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Software Engineer 2



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Software Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Are you excited about cybersecurity? How about using Machine Learning (ML) and big data to catch hackers? Then Microsoft365 Core Security could be the team for you! We’re looking for Software Engineer 2 to build data platforms that protect Microsoft services from cyberattacks. We value diversity on multiple fronts and believe in deep collaboration to bring the best technological solutions to hard problems.

We are a cross-disciplinary team of engineers with wide-ranging expertise in large-scale software systems, cybersecurity, big data, and machine learning, and we delight in solving the ever-increasing scale and complexity challenges of processing billions of events and terabytes of data generated every day by Microsoft services to catch attackers.

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.


  • Write well-designed code with an emphasis on quality, maintainability, scalability, and performance.
  • Execute the dev-ops approach to software delivery by designing, coding, testing, deploying, and operating components of the Microsoft 365 security monitoring system.
  • Lead projects with multiple engineers, in collaboration with stakeholders from multiple teams.


Required Qulifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 2+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python
    • OR equivalent experience.
Other Qualifications

  • 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
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with an object-oriented programming language such as C#, Java or Python
  • Effective software design and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with modern software service engineering practices such as Testing in Production, Live Monitoring, Data Driven Engineering
  • Rapid prototyping and iteration skills
  • Experience acting in tech lead roles on projects
  • Experience with Spark or other distributed computing platforms
  • Experience with productionizing ML models
  • A passion for data science and machine learning
  • Cloud and services experience, with Azure cloud experience highly desirable
  • Background in cybersecurity

Software Engineering IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 - $182,600 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 $120,900 - $198,600 per year.

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

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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.

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