Job Description

Microsoft runs on trust. Earning and keeping that trust has never been more important.


In Customer Security and Trust (CST), engineers, analysts, investigators, data scientists, attorneys, and business professionals are responsible for some of the most exciting projects at Microsoft focused on protecting our customers, and living-out our values of Respect, Integrity, and Accountability. In CST, we:

  • Ensure that governments who are requesting data from Microsoft in support of their criminal investigations through legal orders follow due process, striking a balance between fighting cybercrime and protecting customer data
  • Actively partner with law enforcement and security organizations around the globe to disrupt bad actors who are using malware, phishing scams, IP abuse, technology-facilitated child exploitation, tech support fraud, and other means to target our customers
  • Develop and partner with other organizations to deliver industry-leading security solutions in support of government policy and Microsoft ambitions, particularly in the Security space

Our CST Engineering team is growing. We are looking for talented Senior Software Engineers to join our team and help deliver on our vision of creating a safer digital experience for every person and organization on the planet, which in turn, promotes trust in Microsoft. As part of the Core Engineering team within CST, you will work with other engineers and stakeholders to design, build, and support these innovative, scalable, and mission-critical solutions. You will be part of a fun-loving, diverse team that seeks challenges, loves learning, and values teamwork. You will have opportunities for mentorship, career growth, and to work on high-business impact areas.




  • Develop and support secure Cloud solutions leveraging Microsoft and Open-Source technologies across the entire ecosystem
  • Innovate with team stakeholders to rapidly build solutions for effective and efficient analysis and investigative insights
  • Investigate and promote new technologies to help solve problems simply and efficiently
  • Embody our culture and a demonstrated commitment to the company’s core values




Required/Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

OR equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with enterprise application development using the Microsoft Stack
  • Multi-platform, end-to-end experience across a wide spectrum of cloud technologies in Azure.
  • Demonstrated experience building, and running services at scale using modern DevOps practices
  • The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen


Additional or Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 8+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

OR Master's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 6+ years technical engineering experience with coding in languages including, but not limited to, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python

OR equivalent experience.

  • Experience using modern DevOps best practices, including automated testing, continuous integration, and deployment/monitoring (Git and Azure DevOps or GitHub preferred)
  • Experience troubleshooting and using failure analysis for live-site incident mitigation
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Curiosity with a desire to continuously learn and collaborate to grow yourself and your teammates
  • Passion to learn new technologies and architect innovative cloud-based solutions to challenging problems

Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.



Software Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

Microsoft has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets (see below). The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role (except as noted below); the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with Microsoft and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and wellbeing benefits, among others. U.S.-based employees also receive, per calendar year, up to 10 scheduled paid holidays, and up to 80 hours Holistic Health Time Off. Additionally, hourly/non-exempt employees accrue up to 120 hours paid vacation time, and salaried/exempt employees have Discretionary Time Off (DTO).


Our Commitment to Pay Equity
We are committed to the principle of pay equity – paying employees equitably for substantially similar work. To learn more about pay equity and our other commitments to increase representation and strengthen our culture of inclusion, check out our annual Diversity & Inclusion Report. ( )


Understanding Roles at Microsoft​
The top of this page displays the role for which the base pay ranges apply – Software Engineering IC4.
The way we define roles includes two things: discipline (the type of work) and career stage (scope and complexity). The career stage has two parts – the first identifies whether the role is a manager (M), an individual contributor (IC), an admin-technician-retail (ATR) job, or an intern. The second part identifies the relative seniority of the role – a higher number (or later letter alphabetically in the case of ATR) indicates greater scope and complexity.



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.


Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Bachelor Degree
8+ Years
  • Founded In
    Mar 01, 2023
  • Company Size
    500+ Members
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