Microsoft

Senior Security Researcher (Network Protection)

Microsoft

June 11, 2021

Are you interested in using your network security knowledge to combat some of the most complex cyber security problems in the world right now? Do you have a passion for data, coding, in addition to cybersecurity? Do you want to apply it to protecting people against cybercriminals at scale? Would you like to work with a diverse, talented, and highly collaborative team of data scientists, security researchers and other specialists? Would it make you proud to tell your friends and family that the work you do protects half a billion people in over a hundred countries around the world?
Our team is looking for a Senior Security Researcher who is passionate about using their knowledge of network-based threats to drive customer protection. As a senior researcher on our team, you will partner with our data scientists, security researchers, and engineers to explore, design, build, and deploy solutions to protect customers. In your day-to-day work, you will lead and drive research projects, analyze telemetry from our products, conduct data experiments, design and explore improvements, build protection dashboards, build automation pipelines, build or partner to build machine learning models, incorporate quality monitors, optimize protection, and maintain and ship your ideas to production.
Here's a bit about us. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) is a unified platform for preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. At Microsoft, you’ll have access to vast amounts of threat-related data from billions of endpoints and other sources. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with partners across Microsoft who have decades of security and ML expertise. We also offer many company-sponsored classes and conferences that focus on security, data science, ML, and engineering excellence. Microsoft provides phenomenal community, tools, and technologists to grow your expertise in this field. Best of all, on the MDE team, you'll be able to apply that expertise to protecting people and organizations around the world. Responsibilities
  • Lead and drive network protection innovations and other Microsoft Defender for Endpoint research projects in the cyber security space
  • Coordinate with partner teams on project collaborations
  • Monitor and analyze data to uncover protection gaps
  • Build a holistic understanding of our products, features, customers, datainfrastructure, and business goals to prioritize and evangelize the right protection opportunities
  • Code end-to-end rule-based, automation, statistical, or machine learning pipelines for turning raw data into protection value for customers
  • Define and implement measures and dashboards that accurately quantify the value of improvements
Qualifications

  • BS or equivalent experience in computer science, engineering, or information technology
  • 5+ years relevant experience in cyber security, computer networks, or data science roles.
  • 3+ years of experience in leading and driving production-level projects.
  • Experienced in coding in Python, C#, or other languages.
  • Foundational cyber security knowledge with a background in the modern attacker kill-chain, MITRE ATT&CK, and the enterprise threat landscape.
  • Familiar with modern network architecture and common network security threats.
  • Familiar with database technology such as SQL, Spark, Hadoop, or similar.
  • Experience in machine learning and statistics is a bonus but not required.
  • Self-motivated, agile, and driven to think out-of-the-box.
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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