#Senior Software Engineer | Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Herzliya | Software Engineering | Jul 01, 2024 | Job number 1733887

At Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, we are on a mission to protect every person and organization on the planet from cyber threats. Our team thrives on a culture of integrity, transparency, and ownership, where servant leadership fosters trust, accountability, growth, and inclusion. If you enjoy working in a collaborative environment that emphasizes a growth mindset and working together to enable innovation, then we might have the perfect job for you. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is an industry-leading, cloud-powered security solution designed to help individuals and enterprises prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats. Trusted by numerous Fortune 500 organizations worldwide, Defender for Endpoint secures millions of devices across diverse platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Our quest is intrinsically aligned with Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. At Defender for Endpoint, we collaborate with partners across Microsoft to innovate new approaches and use the latest tools and products to combat evolving threats. Our commitment to defending against cyber-attacks means providing sophisticated and modern services that leverage the latest from .NET, Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning. We are seeking individuals who foster a supportive team environment while creating innovative security solutions. Join us if you are passionate about learning, driven by purpose, and ready to make a significant impact on the safety and security of millions of users globally.


We are looking for a Software Engineer to help drive innovation and excellence. As an engineer on the team, you will improve services by leveraging some of the latest innovations in Microsoft software and Azure hardware. This is a dynamic role that involves both technical expertise and collaborative skills to contribute to the modernization and enhancement of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint's cloud services. Responsibilities include:

• Working on services leveraging the latest technologies from Microsoft

• Modernizing and optimizing services to improve scalability and reduce operating cost.

• Partner with experts across geographic and organizational boundaries to make impactful changes to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

• Adhere to modern engineering principles and practices, code reviews, and project management

• Take on challenges of working with well-established, large-scale systems

• Engage in project planning, work prioritization, and contribute to the project's roadmap and goals

• Participate in governance activities, manage technical tasks, and ensure quality assurance through automated testing and integration validation

• Share knowledge through mentorship and regular team interactions

• Build functional and technical documentation, write unit and integration tests, and update Continuous Integration and Continuous Deliver (CI/CD) pipelines

• Identify and triage bugs within service code and application stack, developing fixes


Qualifications Required 


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

• 5+ years of engineering experience working on large-scale cloud applications and designing and building large-scale distributed systems

• 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: o Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter


Qualifications: Other Requirements 

• 3+ years of experience designing and developing high-performance and production quality C# or Java server software

• 3+ years hands on experience with containers (Docker, Kubernetes, or similar technologies)

• 3+ years of experience in cloud development principles and patterns, particularly loosely coupled architectures and micro-services, dev-ops model

• 2+ years experience with Azure PaaS solutions such as Azure Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Kubernetes

• Development experience with cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS

• Proven experience with profiling and performance optimization, low level and (.Net) CLR, software and hardware interoperability.

• Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Software Engineers, Program Managers, Security Researchers, and Data Scientists

• Delivery of services using Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment methodology

• Familiar with Security Development Lifecycle

• Experience with software development tools such as source control systems (GIT), automated build systems, compilers, software validation systems, project tracking, and lifecycle management systems




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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