Security Technical Program Manager


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Does protecting over 1 billion people and making the world a safer place sound exciting? Do you want to help protect customers and the Microsoft cloud from emerging threats to privacy and security? This may be the opportunity for you.

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) seeks motivated, experienced security professionals to join our team. As the company accelerates our transformation in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the MSRC. We strive to always serve our customers at the highest-level while being constantly agile and adopting a growth mindset mentality that will transform Microsoft.


Your responsibilities will include triage, investigation, management, and documentation of security vulnerabilities that are reported to Microsoft by external sources against any Microsoft product or service. You will strive to maintain the highest quality of work while driving projects to completion, balancing scope, schedule, competing priorities, project risks, and communications. You will work closely with product engineering and security throughout Microsoft, as well as with marketing and public relations teams to help protect billions of customers.

Our team focuses on diversity of all types in candidates for our roles and we strive to hire people with different experiences and perspectives into our team. To that end, we know that no candidate has every desired skill and experience, but it all of us together which makes our team strong.

We support the following values:

  • Diversity of experience and background
  • Growth mindset
  • Willingness to take action
  • Ability to work independently, but a preference for working as part of a team
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and create an action plan
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in ambiguous situations and respond favorably to change
  • Able to achieve cross-team objectives across teams and organizations

Our team collectively has the following:

  • Working knowledge of security concepts
  • Program management experience of cross-team content/product development
  • Security vulnerability and exploit investigation
  • Code development or debugging experience
  • Content creation experience for security or technology professionals
  • Working knowledge of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)
  • Case management experience



  • A minimum of 2 years of technical program management experience in Cybersecurity or software development field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field or equivalent experience


  • In-depth knowledge of security concepts
  • Unwavering passion for our customers
  • Have strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)
  • Professional case management, triage, or release experience
  • Experience investigating security vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Experience debugging code
  • Experience in creating content for security or technology professionals
  • Strong domain knowledge on security vulnerabilities and security incidents
  • Ability to distill and explain complex technical and security concepts to different types of audiences
  • Track record of executing programs across highly matrixed and cross functional environment
  • Experience collaborating with the vulnerability research community is a plus
  • 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.

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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