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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II _ Azure Networking in Beijing, China

The Azure Networking Team is growing and we’re looking for a creative and hard-working engineer who can combine networking experience with software development fundamentals to help build the world’s best private backbone network and SDN platform. We’re passionate about automating every facet of the network to converge on a self-growing, self-healing network. We want engineers that are equally passionate and can look at the problems with a Customer's perspective to create user experiences that truly enable and empower Technicians, Engineers and Planners.

Focusing on the global backbone network, and working closely with partner teams in Azure Networking, you’ll be a critical part designing and developing our first Open Source Operating System for the Wide Area Network. This will include owning components from design through to development, testing and operations. This is a high visibility position in an area of large and expanding investment for Microsoft Azure and offers a terrific opportunity for technical and career growth.


  • Work across the Azure Networking organization to design and code network operating system features for our packet routers.

  • Build laboratory systems and automate test cases to test operating system functionality.

  • Contribute to the improvement of safe deployment orchestration and integration testing by connecting automation to virtual WAN network.

  • Resolve live site issues by troubleshooting complex network components and features (e.g., device operating systems).

  • Support innovation and cost management by developing new ideas for network systems and tools that meet customer and/or business needs.

  • Take your ideas from design to production – own it end to end.


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering (or a related field), or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience is required.

  • At least 3 years of professional software development experience in the networking domain

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Self-starter with proven ability to develop creative solutions that enable Customers.

  • Experience with C++, Python, REST, YAML, and Workflow systems.

  • Knowledge of IP/ethernet networking fundamentals

  • Interest and ability to research new and emerging technologies to better solve networking problems.

  • Proven track record of getting hands dirty to fix problems

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.

Additional Details:

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 due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

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