Senior Security Research Team Lead - Azure Networking
Multiple Locations | Security Engineering | Jun 04, 2024 | Job number 1722937

Are you looking for a challenge that puts you at the center of the worldwide Platform? Are you passionate about finding security breaches and vulnerabilities? Do you have Offensive mindset?

Azure Networking is one of the core organizations that build Azure, the world’s largest network, leading digital transformation, empowering, and connecting enterprises and individuals around the world. The team in Israel is specializing in Network security, developing services that protect the Azure platform, the users and apps running on top of it.

Microsoft is a world leader in security and is obsessed with making sure that our platform and services are secure, and we can protect our customers and their workloads. We are expanding our offensive team. The team will focus on making sure our services are built with a security-first mindset by proactively looking for breaches and vulnerabilities in the across Azure architecture and services, to make sure Azure is safe, secure, and reliable.


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.


  • Manage the work of a security research team across multiple concurrent projects
  • Be a subject matter expert, leveraging a broad and current understanding of security to devise new protections and exploit mitigations
  • Collaborate with other security and product teams to improve security, and articulate the business value of security investments for designing and developing new security mitigations and defenses
  • Identify security vulnerabilities in a wide variety of key services across Azure services, network protocols and architecture
  • Interaction with the security ecosystem in and outside of Microsoft


Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience managing a security team with demonstrated leadership skills, outstanding team player with strong communication skills
  • 6+ years of experience of hands-on exploiting bugs and bypassing security mitigations and with offensive mindset
  • 2+ years of experience in software engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Golang, or Python
  • In depth understanding of cloud or OS attacks, threat modelling complex systems, vulnerability discovery

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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent engineering degrees
  • Public track record of relevant security research, especially around vulnerability discovery
  • Experience with cloud architecture
  • Experience with security research on cloud environments
  • System design knowledge

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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