Senior SDE - M365 Security Engineering

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Tech Stacks
.NET C# Scala Java Azure Microsoft AWS TDD Powershell

Job Description

Are you excited about cyber security?

Are you passionate about protecting customer data?

Are you passionate about Invisible security at scale?

Are you interested in solving problems leveraging distributing computing, hybrid architectures and cloud technologies?

If so, the M65 Security Engineering at Microsoft have a great opportunity for you. We are looking for candidates to work on solutions that protect Microsoft services against cyberattacks. We are a team that values diversity of multiple fronts and believes in deep collaboration bringing the best side of technology. Our team consists of engineers with expertise in large-scale software systems, security analysis, big data, and machine learning. We delight in digging in deep to analyse the billions of events and terabytes of data generated each day by all Microsoft products and services (e.g., Azure, M365) services for evidence of suspicious activities. We ensure that critical security components are present throughout the infrastructure powering these services and that these components are kept up to date.


  • Write well designed code with an emphasis on quality, maintainability, scalability, and performance.
  • Analyse security threats to M365 and build monitoring components to address those threats.
  • Solid understanding of Design and implement to enable real time, highly scalable, performant, and sustainable solutions.
  • Deliver automated and well-tested features across different services and platforms.
  • Use engineering best practices throughout the software development lifecycle to establish maintainable, reliable, and secure systems.
  • Collaborate with teammates in various roles to plan and execute on key deliverables.
  • Work in a culture of continuous improvement, adaptation, reflection, and growth.
  • Learn quickly from your peers, projects, and interactions with customers.
  • Provide on call support and monitor the health of services in production as part of DevOps culture.
  • Execute the Dev-Sec-Ops approach to software delivery by designing, coding, testing, deploying and operating components of Microsoft 365 security monitoring system.


Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience designing, building, and running cloud services at large scale in C#, .Net or any high-level programming language.
  • Excellent coding skills, strong understanding in OOPS, design patterns and their application.
  • Self-learner with passion for technologies.
  • Must know Secure by Design principles.
  • Outstanding ability to both work independently and coordinate across geographies.
  • Outstanding ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts to a variety of cross-group stakeholders.
  • Strong organization skills, a bias for action, and ability to deliver results.
  • Proven ability to deal with ambiguity and drive for clarity.
  • Excellent ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, ramp quickly, and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Outstanding communication skills and collaboration capabilities.
  • Self-learner with passion for technologies.
  • Able to deep dive in complex areas and self-drive.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient working knowledge of cloud-computing environments like Microsoft Azure, AWS, GCP - Azure preferred.
  • Hands on experience in an object-oriented programming language such as C#, Java or Scala.
  • Strong software design and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with modern software services engineering practices such as testing in production, live monitoring, data driven engineering.
  • Rapid prototyping and iteration skills the next line.
  • Experience with web service development and familiar with related technologies.
  • Basic automation scripting skills with PowerShell and developing modules.
  • Experience building and shipping production grade software or services.
  • Experience using agile methodologies or test-driven development (TDD)
  • Rapid prototyping and iteration skills.

Background Check

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 higher/transfer and every 2 years they are after.

Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, middle status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Our Culture

Growth mindset – we practice a learn it all vs a know-it-all attitude. Wins are cheered, failures are celebrated and viewed as learning opportunities.

Candour – we believe in transparency and receiving and providing regular constructive feedback across the hierarchy.

Diverse and Inclusive – every voice matters and is appreciated. This is a safe environment where you can express yourself without fear of retribution.

Leadership oriented – each of us are leaders who strive to create clarity, generate energy, and deliver success. We believe in leading with empathy, trust, and context rather than control.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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