Senior Software Engineer

Last updated 11 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Security is a topic you read about every day, and securing the Cloud is more important than ever. Business and governments are under constant threat from a variety of actors, and they are moving to the Cloud in record numbers. Today there is a limited pool of people who know how to build and operate cloud-native applications and secure and protect them and the infrastructure they run on. We protect Microsoft’s customers and their data across the world and secure the Microsoft Cloud. In the mobile-first cloud-first world, security is among the most important elements to get right, enabling trust and keeping people and their data safe.

We are hiring engineers who are passionate about security, ML and building distributed and highly available services. Come join a project that is responsible for measuring, monitoring, and enforcing network perimeter to protect Azure and its customers from adversaries. Developing tools and micro-services that perform runtime monitoring, static analysis, and network protection.

Core to our team culture is the believe that in order to run a successful service you must have a ‘people-first’ approach to sustainably building and running cloud services. That means we put an extra emphasis on having a healthy live site and while our services support millions of assets and hundreds of customers, our services’ health and live site cadence is super healthy.

Our aim is to be the best and most successful security organization in the world and have fun while doing so. If you are a security enthusiast with some interest in artificial intelligence, this is a great opportunity for you right at the intersection of what Microsoft greatly cares about: cloud, security and AI.


We are looking for candidates with good systems/services engineering background to help us secure the Azure cloud.

Ideal candidates would have the following traits:

  • Excited to work on the intersection of security, cloud services and analytics.
  • Excellent coding skills
  • Communications skills. Clear, succinct, targeted. Oral and written


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics or equivalent
  • 5+ years of industry software engineering experience

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:

  • Knowledge of security technologies is helpful but not necessary.
  • 7+ years of building large scale distributed service
  • Comfort with complex, rapidly evolving software development environments.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to drive, follow, and evangelize cross-team processes.



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