Principal Software Engineer - Azure Security

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Redmond, WA, United States
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Security is constantly evolving, and we need software engineers who aspire to be at the forefront of it. Do you bring clarity, create energy, and enjoy driving results? Azure Security Engineering is seeking a talented software engineer who will help us deliver Secrets and Keys Management as a platform for Azure and third-party services to keep their sensitive data secure, transforming how customers manage, distribute and automate handling of certificates, passwords, keys and other high-value service data.  These services are a critical part of the Azure platform, providing global and highly reliable availability that customers count on.  

Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. That’s what inspires us, drives our work, and pushes us to challenge the status quo every day. Through our cloud-first strategy, we strive to deliver solutions that are optimized for the world and enable customers to drive their business more successfully. In Microsoft’s Cloud + AI (C+AI) division, we help customers power their solutions using the Microsoft Cloud. The scale of platforms and services we are building are among the largest in the world by far. From core cloud computing platform development to the services running on them, we do it all. 

Azure Key Vault is a fundamental building block for services and customer applications where sensitive data must be kept secure.  As a critical part of Azure, Key Vault goes wherever Azure goes. As a platform, Key Vault gives customers the means to protect data easily and quickly in the cloud and integrate with their apps & services. Backed by hardware-based cryptography, you know your data is safe, secure and accessible only by you. 


Work on the core of Azure, building and securing the foundation of the cloud itself. Develop and execute on a technical strategy for making hardware key security solutions available to customers targeting multiple workload types and isolation environments.  Build highly scalable, secure, and reliable web services & platforms running on Azure. Build intuitive and responsive user and developer experiences. Be responsible for technical design, implementation and quality of features and engineering systems. Interact and collaborate with partner teams to deliver cohesive, easy to use solutions for the Azure platform.  Build on our Microsoft principles (create clarity, generate energy, deliver success) and values (respect, integrity, accountability) to effectively collaborate and make things happen. 


Required Qualifications:  

  • 10+ years of experience as a software engineer with demonstrated technical & organizational leadership. 
  • Experience in shipping, distributed systems, services, and highly available infrastructure is preferred. 
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C# 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • An understanding of how to apply basic cryptographic operations: sign, verify, encrypt, decrypt. 
  • Hands on experience with Hardware Security Modules and development on Linux. 
  • Experience in writing RESTful applications and leveraging distributed databases. 




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.


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Principal Software Engineer - Azure Security
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