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Microsoft Corporation Program Manager 2 in Redmond, Washington

We are the Identity Security prevention & response team ensuring the integrity and security of 2B+ commercial identities (Azure Active Directory) & consumer accounts (Microsoft Account). Each day, our detection systems and machine learning algorithms evaluate and risk score more than 25 billion logins for 1B monthly active users which include customers of Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, & Microsoft Azure. We take pride in combating and thwarting a diverse set of motivated and well-funded bad actors worldwide, which include nation state actors, criminal gangs, and individuals. In addition to ensuring the veracity of interactions powering the global digital economy, our efforts are at the core of Microsoft’s commitment to defend democracy worldwide.

We are seeking a talented individual to augment our world-class team of program managers, security analysts/investigators and data scientists – your unmatched passion for protecting customers, comfort with ambiguity, and motivation to deliver consistently exceptional performance under high pressure, are exactly what we are looking for!


We have an incredibly unique role available that is at the heart of our efforts straddling incident response, analysis/investigations, and security feature development. Responsibilities include:

  • Conceptualize innovative anti-compromise and anti-fraud service enhancements to be made available to all our customers worldwide. Drive end-to-end delivery of such new capabilities while tapping into your skills at experimentation and data-based decision-making to deliver the best security solutions which are both easily adopted by our customers as well as easy-to-use. Deliver these world class solutions by working in conjunction with partner teams across Microsoft as well as across the industry.

  • Work hand-in-glove with our team of world-class security analysts to help construct and enhance tools and processes for better monitoring, risk detection, and investigative efficiency. Additionally, use your learnings and expertise to “always stay a few steps ahead” of adversaries attempting to exploit new attack vectors at scale, and proactively drive development/enhancement of defense mechanisms. In doing so, work collaboratively across Microsoft including with our threat intelligence teams and other members of our defender community.

  • Contribute tangible to our efforts on incidence response and in mitigating security issues within our domain via periodic participation in a 24 x 7 rotation schedule. Help evolve our processes, procedures, and internal guidance – in conjunction with other defender teams across Microsoft – to ensure we factor in learnings continually.

If you thrive in a culture that is highly customer oriented, then this is a great place for you! You will be working in a close team-oriented environment on rapid iterations to deliver solutions for multiple products/services and at incredible scale. You will have the opportunity to develop shared goals that support win/win results for both our customers and a diverse set product groups across the company.

We are experiencing unprecedented business growth so if you are motivated by the challenge of using your skills & knowledge to help protect over a billion people worldwide, come join us!


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in any of the following: identity systems, security, threat intelligence, fraud, abuse

  • Outstanding math and statistics skills with demonstrated applied machine learning and/or analytics experience

  • An ability to drive good decisions through data with great attention to detail and excellent logical problem-solving skills

  • Proven experience with rapid prototyping, evaluation, and iterative improvement

  • Prior experience in software development including proficiency with one of more of Python, SQL, Java, C#, C++ Proficiency in interacting with big data infrastructure and resultant pipelines to perform NRT/batch analytics (e.g. Kafka, Spark, Azure Cosmos DB, HDInsight, Hadoop)

  • Graduate degree in computer science, machine learning, statistics, or quantitative domain

  • Strong communication skills with a demonstrated bias towards collaboration and team 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.

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 at .

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