Senior Security Researcher at Microsoft

Senior Security Researcher Details

Nov. 27, 2018, 10:54 p.m.
Individual Contributor
Redmond, WA
Security Research Team Senior Security Researcher
Are you interested in radically improving the security of Microsoft's products? Do you want to work on cutting edge malware analysis systems? Are you committed to helping Microsoft customers keep their computer's secure and combating evolving malware threats? We are searching for a strong self-driven Senior Security Researcher for Windows Security Research Team to develop automated classification and clustering solutions. Windows Security Research team is a global team of antimalware researchers, advanced threat hunters, and agile malware responders at the forefront of protecting Windows and the Microsoft ecosystem from emerging malware threats such as ransomware. We power protection in products like Windows Defender, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, System Center Endpoint Protection, Office 365, Azure, and more. We are an industry leading threat research lab that responds to customer issues with malware and use cutting edge antimalware techniques to help keep our customers

The main responsibilities include but not limited to: Identify protection gaps and develop automated solutions to close those gaps Conduct research that yield new insights, theories, analyses, data, algorithms and prototypes that advance state-of-the-art of malware protection Investigate, analyze and learn from security researchers, attackers and real incidents in order to develop durable detection strategies across the entire kill-chain or product enhancements. Work with other internal and external teams to forge new and improve existing partnerships that help mature the product Provide exemplary
Basic qualifications: BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, with at least 6+ years of computer security industry experience with reverse engineering and knowledge of security/threat landscape Development skills with C, C++, C#, and scripting languages (PowerShell, Python) Experience in developing automatic classification and clustering solutions Preferred qualifications: Reverse Engineering skills: familiar with debuggers, disassemblers, network protocols, file formats, sandboxes, hardware/firmware internals, software communication mechanisms Strong knowledge of operating system internals
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