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Software Engineering Manager



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Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Are you a passionate engineer leader who likes to work on the Intelligent Edge Platform that powers application delivery, acceleration, security, load management and Internet routing for Microsoft, LinkedIN, Azure and many more? Do you have an eye for details and enjoy solving challenging distributed, scale and availability problems at Internet scale? Do you want to dive into new focus areas such as intelligent edge and innovate new Internet technologies?

Role based in Sydney

The Azure Front Door (AFD) team is looking for an experienced engineering leader, with strong engineering background and technical depth, great curiosity, high enthusiasm, integrity, and results oriented. You will design and implement globally distributed, scalable and low latency services that offer application acceleration, and service protection to our critical crown jewels partners such as Office 365, Xbox, Azure services, LinkedIN and to Azure customers. You will collaborate closely within our team and other product teams at Microsoft to ensure we’re maximizing efficiency and deploying highly instrumented code to generate metrics across millions of requests/sec and records from thousands of servers located around the globe. You will embrace Open Source (both using and contributing), cross platform (Windows/Linux), and develop across languages (C/C++/C#).

Our mission is to delight our customers by providing L7 DDoS protection @Edge, HTTP level CDN, Global Load balancing and WAF protection against DoS and other threats to enable them to maintain high availability and consistency for their workloads.

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.


  • Innovate, drive vision and deliver on critical components for AFD.
  • Enable high scale critical services with 100% SLA for Microsoft and beyond.
  • Provide technical, end-to-end leadership for the team and charter.
  • Mentor and coach other engineers to drive our collaborative and passionate team culture.
  • Grow and nurture the team with true Microsoft principles and culture.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 6+ 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.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Drive for delivering high quality and scale services.
  • Experience in managing services with high SLA requirements and live site criticality.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, including cross-group.
  • Technical leadership experience in designing and running fault tolerant infrastructure services that run globally in a large scale is a plus.


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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