Senior Software Engineer


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


Are you ready to take your career to another level at Microsoft? At Microsoft Azure Security we are experiencing explosive growth and are looking for people who want to be part of that success. Azure is a major money maker, so when you join our team you will be working on high visibility projects with major impact on Microsoft’s bottom line.

Our global customers are realizing the benefits of moving their services and applications onto the cloud. Their foremost concern is Security. Equifax, CapitalOne, Under Armour, Saks, Lord & Taylor breach, Facebook, Orbitz? Russian interference? The list gets longer every month. Not if we can help it. Security is a key component of our work but that’s not all we do. We are looking for people who can design and implement cloud scale platform services in these areas. These positions also involve developing distributed services at hyper scale and the mindset that comes with developing these services. A lot of innovation is happening in security at extreme cloud scale. Our team’s goal is to ensure that Azure Security is the most secure and resilient cloud platform with high development agility and operational efficiency.


In this position, you can take charge and own all aspects of building and running highly available secure distributed services while providing mission critical functionality for Azure. You are working at the lowest layer of the Azure infrastructure. In our group, you and your work will be seen, appreciated, and rewarded.

We know it’s lonely at the top, so in addition to the excitement of working on new technologies, upward trajectory to your career, and compensation commensurate with your expertise and experience, we provide a close team-oriented environment with knowledgeable members who collaborate and engage in rapid experimentation and turnaround. In our group we ask questions and generate answers. Some of the questions we ask are “How do you develop services that compensate for 5% of the hardware being defect without generating a support call?” and “How do we protect against widespread outage while rolling out a service that has a bug that was not discovered in testing?” If you like figuring out a conundrum and working in a cohesive group, join us at Azure Security.


These are REQUIRED qualifications. Candidates will be dispositioned out if they do not have these qualifications. These MUST be quantifiable.

Required Qualifications:

5+ years of software development experience in Windows programming using Win32, or on Linux platform.

2+ years of experience in decelopment using C++ or C#/.Net.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Master’s degree desired.

Ability to learn and grasp concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment is critical to success

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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