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At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, with Azure serving as the physical platform that underpins this mission. Azure Fiber is a pivotal component of Azure, dedicated to the design, buildout, and operations of the Global Optical Network. This network is the lifeline of connectivity, enabling seamless interaction with Azure and services like Teams, Xbox, Office, Bing, and OpenAI’s ChatGPT across the globe. With a focus on Hollow Core Fiber (HCF) and cable, Azure Fiber is preparing for exponential growth driven by continued Cloud success and new Artificial Intelligence (AI) demands, ensuring that every Microsoft customer can rely on our infrastructure for high-quality, secure, and reliable connectivity to all Microsoft services.

As a Senior Optical Developer for Azure Fiber, you will play a crucial role in supporting the strategic expansion and operational excellence of our solid core and hollow core fiber networks. Under the guidance of senior engineers and management, you will contribute to integrating state-of-the-art hollow core fiber technologies and maintaining our critical dark fiber assets. This position is a gateway to developing your skills in a dynamic, innovative environment that prioritizes a customer-first approach and a robust DevOps culture.

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.


  • Driving Network Excellence: You will lead quality assurance and code review processes to mitigate risks and elevate network performance. You will hold responsibility for crucial aspects of network implementation such as physical connections, power management, protocols, and qualification of design.
  • Telemetry Mastery: You will harness optical network data for precise failure analysis and proactive monitoring enhancements.
  • Incident Resolution Champion: You will diagnose and resolve network issues swiftly with minimal customer impact, backed by meticulous post-incident analysis as part of on-call responsibilities.
  • Automation Advocate: You will pioneer automated solutions to optimize network operations and incident management workflows.
  • Deployment Dynamo: You will streamline network deployments by contributing to cutting-edge automation for rapid and efficient infrastructure expansion.
  • Strategic Problem Solver: You will identify and address operational gaps with technical finesse and innovative automation strategies.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Experience in network engineering
  • Expertise in fiber network technologies, including both solid core and hollow core fiber deployment and operations
  • Availability to oversee operations on a 24/7 basis, including readiness to respond to emergencies
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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills, capable of working effectively with both technical and non-technical teams
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.
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