Full Job Description
Azure’s core priority is to be world's most trusted, secure, and global cloud and a great place for people to work. Azure for Operators is building a team to help mobile operators take advantage of the innovation unleashed by the introduction of technologies such 5G, Software Defined Networking / Network Function Virtualization, Edge Compute and the next generation Internet of Things. We innovate quickly, collaborate, learn from experience and data, provide input to improve features, think creatively, laugh and have fun, all while solving challenging customer and partner problems. You will build, design and operate platforms and products that help mobile operators leverage the Azure to accelerate the digital transformation of their core network operations in order to launch new services in an agile fashion, elastically scale to meet the growing demand for mobile service and dramatically improve operational efficiency thru infrastructure simplification and process automation.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals who want to work in a startup-like environment and enjoy tough challenges. You will partner with key Azure platform teams to create products that enable operators to adopt Azure to host their core network infrastructure and operations. Our market opportunity is huge, and our team is expanding.
You will join us in building an Azure-based on-premises telecommunications cloud platform to host operator grade network functions in operators’ premises. The team’s primary focus is to design, build and manage the networking fabric for the telecommunications cloud. You will collaborate with several teams to build a network fabric orchestration and lifecycle management service that operates across public clouds, telecommunications operator datacenters and the edge.
As a Senior Network Engineer you will contribute to the NFVi product design, and be responsible for architecting solutions from the ground-up.
Design network configurations based on requirements defined by telecommunications operators
Partner with several network equipment vendors to identify the right network platforms for telecom use cases
Perform proofs of concept to validate feasibility of designs on various hardware platforms
Validate design, interoperability, scale and reliability of configurations intended to be automated by the network fabric automation service
Act as the subject matter expert for all network configurations applied to our telecommunications network cloud product
Guide and support software development engineers in building the right level of automation
To thrive in this position, you should be a creative and analytical thinker, technical, and committed to excellence. Ability to lead complex projects with strong record of end-to-end delivery of high-quality products is a huge plus. You are willing to learn from our customers and your peers.
5+ years of experience in network engineering
Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or related field
Experience in designing, building, and operating reliable, distributed cloud-scale / telco-scale networks
Ability to engage in site-reliability engineering practices
Ability to learn and grasps concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment
Great problem solving skills and outstanding drive for results
Commitment to collaboration and teamwork and ability to deliver via influence
Self-starter, who proactively identifies problems and drives for resolution
Advanced technical degree (MS/PhD) is a plus
Ability to meet Microsoft 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.
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