Senior Software Engineer - Azure Core Host Networking
Haifa | Software Engineering | Jun 05, 2024 | Job number 1725043

Microsoft Azure Core ILDC (Microsoft Israel Development Center) team is a new and fast growing team, with multiple intriguing projects in different networking areas. Our team develops products spanning across all layers of the networking stack, from FPGA offloading, through kernel drivers, DPDK applications up to user space code and more. Microsoft Azure is building the fastest and most secure networks in public cloud. ILDC, which is Microsoft Azure’s Israel Development Centers) is seeking candidates who ideally have networking and/or security background. During the last few years we took significant part in definition and development of Microsoft Azure HW acceleration product, Azure Boost: Preview: Azure Boost | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure Accelerated connections network performance optimization and NVAs | Microsoft Learn

We are looking for excellent engineers who want to create, impact and collaborate with the best-in-class engineers. Be part of a growing team and contribute to its success. Innovate, solve problems and work as part of a team. Build network systems and services, taking products all the way from an idea to production. Join us as a Senior Software Engineer to build the world’s fastest public cloud and make a difference to millions of people across the planet.


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.


  • You will develop, Windows/Linux drivers and apps.
  • You will be driving projects with other teams in Microsoft, with our hardware partners and OS partners.
  • You will drive collaboration with different partners in Azure Core team in Israel, US, India and Europe.
  • You will be responsible for designing new features, testing and deploying at scale.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 5+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python.
    • OR equivalent 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 / Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 1+ years of software development in Python/Java/C#.
  • Good grasp of Windows Internals and operating systems in general.
  • Performance optimization of low-level code.
  • Cloud networking architectures.
  • Familiarity with scrum tracking tools such as JIRA or Azure DevOps.
  • Understanding of TCP/IP.
  • Understanding in network security concepts.
  • Linux and Windows networking stacks and other OS components; Reliable, high quality software development; Performance optimizations.
  • Host network offloads; RDMA, SR-IOV; Virtualization (hypervisors, virtual machine switching).
  • TCP/IP; Switching and routing protocols; Network hardware - NICs, switches, routers; Load balancing; Network virtualization (NVGRE, VXLAN); QoS and scheduling.
  • Networking at scale, deployment and servicing at scale.

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