Our team is actively engaged in proactive vulnerability research across Azure platform services. We are dedicated to uncovering novel classes of vulnerabilities and pioneering exploitation techniques to effectively pre-empt cyber threats.
We are searching for exceptional individuals with a profound passion for security and Cloud technologies. If you are deeply committed to unraveling intricate challenges, harbor a keen fascination for vulnerability research, and strongly desire to contribute to performing cutting-edge security research, we invite you to unite with us in our mission. By doing so, you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding countless users across the global landscape. Your expertise and dedication will be instrumental in fortifying our collective digital defenses.
We seek a highly skilled and experienced Senior Researcher to join our Offensive Cloud Security Team at Microsoft. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in identifying and addressing potential security vulnerabilities within Microsoft's cloud services, ensuring the highest levels of security for our customers and their data.
- Research and discover zero-day vulnerabilities in cloud environments and associated technologies. Develop and implement proof-of-concept exploits to demonstrate potential risks and work closely with engineering teams to address findings.
- Conduct in-depth threat modeling exercises to identify security risks and vulnerabilities in Microsoft's cloud infrastructure. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess the impact of identified threats and propose mitigation strategies.
- Design and execute sophisticated penetration tests against Microsoft's cloud services, simulating real-world attack scenarios. Provide detailed reports outlining vulnerabilities, exploitation techniques, and recommended remediation steps.
- Create and maintain cutting-edge vulnerability discovery, exploitation, and penetration testing tools in cloud environments. Stay abreast of the latest security research and integrate innovative techniques into the offensive security toolkit.
- Collaborate with internal security teams to enhance overall security posture, including incident response and defensive security. Participate in knowledge-sharing initiatives, mentor junior team members, and contribute to the security community.
- 6+ years of hands-on experience in offensive security research, with 2+ years focus on cloud environments.
- Proven track record of discovering and responsibly disclosing security vulnerabilities.
- Expertise in cloud security technologies, including Azure, AWS, GCP or similar.
- Proficiency in multiple programming and scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell, C++).
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field. Advanced degrees are a plus.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex security concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
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. 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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