Senior Security Researcher

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  • United States, Redmond, WA View on Map
  • Post Date : October 25, 2020
  • Apply Before : November 24, 2020
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Job Description

Come and be part of the team building one of Microsoft’s most exciting security products, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (MDATP). As cyber-attacks have become more sophisticated, MDATP helps enterprises detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks and data breaches on their networks. From detecting nation state actors to patient zero ransomware infections, our research team brings deep knowledge of the attacker landscape and tradecraft to create the innovations necessary to uncover even the most well-funded attacker.
We are seeking a Security Researcher who is excited by uncovering unknown attacks to join our research team.
The job includes researching our rich sensors data, identifying necessary optics for detecting malicious behavior, and crafting detection logic to ensure compromise does not go undetected.

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Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities would include:
  • Investigate, analyze and learn from security researchers, attackers and real incidents in order to develop durable detection strategies across the entire kill-chain or product enhancements.
  • Collaborate with data science teams to understand and identify detection gaps, capabilities, assumptions, and improvements.
  • Collaborate with multiple product teams to design sensors, implement detection ideas, and validate their effectiveness using a data-driven approach.
  • Collaborate with internal Redteams to research novel ways that can be used to compromise computer infrastructures or break defense layers.


Qualifications

Required qualifications:
  • 4+ years of research experience, or a combination of software development and research experience
  • Deep and practical Windows internals knowledge (other OS experience may count)
  • Reverse Engineering skills: familiar with debuggers, disassemblers, protocols, file formats
  • Excellent cross-group and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications:
  • Offensive security research experience for Endpoint and Cloud-based attacks
  • Development skills with C++/C# and scripting languages (PowerShell, Python)
  • Industry recognized author of security research papers, blogs, or books
  • Experience exploiting bugs and bypassing security mitigations

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.

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Senior Security Researcher

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  • United States, Redmond, WA View on Map
  • Post Date : October 14, 2020
  • Apply Before : November 13, 2020
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Job Description

Are you interested in radically improving the security of Microsoft’s products? Do you want to work on cutting edge malware analysis systems? Are you committed to helping Microsoft customers keep their computer’s secure and combating evolving malware threats? We are searching for a strong self-driven Senior Security Researcher for Microsoft Defender Security Research Team. Microsoft Defender Security Research team is a global team of security researchers, advanced threat hunters, and agile malware responders at the forefront of protecting customers from emerging security threats. Our research powers protection in products like Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, System Center Endpoint Protection, Office 365, Azure, and more. We are an industry leading threat research lab that does in-depth threat research with threats and exploits to help keep our customers safe. If you are a technically strong security researcher who is passionate about having huge impact in the security industry, we would love to talk to you!

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Responsibilities

The main responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Conduct research that yield new insights, theories, analyses, data, algorithms and prototypes that advance state-of-the-art of threat protection
  • Investigate, analyze and learn from security researchers, attackers and real incidents in order to develop durable detection strategies across the entire kill-chain or product enhancements.
  • Work with other internal and external teams to forge new and improve existing partnerships that help mature the product
  • Provide exemplary leadership in an exceptionally challenging and rewarding environment and influence the organization
  • Collaborate with other researchers, coordinators and developers to improve the protection capabilities of the products


Qualifications

Required qualifications:
  • 2+ years Software engineeering experience
  • 2+ years development experience
  • 2+ years experience with C, C++, C#, and scripting languages (PowerShell, Python)
  • 2+ years Security Cyber Industry experience utilizing reverse engineering and knowledge of security/threat landscape

Preferred qualifications:
  • Reverse Engineering skills: familiar with debuggers, disassemblers, network protocols, file formats, sandboxes, hardware/firmware internals, software communication mechanisms highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of operating system internals and modern security problems preferred
  • Excellent cross group and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate the business need for security or detection improvements is a plus
  • Experience in dealing with big data problems and excellent skills in data analytics with a focus on security highly preferred
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.

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