Technical Program Manager


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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If you have ever signed into Xbox, Teams, Outlook, Microsoft 365, Azure or Dynamics, the Identity Security Team stands between you and cybercriminals. Billions of users sign into millions of apps every day on Microsoft’s identity platforms - the Identity Security team collaborates across Microsoft and the industry to prevent unauthorized access, account takeover, and fraud. Our adversaries include nation state actors, criminal gangs, and hackers trying to steal from, extort, or otherwise harm our customers. Our team’s efforts save individuals from harm, safeguard transactions powering the global digital economy, and support Microsoft’s commitment to defend democracy worldwide.




In this role, you will lead efforts to set secure operational models spanning our interactions with downstream teams, support processes, incident preparedness, breach response, secure communications, separation of duties, audits, and operation variance detections such as tripwires, honeypots, token theft and key detection.

Operation integrity is critical to our ability to prevent unauthorized access and fraud in Microsoft account systems (and all downstream systems). In this role, you will be responsible for collaborating with operations and engineering teams to ensure the integrity of our operational environment. This includes:

  • Driving remediation campaigns for identified vulnerabilities.
  • Establishment of operational best practices and closing gaps for the same.
  • Working with a dedicated team of engineers to invent and implement new mechanisms to facilitate and automate our secure operations.

If you thrive in a culture that is highly customer oriented, then this is a great place for you! You will be working in a close team-orient environment on rapid iterations to deliver solutions for multiple products/services and at incredible scale. You will have the opportunity to develop shared goals that support win/win results for both our customers and a diverse set of product groups across the company.

We are experiencing unprecedented business growth so if you are motivated by the challenge of using your skills & knowledge to help protect over a billion people


Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Engineering, related technical field -OR - equivalent on-the-job experience.
  • 3+ years of Program Management experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with security products, threat modeling, security design, infrastructure security, security architecture, cryptography, security operations and/or broader security technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience running security breach response drills.
  • Experience with large-scale web applications and backend services.
  • Solid understanding of common application and infrastructure security vulnerabilities and mitigations.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills while nurturing and encouraging diverse, inclusive perspectives.
  • Program Management experience across a large, complex program and/or multiple programs at once.
  • Experience in any of the following: identity systems, security monitoring, security response, threat intelligence, fraud, abuse.
  • Experience with API design, identity and access management, authorization, authentication, data protection and encryption.
  • Demonstrated technical foundation with a business-savvy mindset and an innate ability to translate technical vulnerabilities into comprehensive organizational risks for senior leadership.
  • Ability to drive good decisions through data with great attention to detail and dynamic stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong communication skills - ability to serve as a security advocate and evangelist.

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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