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Azure for Operators (AFO) Research

“Our mission is to empower operators, enterprises, and governments with ubiquitous computing delivered over a secure programmable network.”

As former systems & networking researchers and engineers at Microsoft Research, we are now the Office of the CTO team in Azure for Operators (AFO OCTO). We are building research & technology in distributed systems, mobile systems, network verification, security, wide-area networking, and wireless networking to bring the power of the cloud to the 5G telecommunications industry.

AFO OCTO does research and development in multiple areas of networking, security, and systems. We build working systems, engage with academia, publish scientific papers, publish software for the research community, and deploy cutting-edge technologies to Azure and our customers. Individuals in our group have published in top academic conferences including ACM SIGCOMM, ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiSys, USENIX NSDI, IEEE S&P, and USENIX Security. We have had massive impact on the Azure Network by productizing research technologies including Software Defined Networking, Hardware-accelerated Datapath, and Network Verification. Find out more about our history at Mobility and Networking Research Group.

☛ We are hiring full-time researchers! Please visit here to learn more and apply.

☛ We are also seeking R&D Intern candidates with stellar technical skills and backgrounds in distributed systems, mobile systems, network verification, security, wide-area networking, and wireless networking in Redmond, US and Cambridge, UK. To apply, please visit Research Intern (US) and Research Intern (UK).

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