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Microsoft Corporation Security Automation Engineer II in Atlanta, Georgia

Cloud Operations and Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers Microsoft's cloud services. The team is responsible for designing, building and operating our unified global datacenters; managing the demand planning and capacity utilization of our unified infrastructure; and responsible for all of the operations needed to run the physical infrastructure (including supply chain, hardware, power, security, and workflow teams). We focus on smart growth with an emphasis on automation, data driven engineering, cost-effectiveness, and environmental sustainability.

We deliver the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and over 1 million servers. Our portfolio is built and managed by a team of subject matter experts working 24x7x365 to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

This core infrastructure is a target for cyber criminals, hacktivists, and nation-state adversaries that seek to bring harm to our businesses, customers, and staff. Holding the line against them these threats is the Datacenter Cyber Defense and Industrial Networking team! We are Microsoft’s industrial strength security team!

With a focus on safety, resiliency, and recovery the Datacenter Cyber Defense and Industrial Networking team is responsible for fielding and operating our datacenters cyber security systems, controls and processes that protect and defend Microsoft’s datacenters operational technologies (OT), industrial scenarios, and other mission critical infrastructures from cyber threats.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


The Datacenter Cyber Defense and Industrial networking team is seeking a motivated, talented, and cyber security focused Senior Security Engineer to join our team! This role works collaboratively across a larger engineering team managing the structure, deliverables, timelines, and prioritization for designing, delivering, automating, securing, and providing operational support for critical industrial networking programs, services and projects in existing and future datacenters.

The cloud business is booming, that means datacenter activities and growth is booming! Our datacenters work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – so our programs and services must too be designed, built, and operated in such a way to support that growth and execution model. You will work within the Cloud Operations and Innovation engineering teams as well as partner across external teams handling datacenter engineering, support teams, design and build teams, and key decision makers across CO+I division.

Partnering closely with the peer engineering organizations your role will be to design and deploy security solutions and manage them in a true DevOps fashion. You will be required to possess deep technical skills in Security and drive projects with heavy reliance on key partnerships with global datacenter operations teams and functions at varying levels of the business, teams responsible for the design and delivery of datacenters, Azure network engineering and architecture teams, and all groups affiliated with Microsoft Datacenters (Business & Property groups).

The candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to speak and present effectively to all levels of business and be willing to jump into any situation to help provide design, support and troubleshoot issues in a 24x7x365 engineering environment. A successful candidate should be able to execute following responsibilities:

  • Infrastructure as Code – contribute under guidance to central libraries to deliver infrastructure components through code (compute, networking, data/storage, chaos tests, observability, etc.)

  • Compute Orchestration Platform – Support and escalate issues on orchestration platforms (Kubernetes, Service Fabric, etc.) for globally hosting services

  • Automation – implement under guidance to create solutions to eliminate or automate

  • Observability – monitor and maintain dashboards, reports, and alerts for performance and reliability of infrastructure components

  • Cross-team – work with multiple network, security and software engineering teams in Microsoft to understand and build best practices to implement within the team


Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in service development and/or operations

  • 3+ years Programming/Scripting- Working knowledge in a development language (C#, Powershell, Python, Javascript)

  • 3+ years Web Services Delivery & Development- Understanding of web service delivery; from a user request to a service response, what are the components and how do they work (CDN, Load Balancing, HTTPS, certificates, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Infrastructure as Code – understanding of Infrastructure as Code principles and experience in applying for a globally distributed service

  • Cloud Platforms – Experience working with cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP, etc.)

  • Orchestration platforms - Understanding of compute orchestration platforms (Kubernetes, Service Fabric, etc.) and how they work (deployment, high availability, etc.)

  • Troubleshooting and Debugging – Ability to apply knowledge, critical thinking, and experience to identify and find root cause to issues

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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.

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