Lab Network Engineer


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Microsoft Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (CHIE) is the team behind Microsoft’s expanding Cloud Infrastructure and responsible for powering Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” mission. CHIE delivers the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform globally with our server and data center infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability solutions. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide and we are looking for passionate, high energy engineers to help achieve that mission.

Microsoft is seeking a highly qualified candidate to join the team as a Lab Hardware engineer. As a Lab Hardware engineer within the Azure Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering (CHIE), you will support innovative projects and apply your expertise in a fast paced & technically driven environment with a diverse set of teams to ensure that the lab operations is optimized and tuned to perform in a complex environment while continuing to scale space, capacity and capability.

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  • Providing specifications for the end-to-end physical implementation of various project requirements including detailed hardware configurations, racks, network configurations, infrastructure, racking systems, power distribution & floor load management.
  • Provide post project implementation support that includes equipment verification and configuration testing in support of defined project requirements.
  • Provide required troubleshooting, maintenance and management of server racks, network connectivity, and infrastructure while coordinating user requirements to align with automation capabilities and recommended technical solutions.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all documented processes and procedures.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts to meet and support needs inclusive of system operational goals, capacity optimization, and emerging capability needs.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with Virtual Machine Technology (Hyper-V, Raritan KVM), Windows Cluster Technology (iWarp RDMA, SOFS), and System Center Technologies (SCEM, SCOM, SCDPM).
  • 2+ years of experience with Core Routing, switching functions and LAN technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications: CCNA, CCNP, CCIE and/or CCDA
  • Experience with supporting Operating Systems that includes both Linux and Windows. 
  • Familiarity with Dell and Arista switching technologies
  • Good written and verbal communication & organization skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team. A collaborative spirit and a growth mindset.
  • Customer and results oriented with attention to quality and details.
  • Motivated to continuously learn and improve existing solutions.
  • Experience with Linux command line operations, scripting languages such as PowerShell, installs, configures.

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. 

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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