Senior Software Engineer


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Do you enjoy designing & building full-stack products that provide value to our Enterprise customers? Are you excited about building innovative technologies that protect our customers from cybersecurity threats? Do you thrive in a collaborative & a data-driven environment? Do you enjoy working with talented software engineers, program managers, data scientists and security researchers?

We are a collaborative, fast growing, and fun group with a startup mindset. We are part of Microsoft’s Security, Compliance Identity & Manageability (SCIM) division. Our mission is to help protect our customers with truly innovative cybersecurity technologies. We are committed to defending Microsoft customers from cyber-attacks as well as providing sophisticated capabilities for securing important devices & data. Making our customers succeed with our solutions is what excites us every day! Our team has people from a wide variety of backgrounds, prior work & life experiences, and we are eager to maintain and grow that diversity. We foster a strong culture of learning & a collaborative work-environment.

We are building numerous cybersecurity products & services for Enterprise & Consumer customers. Our products offer intuitive and easy-to-use UX that delight our customers. Our cloud services leverage Big Data and employ the latest advancements in AI/ML. Key product lines built by our division include world’s leading Anti-Virus, the Microsoft Defender Antivirus (AV), Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solutions, Microsoft Threat Experts and more. Our products and services are foundational drivers for Microsoft 365, and are a major growth opportunity for Microsoft.

As a Senior Software Engineer in this team, you will get an amazing opportunity to demonstrate leadership at both business and technology level. You will be part of a diverse, fast growing and agile team working with a motivated team of engineers and product managers. Our culture is more like a startup – we will do what is necessary to help customers be successful, move fast, and have fun building meaningful products and services!


  • Lead the design and implementation of full-stack features/services that are scalable, highly-available, compliant, and deployed globally via CI/CD
  • Help the team in all-aspects of the engineering life-cycle including project planning, prioritization of work, and designing features
  • Support, mentor, and help engineers grow building an inclusive team environment where everyone can deliver their best work
  • Advocate for and maintain a culture of high-quality software development
  • Partner closely with our Program Management, Security Research & Data Science teams
  • Help the team meet related engineering & business goals



  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer/leader designing, implementing, and shipping cloud services or software products
  • 3+ years of experience with distributed systems delivering large-scale, secure, and resilient cloud service infrastructure
  • Expertise with web or application development with full-stack (micro-service design)
  • Interface design with coding proficiency in C#/Java, .NET, Python, Node.js, or equivalent languages/frameworks
  • Good software development design, debugging and problem-solving skills
  • Passion for mentoring junior engineers
  • Passion for and ability to quickly understand emerging technologies
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with Devops models and agile methodologies
  • Experience with the Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud or similar cloud platforms

Preferred qualifications

  • Ability to generate clarity in ambiguous situations
  • Proven track record of strong customer advocate and creative problem solver
  • Ability to quickly ramp up, understand complex problems, and create solutions across many products
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and results-oriented

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. 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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