the most efficient and performant way possible. At the core is a solid SDN 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.

We are looking for software engineers who are searching for a challenge to design, implement, deploy, and monitor large-scale distributed systems. The software engineer will participate in architecture and design of various components, and ensure a timely execution of the components with high quality. The developer will own the component end-to-end, including managing 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.

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Responsibilities include design, implementation, deployment, and monitoring of control plane services. Additionally, the developer will collaborate with rest of Azure networking teams to operate our backbone network effectively and efficiently.


Required Qulaifications:

  • 3 years of professional software development experience preferably in a networking and/or distributed systems environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

  • Distributed Systems, Operating Systems, Virtualization (hypervisors; VM switching), Networking, performance optimization

  • Designing and running large-scale fault-tolerant infrastructure services, RESTful Services

  • 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 shipping products or services

  • Experience with 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 at .

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