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Security Analyst

The Identity Security Team is responsible for ensuring the integrity and security of the services we operate (Azure Active Directory & Microsoft Account), as well as the consumer and commercial identities we manage. Each day, our detection systems and machine learning algorithms evaluate and risk score more than 18 billion logins daily for more than 800 million customers monthly (including for O365, Xbox, OneDrive, & Azure). In addition to ensuring the veracity of interactions powering the global digital economy, our efforts are at the core of Microsoft’s commitment to defend democracy worldwide.

We are seeking a talented individual to join our world-class team of investigators and data scientists – your passion for protecting customers, comfort with ambiguity, and motivation to deliver consistently exceptional performance under high pressure, will be highly valued. Your ability to efficiently sift through PB sized datasets via automation to extract key insights in a timely manner, will be critical in helping us continue to successfully execute against our mission. We are experiencing unprecedented business growth so if you are motivated by the challenge of using your skills & knowledge to help protect nearly a billion people worldwide, come join us!



Respond to security incidents (on-call) spanning both operational issues and customer identity compromise or fraud so as to identify, isolate, remediate, and root cause
Investigate security incidents and find patterns ensuring we adapt our systems and develop/improve automated timely detections
Continually evaluate and improve existing algorithms, and create new ones, to detect and prevent systemic service vulnerabilities, identity compromise, fraud, and abuse
Identify and analyze new data sources to find novel patterns that can be transformed into new automated detections
Conceptualize, implement and analyze metrics to assess the quality of our detections and improve in real time
Develop and enhance data analytics pipelines for cybersecurity and/or fraud investigations
Collaborate with engineering and partner teams cross-company in achieving our objectives



  • 2+ years' experience as a data scientist, software engineer, or security researcher
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering or Mathematics or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in any of the following: identity systems, security, threat intelligence, fraud, abuse
    Outstanding math and statistics skills with demonstrated applied machine learning and/or analytics experience
  • An ability to drive good decisions through data with great attention to detail and excellent logical problem-solving skills
  • Proven experience with rapid prototyping, evaluation, and iterative improvement
  • Proficiency with one of more of Python, SQL, Java, C#, C++
  • Proficiency in interacting with big data infrastructure and resultant pipelines to perform NRT/batch analytics (e.g. Kafka, Spark, Azure Cosmos DB, HDInsight, Hadoop)
  • Graduate degree in computer science, machine learning, statistics, or quantitative domain
  • Strong communication skills with a demonstrated bias towards collaboration and team work

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.

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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