Microsoft UK • Romsey, United Kingdom

Optical Developer - Azure Fiber

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description


The Azure Fiber team in Romsey is seeking a methodical and dependable candidate to join our team. You will be part of our software team, supporting the development of software application or features that are internally deployed in our manufacturing and test lines. You will be responsible for software and databases up-time, managing tasks and delivering solutions related to bug-fixes and implementation of new features for released applications. You will also support the management of our product backlog items, leveraging on-premises resources and external suppliers. Furthermore, you will manage our relationship with IT suppliers and vendors. As such, this is a hands-on role based in Romsey, UK.

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 work with stakeholders to define test and automation needs and lead the creation of test automation to fulfill those needs. You will also produce detailed design documents for your solutions.
  • You will write, enhance, and streamline code for managing and automating optical fiber towers and test, and measurement equipment.
  • You will invent systems to monitor draw towers.
  • You will develop tools for automatic problem resolution and continuous improvement.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline.
  • Technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python and LabVIEW.
  • Experience in designing end-to-end software solutions for equipment and data automation, which included leveraging cloud services and cloud computing.

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 or related technical field.
  • Understanding of optical networks and their components.

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
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Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
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Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
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Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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