Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 2 hours ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Are you interested in radically improving the security of Microsoft’s products? Do you want to work on innovative malware analysis systems? Are you committed to helping Microsoft customers keep their computers secure and combating evolving malware threats? We are searching for a strong self-driven Senior Software Engineer for Microsoft Defender Security Research Team. Microsoft Defender Security Research team is a global team of engineers, security researchers, advanced threat hunters, and agile malware responders at the forefront of protecting customers from emerging security threats. Our research powers protection in products like Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, System Center Endpoint Protection, Office 365, Azure, and more. We are an industry leading threat research lab that does in-depth threat research with threats and exploits to help keep our customers safe. This position is aimed for top talent that would combine -

  • a passion for engineering robust and maintainable systems
  • a sharp analytical mind with hands-on experience in data mining, ideally in advanced quantitative threat research
  • a gift for communicating and presenting complex analytical findings to stake holders.
  • a keen interest and passion for security and the threat landscape

If you are a technically strong engineer with a background in data analysis, and are passionate about having huge impact in the security industry, we would love to talk to you!





The main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Designing, maintaining, and improving services to analyze, grade and deliver threat protection at scale.
  • Perform ETL tasks and provide data cubes for self-serve analyses.
  • Data analyses on top of a wide range of telemetry and behavioral data that yield new insights, theories, algorithms, and prototypes to advance state-of-the-art of threat protection.
  • Create actionable insights from analysis to drive developing durable detection strategies across the entire kill-chain, highlight protection gaps and drive product improvements.
  • Work with internal and external teams to forge new and improve existing partnerships that help mature the product and derive better insights.
  • Condense findings and communicate these verbally and in writing to researchers, developers and engineers through data visualizations and infographics conveying clear, concise, and powerful messages


Required qualifications:

  • 7+ years of industry experience in Software Development
  • Strong logical reasoning, problem solving and debugging skills
  • Extensive experience with developing software in distributed, cloud-based systems.
  • Experience with data analysis involving statistical software tools, Big Data systems, Data Pipelines and Reporting.
  • Technical experience with SQL, C#, scripting languages.
  • A team player with strong communication skills and drive for results.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Industry experience in the security area
  • Security and Threat focused big data analysis.
  • Machine Learning experience.
  • Azure, CosmosDB, Python, R, Spark, Azure-ML, Kusto experience.

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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