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Microsoft Corporation Director, Security Engineering Fundamentals in Redmond, Washington

The mission of Microsoft Digital is to power, protect, and transform Microsoft as the voice of our digital transition in the market. As part of Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Group , we are responsible for building, managing, and securing the platform, products, processes, and services that powers Microsoft. We build, maintain, and implement a cloud-first approach to our technology and experiences, from custom-built business solutions developing our campus of the future and our productivity and collaboration experiences like Teams and SharePoint, to horizontal 3rd party solutions like SAP and Adobe. As a steward of Microsoft and our customer’s data, a core function of Microsoft Digital is ensuring the security of every aspect of the business. Microsoft Digital is responsible for company-wide information security and compliance, with a strategic focus on information protection, assessment, awareness, governance, and enterprise business continuity. Microsoft Digital’s charter is also to influence and work alongside engineers across the company and with strategic partners to build and grow their cloud products and services. As customer zero, we deploy these services inside Microsoft and then share best practices with enterprise customers at scale across the globe. We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more!

Do you want to lead Microsoft into the future as the shining enterprise example for security done right? Are you passionate about making sure Microsoft's security posture stays well out in front of its reputation and market value?

If so, the Director, Security Engineering Fundamentals role in the Digital Security & Resilience organization is for you.

Join the Microsoft Digital team & DS&R!


  • Manage the team that is leading the key security metrics for the company through company-wide Security Fundamentals

  • Help security teams across the company by defining the bar, any variance that is acceptable, and the criteria for such variance

  • Reaching consensus on the work and ensuring that the GC tracking mechanisms are complete and provide full coverage

  • Leading a team of software engineers with data science support to determine how much telemetry must be normalized, and drive development of this pipeline

  • Surface insights to engineering teams, leadership, and Microsoft senior leadership team, as needed, to update and influence


Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Software Design, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience is required

  • 15 years' minimum experience in Software Engineering or Software Development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of information security experience

  • 10+ years managing people, including software engineers.

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience in script-based or compiled languages

  • Experience driving security design requirements across multiple teams and products

  • 5+ years managing PMs and/or data scientists

  • 5+ years of cloud services experience, including building and deploying products at scale

  • Experience creating content and board-level communications to make project status and needs clear to executives

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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