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Microsoft Corporation Senior Network Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Core Services Engineering builds and manages the critical products and services that Microsoft runs on. We boldly pursue big ideas that power transformational advances at Microsoft and for our customers, while helping Microsoft teams work smarter, faster and more securely every day. Core Services Engineering employees have deep technical and business expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand, large-scale experience with Microsoft and industry solutions. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates.

We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more!

Within Core Services Engineering, Enterprise360 is the team that engineers, deploys, and manages the Microsoft network infrastructure. We deliver leading network solutions that address Microsoft business needs at a global scale. As a Senior Network Engineer , you will support the Network Edge and Remote Connectivity solutions utilized by Microsoft employees and dependent services around the world. You will be responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of these critical services as well as deploying new technologies supporting these service areas in the future.


  • Partners with engineering and Program Management teams to understand customer, business, and technical requirements to propose cloud and/or physical network designs or modifications to architecture; participates in architecture reviews to ensure designs and modifications meet all functional, performance, scale, and compliance requirements.

  • Leads design, network/code, and security reviews across teams to identify risks and prevent classes of bugs prior to production release by applying expertise in network implementation, available technologies, analysis of telemetry pipelines, and root cause analysis, as well as best practices in identifying and implementing solutions. Articulates the customer impact of design exceptions and identifies capabilities and limitations of existing tools and resources to ensure they can support design implementation and verification.

  • Triages, troubleshoots, and repairs complex live site issues by applying expertise in network components and features (e.g., device operating systems) and/or problem management tools (e.g., root cause analysis, trend analysis, postmortems, repair items) to diagnose and address problems using automated, long-term, and sustainable solutions with minimal or no disruption to customers.

  • Mentors and provides feedback to other engineers, while also proactively seeking mentorship and feedback from others; shares ideas and insights for improving team-oriented behaviors, including DevOps and live site handling skills.

  • Assess new Azure features and functionality as it applies to our service delivery and technical requirements.


The ideal candidate will have experience leading complex portfolios that include designing enterprise scale network infrastructure, agile development practices, and experience in designing & tuning telemetry. In addition, this position requires an individual who can demonstrate the ability to ensure highly resilient and scalable service designs through partnership with other members of the service team.

Required qualifications:

  • 7+ years of hands on experience in global networks components such as firewalls, routers, and switches.

  • 5+ years of experience designing, building, and supporting a large-scale enterprise grade networks and providing highly available and scalable solutions to meet customer requirements

Preferred qualifications:

  • Extensive experience building services in Azure and implementing Azure ExpressRoute (strongly preferred)

  • Strong technical knowledge of firewall policy implementation

  • Expertise in routing & switching protocols and VPN's in large enterprise class or service provider networks

  • SME in network security architecture, design, and implementation best-practices i.e., Defense-in-depth architecture, knowledge of emerging Zero Trust architecture.

  • Proven track record with network automation tools like Python & Ansible.

  • Comprehensive understanding of VPN, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, and DOS security practices and technologies.

  • Network and/or Security certifications (e.g. CCIE, CCDE, CISSP)

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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