Are you looking for a fast-moving environment, in which you can make a difference? Are you able to apply your creativity and your brilliance to solve difficult problems? Are you ready to work with a team of top rate engineers?
The Windows kernel runs 1 billion computers with architectures scaling from small single core ARM devices to core behemoths running Windows Server. This is also the same kernel that powers Xbox, phone, and PCs.
Our team owns and is responsible for all the software aspects of the kernel; this includes the scheduler, memory management, process management, UWP app lifecycle management, and variety of OS security features such as Control Flow Guard, which has helped in wiping out entire attack surfaces on Windows. In addition to making Windows kernel more secure, robust and scalable, our team also invests heavily in moonshot projects such as Windows 10 on ARM and Containerization; both which assist our Windows ecosystem grow and attract new customers. These projects make our team among the most innovative in the industry.
Container technology allows datacenters to scale in a way that has never been possible before. The ability to quickly create a secured and isolated environment to host any type of workload, coupled with inbox support for Docker, will revolutionize Windows datacenter scale and efficiency. Containers are also a promising solution to provide security, isolation and roaming ability on a variety of platforms. We expect new innovations will impact client computing in the same revolutionary manner we are changing the datacenter. One example is Windows Defender Application Guard, which enables enterprise users to take advantage of the vast power of the Internet while still protecting corporate data. Another example is Windows Sandbox, which enables users to install and run suspicious applications.
The kernel team is seeking a candidate with exceptional abilities to understand customer needs and create a product vision. Simultaneously you must be the engine for progress both for software development and an integration effort that spans across Microsoft and our partners. You will play a key role in envisioning, building and shipping new scenarios that leverage the power of containers.
For an overview of Windows Defender Application Guard, see this blog and embedded video.
For an overview of Windows Sandbox, see this blog.
3+ years of software development experience or a Degree in Computer Science, EE or equivalent
4+ years of engineering program management or large-scale operations experience
A track record of delivering software with many cross-team dependencies
Demonstrated performance in prior roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and accountability
BS/BA degree, MS preferred in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field
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Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
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.
Responsibilities and Success Metrics:
* Build a clear, customer focused vision and roadmap for your feature areas.
* Depth engagement with stakeholders resulting in technical requirements from current business problems.
* Write specifications, designs, and customer documentation while collaborating with many stakeholders to ensure agreement and accuracy.
* Plan and track software development. On-time delivery that results in software that meets stakeholder requirements and customer expectations. The ability to apply metrics to measure this outcome.
* Hands-on, using the software we build to root cause issues, create demonstrations, gain design insights and educate partners and customers.
* Effectively communicate complex ideas to audiences with various technical backgrounds.
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