Do you want to help make Windows the most secure operating system on the market? Do you want to be part of a vulnerability research team dedicated to securing several Windows components?
The vulnerability research team for Windows is one of the teams responsible for securing the Windows client and server operating systems, used by millions of customers every single day, along with Microsoft devices such as Xbox, HoloLens and Surface. We also secure some Azure components running on top of Windows, in addition to uses of Linux within Microsoft. We perform security design reviews, code reviews, and penetration testing on key Windows features and devices to make sure they meet the highest possible security standards.
In this role, you will be part of a team of talented security engineers performing vulnerability research across Windows, Azure and Linux components. You will be expected to show experience with C/C++ vulnerability research (code audit, writing fuzzers, finding creative ways to break assumptions), a deep understanding of OS security fundamentals, computer science skills, and care deeply about keeping Microsoft customers safe.
* B.S. in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
* Public track record of relevant security research, especially around platform/operating systems vulnerability discovery * Experience exploiting bugs and bypassing security mitigations in operating systems * Familiarity with Microsoft Windows internals
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.
* Lead and participate in security reviews to identify and mitigate risk in Windows, Azure and Linux uses within Microsoft. Activities here include design review, code reviews, fuzzing and penetration testing * Be one of the security consultants for teams building new products and technologies in the next version of Windows * Identify and drive fixes to security vulnerabilities in Windows components * Collaborate with other security teams across Microsoft to design and develop new security mitigations and defenses * Leverage a broad and current understanding of OS/application security * Ability to learn new skills and operate in a fast-paced and changing environment * Interact with the external security community, researchers and security conference presenters * Excel in cross group and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate the business need for security
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