Cloud Optical Network Engineer

    • Microsoft Corporation
  • Redmond, WA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 3 hours ago

Overview

On Site
USD 94,300.00 - 182,600.00 per year
Full Time

Skills

Endevor
Confluence
Strategy
Research
Operational excellence
Leadership
Art
Artificial intelligence
Optical networking
Collaboration
Accountability
DWDM
Screening
PASS
Electrical engineering
Computer science
Information Technology
Cloud computing
Internal communications
IC
Integrated circuit
Legal
Recruiting
Microsoft
Network design
Quality assurance
Code review
Network engineering
Design
Automation
Network operations
Testing
Incident management
Management
Network administration
Build automation
Network
Root cause analysis
Software deployment

Job Details

Are you captivated by the transformative potential of advanced optical networking technologies within the realm of Artificial Intelligence? Do you see yourself laying down the high-speed optical pipelines that connect a global array of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and Central Processing Units (CPUs)? Are you compelled by the opportunity to drive forward self-healing, adaptive networks that will bring AI systems to new heights of intelligent operation and efficiency? If these challenges strike a chord, then you might be the perfect fit for our team.

In your capacity as a Cloud Optical Network Engineer for AI Systems, you will be at the forefront of operating and deploying optical networking solutions, meticulously fine-tuned for the rigorous demands of AI-centric applications. You won't just be in a think-tank but will engage in hands-on, hard-core engineering work to transform innovative ideas into functional, scalable network solutions. This role is both a developmental and operational endeavor, placing you at the confluence of technological research and global network strategy. Engage in research-focused activities that translate into operational excellence, leading to the creation of state-of-the-art automation platforms. This position is your pathway to rapid career growth in this burgeoning field of technology. Alongside a deep dive into the intricacies of AI-optimized optical networking, you'll master the crucial skills indispensable for automation on a large-scale network. Moreover, the role offers a flexible work arrangement, balancing remote work with essential in-lab activities, giving you the best of both worlds. If you're prepared to get your hands dirty while shaping the future landscape of AI through unparalleled optical networking, we warmly invite you to step into this critical role.

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications:
  • 5+ years technical experience in network design, development, and automation
    • OR Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field AND 2+ years technical experience in network design, development, and automation.
    • OR Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field AND 1+ year(s) technical experience in network design, development, and automation.
  • 3+ years of Optical Communications and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) experience.

Other Requirements:
  • 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.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications:
  • 8+ years technical experience in network design, development, and automation
    • OR Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field AND 5+ years technical experience in network design, development, and automation
    • OR Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field AND 3+ years technical experience in network design, development, and automation
    • OR Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, InformationTechnology, or related field.


Cloud Network Engineering IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 - $182,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $120,900 - $198,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

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Responsibilities

  • Develops knowledge of optical network technologies to draw insights that aid in network design, standards, implementation, and operation.
  • Develops an understanding of quality assurance and network or code review processes by assisting in identifying risks and classes of bugs and becoming familiar with essential details related to network implementation (e.g., physical connectivity, power, protocols, telemetry) and design qualification with guidance from other engineers.
  • Contributes to the development or modification of network automation tools with guidance from other engineers to make efficient use of infrastructure and resources by automating performance of various tasks related to network operations, testing, and incident management.
  • Works within a team of engineers to manage network deployments; works with a machine-readable definition of the network deployment and build automation to support the rapid deployment of long-haul optical networks.
  • Monitors optical network telemetry and performs basic analyses to triangulate failures, with guidance from other engineers; makes suggestions on possible monitoring improvements; participate in all efforts to automate repetitive tasks to reduce implementation time and avoid failures due to human error.
  • Triages, troubleshoots, and repairs live site issues using troubleshooting guides and standard tooling with minimal disruption to customers; participates in on-call/Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) duties, postmortems, and root cause analysis processes.
  • Identifies gaps in our operational and deployment strategies and solves problems with technical acumen and automated approach.
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