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Microsoft Corporation Senior Incident Response Manager in Redmond, Washington

The mission of Microsoft Digital Security & Resilience (DSR) is to enable Microsoft to build the most trusted devices and services, while keeping our company safe and our data protected. ​As part of the Microsoft Security organization, and a steward of Microsoft and our customer’s data, a core function of Microsoft DSR is ensuring the security of every aspect of the business. Microsoft DSR is responsible for company-wide information security and compliance, with a strategic focus on information protection, assessment, awareness, governance, and enterprise business continuity. As customer zero, we deploy and secure 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! 

Our team is looking for a Senior Incident Response Manager who will lead our M365 Incident Response Team.

In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to support our M365 incident response team and align our resources to meet our organizational goals.

Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


  • Leads the MSRC M365 Incident Response Team

  • Oversees hiring, training, and evaluating AI incident response team to accomplish organizational goals

  • Coordinates with other teams to ensure effective security incident response.

  • Guides team's response to compromise systems and aligns resources to pursue next steps

  • Reviews and oversees updates to crisis response processes and procedures.

  • Supports audits and measures Incident Response team performance metrics.

  • Reports on security operations, risks and response to leadership.


  • Embody our Culture ( and Values (


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in software development lifecycle, large-scale computing, modeling, cyber security, anomaly detection, Security Operations Center (SOC) detection, threat analytics, security incident and event management (SIEM), and information technology (IT) operations

  • OR Master's Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field.

Other Requirements

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.

Additional Qualifications:

  • 2+ years people management experience

  • 1+ year(s) leading a security function (e.g., Security Operations Center [SOC], threat and vulnerabillity management [TVM]).

  • 1+ year(s) experience in Artificial Intelligence safety and security incident response.

  • CISSP, CISA, CISM, SANS, GCIA, GCIH, OSCP, and/or Security+ certification.

  • Ability to display command and control presence to lead through extremely ambiguous situations quickly and calmly.

Security Operations Engineering M4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $117,200 - $229,200 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $153,600 - $250,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: ( %20 )

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until May 20, 2024.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .