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Senior Applied ML Engineer

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

As digital thieves are getting sophisticated and harder to detect, our customers are looking up to us to protect their data, accounts, subscriptions, and services from cyber-attacks - whether in their own data centers or in Microsoft's cloud. In addition to recommending preventive measures like hardening infrastructure security, privileged identity management, multi-factor authentication, we have a unique opportunity to develop security solutions that automatically protect our customers using machine learning with security relevant data from various services, endpoints and applications.

As an engineer in our team in C+E Security division you will deliver end to end solutions that leverage machine learning techniques to detect unseen patterns of malicious and suspicious behavior that keep up with constantly changing threat landscape. You will create detection algorithms that will be applicable to multiple services and data sources, and create the infrastructure that runs these detections at cloud scale. Your detections will create a multiplier effect for security analyst's investigations, resulting in reducing their burden and increasing their effectiveness. Feedback form first-party and third-party customers guides our algorithms to continuously improve their efficacy. Our work enables the combination of machine learning with security research and big data analytics to deliver the world's best security offerings like Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender and Azure Identity Protection. Come and be part of this exciting new generation of security analytics!

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of educational or professional experience in developing data processing infrastructure or data mining for real problems with large amounts of data
  • Strong programming skills in Java/Scala/C# and/or Python, with understanding of cloud architectures and distributed computing.
  • 4+ years of experience developing production quality secure software OR developing security analytics solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science is highly desired. Candidates with a Ph.D. in computer science other quantifiable fields (e.g. Statistics, Bioinformatics) with applied practical experience and programming background preferred.
  • Experience with developing very large scale data processing solution in cloud using Apache Spark or similar technologies.
  • Experience developing high-performance solutions with service-oriented architecture.
  • Passion for working with customers and advocating for their requirements to be met by features.

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop high-performance machine learning systems for detecting abnormality, intrusion, fraud, and cyber-attacks.
  • Develop world class data processing systems in Scala/C#/Python using cloud services like Azure Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Azure Service Fabric, etc,
  • Deliver end to end solutions for processing large scale data that originates from users, services, or other automated systems.
  • Actively engage with other teams across the company to identify security scenarios where machine learning/applied statistics can be used and lead the development of solutions to these problems.
  • Act as an expert in big data analytics with machine learning/statistics to serve the growing needs of C+E Security.
  • Work across teams in Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender and in other geographies like Israel to drive security solutions.

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond , Senior Applied ML Engineer, Other , Redmond, Washington

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