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Senior Software Design Engineer

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

At Azure Cloud we are experiencing explosive growth. We are hiring. I am leading an engineering team that works on the core security services at the Azure control plane layer. We design, architect, develop and operate the PKI infrastructure, secret store, digital signing service, debug tunnel, machine bootstrap, integration with TPM crypto processor and host attestation at the hardware abstraction layer.

The questions we ask are: "How do we develop services that compensate for 5% defective hardware while automatically compensating for it, without generating a support call?", "How do we protect against widespread meltdown in light of human errors in an extremely complex environment, while rolling out services on a weekly cadence onto millions of machines?", "How do we design to protect against nation state attacks?" and "How do we protect against insider threats?". Only a handful of companies operate at that level, and the secret sauce to make this happen is not described in any book. You learn it in our team.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 + years of software development experience
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science.
  • Ability to learn and grasp concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment is critical to success.

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.



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, like: "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.

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond , Senior Software Design Engineer, Other , Redmond, Washington

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