You will have the opportunity to be part of a multidiscipline team, with the ability to increase your breadth of knowledge from peers that are industry experts. If you are ready to provide technical leadership within a team that is always working to improve the customer experience of our services, we have the opportunity for you. We are looking for an exceptional Senior Cloud Network Engineer (Network Design/Network Automation) to help design, automate, deploy, monitor, and operate our core network. In 2024 we will be deploying a new secure DC in the Phoenix area. You will be a key contributor/leader in bringing a new secure DC to life from the ground up. Between now and 2024 you will travel to Redmond one week a month for training and onsite work near Redmond Washington.
7 years of experience working as a Network Engineer
OR Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field AND 4+ years technical experience in network design, development, and automation.
Experience with designing and implementing network architectures that include hybrid Cloud/on-prem deployments.
Excellent IP networking fundamentals and extensive experience in the application of IP/Routing protocols (i.e., BGP, OSPF, MPLS, TCP/UDP, IPSEC/MACSec, HTTP/HTTPS).
Comprehensive troubleshooting skills across the OSI layer (Switching, Routing, and application/layer 7 Firewalls).
Experience with designing and implementing application load balancing (LTM/HLB).
Experience in enterprise automation using PowerShell, Perl, Python, YAML/Ansible, C# or equivalent.
Ability to work as a team player including mentoring and sharing of knowledge.
Experience with large Datacenter deployments.
Ability to take projects from beginning to end with little direct supervision.
Ability to work effectively across teams to drive business and technology decisions.
Strong communication and writing skills.
Desire to learn new skills
Experience working in a secure datacenter environment.
Experience with design for global availability (GTM, DNS, Anycast, IP Management)
Solid understanding of network and computer security compliance standards and protocols.
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.
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