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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer II in Redmond, Washington

The Azure Networking Datapath team is where the rubber meets the road for Software-Defined Networking – we create the host platform that allows SDN controllers to perform arbitrary packet manipulations and virtualization, with very high speed. We build the Azure Virtual Switch where the action happens insoftware, andown the underlying hardware platform on the host that enables us to scale SDN as the network moves from 10Gbps, to 40Gbps, to 100Gbps! This is the team that provides fundamental networking capabilities in Azure. As a result, we have an impact in every single networking features that is shipped in Azure.


Develop features, and contribute to the maintenance and support of the Azure Virtual Filtering Platform



  • 3+ years of experience in software development in C/C++ Systems programming experience

  • Solid System Design and Dev skills

  • BS or MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience


  • Linux kernel and/or DPDK development experience

  • Linux internals (networking stack and other OS components); Host network offloads; RDMA, and SR-IOV; TCP/IP; Reliable, high quality software development;

  • Switching and routing protocols; Virtualization (hypervisors; virtual machine switching); Performance optimization; Network hardware capabilities - NICs, switches, routers;

  • Network virtualization (NVGRE, VXLAN); Load balancing; Driver and Kernel development; Compilers and API design; QoS and scheduling

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