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Microsoft Corporation Principal Software Engineering Manager in Canberra, Australia

Microsoft Azure Core’s Networking division is designing, building, and operating critical network infrastructure our clients rely on every day, transforming a pile of servers into a connected cloud. We are responsible for ensuring the reliability of these networks, in the face of constant change, relying on cutting-edge research and a stellar engineering team. We have built a large cloud thus far but the best is yet to come as we continue expanding at a rapid pace. Our division is responsible for a large diversity of technologies and challenges, including software defined networking, software load balancing, physical fiberoptic cables, software managing how to route packets across a global network as fast as possible, DNS, protection against DDoS, and many other challenging problems. We’re looking for a leader passionate about delivering value to customers in mission critical environments, enjoy a growth hacking culture, and are eager to play one of the most important long games for Microsoft.

We are looking for a Country Lead for Azure Core Networking. You will be responsible for hiring and leading a large team of software engineers and cloud network engineers to deliver Azure Core Networking services to our in-country customers. You will own all networking services in the country cloud: Software Defined Networking, Wide-Area Networking, Physical Networking, DNS, CDN, Hybrid connectivity, etc.

This is unique opportunity to be on the ground floor of an exciting new phase of Azure.


You will work with other teams in Azure Networking, participating in architectural and design reviews, and delivering your components with high quality. You will also have opportunities to collaborate across the broader Azure organization and with external Microsoft customers. There is high visibility in an area of large and expanding investment for Azure, offering a terrific opportunity for technical and career growth.

In Azure Networking, you own features from the design phase through implementation to production. As part of this ownership, you are expected to help support your features by actively participating in an on-call rotation, which includes creating/updating SOPs, Troubleshooting Guides, monitoring systems, mitigating/restoring network incidents, and deep-dive analysis of root causes of outages.


Required Qualifications:

10+ years Software Engineering or Networking Engineering experience

Experience writing object-oriented code in at least one of the following languages: C#, Java, C++, Python, Java, Go.

Network Engineering experience working with Layer 2 protocols, Layer 3 networking with IP, as well as routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF/IS-IS and MPLS.

Candidates must pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications:

Solid design and coding skills

Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, asynchronous architectures and distributed algorithms.

Experience in concurrency, multithreading and synchronization is a plus.

Knowledge of networking (including networking protocols such as TCP/IP, BGP, ANYCAST, IS-IS).

Knowledge of network security is a plus.

Highly effective written and oral communication skills.

BS, MS, or PhD degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science / related field (or an additional 4 years experience in lieu of degree) is preferred.

Security Clearance Requirements: AU National with PV or NV2 Clearance. Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain an AU Positive Vetting or Negative Vetting 2 Security Clearance

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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