Software Security Engineer II
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Posted on: October 12, 2018
We are looking for a passionate hacker who has strong interest in becoming a security engineer on our attack team. The core responsibility is to help us analyze the security of production and pre-production systems using passive and offensive security techniques. The team is responsible for products and services of Microsoft?s Cloud and AI division, with a focus on the Azure Data Platform, including systems like Azure SQL Database, Data Warehouse, HDInsight, Azure Data Lake, Azure?s mySQL and Postgres offerings and many more. The ability to think outside the box and willingness to learn and to take on security challenges is a must. To thrive in this position you'll need technical understanding of a broad technology set and the ability to learn new information at a rapid pace. Strong technical and communication skills, the ability to deal with ambiguity, and very high level of creativity and inquisitiveness are a must. Our team works closely with security engineers across the company. **Responsibilities** + Analyze the security of production and pre-production system using offensive security techniques + Perform proactive security research related to database, web, cloud and networking security + Participate in Threat Model reviews and provide security guidance to teams + Perform code reviews and spot defects + Participate and drive red and purple team operations + Provide security and be available to answer questions and give guidance on addressing and detecting security vulnerabilities. Educate engineers of new findings and trends in security + Author proof of concept exploits, white papers, and security assessment reports **Qualifications** **Basic Qualifications** + Bachelors of Science, Bachelors, BA, BA CS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering degree + 4+ years? experience in security and software engineering + Deep and broad understanding of security vulnerabilities and attacks and the ability to apply them or find new ones based on new technology being developed + 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 Secure Screen: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check and credit history analysis upon hire/transfer and every year thereafter. **Other Qualifications** + Passion for security and breaking things + Creativity and the ability to "Think Evil" + Great interpersonal and collaboration skills + Strong interest to grow in the following areas: databases, web applications, cloud computing, distributed systems and network security + Knowledge of security vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows, XSS, CSRF, SQL injection, etc. + Experienced in script and tool development to help assess the security state of systems + Experience in one or more of the following: C#, Python, Java, C/C++, ASP.NET, HTML/JS, SQL, etc. AZDAT #ENGGJOBS _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_ at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest _._ _Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work._
Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Seattle , Software Security Engineer II, IT / Software / Systems , Redmond, Washington
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