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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer 2 in Redmond, Washington

How often do you get a chance to design and implement a large scale distributed system from scratch? There is no legacy system baggage to maintain and you get to learn and design a brand-new distributed software system which should scale to handle thousands of incidents per hour from 100,000 plus network devices across all data centers in Azure!

We are designing a distributed system to auto-mitigate incident ticket which gets generated on any of the Azure Network device (routers/ switches etc.) from any Azure Data Center in the world so as to reduce the manual efforts to resolve them. We are planning to use all the latest technology concepts in distributed computing such as, highly scalable message queues, state machines, and applying data science/machine learning algorithms!


Roles & Responsibilities:

For this position you should have experience coding with C# and one of the scripting languages, preferably Python. You should feel comfortable working with as well as designing large-scale distributed systems It is not necessary, but familiarity with network protocols, network devices include network interface cards, switches and routers is a plus. By joining this team, you will gain marketable experience in service-oriented network architectures and datacenter networking at massive scale! 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.

We are part of the Azure Networking team that designs and builds the network infrastructure that powers hundreds of thousands of servers in datacenters around the globe, providing core network infrastructure services for Azure, Bing, and other Microsoft cloud services. In Azure Networking, we are at the very front of Cloud Computing by running one of the largest data center network infrastructures in the world


Skills & Qualifications:

Experience writing automation in languages such as, C#, Python, Powershell, and PERL.

Experience working on large scale networks

Knowledge of API design such as Netconf, RESTful API, XML APIs, and SNMP.

Understanding of TCP/IP, BGP and AnyCast

Ability to work independently on complex tasks

Basic Qualifications:

4+ years of software development experience

  • At leastBS in Computer Science or equivalent experience is required.

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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