Sr Manager of Investigations Job
Microsoft - Redmond, WA

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Job Category: Legal & Corporate Affairs

Location: Redmond, WA, US

Job ID: 804893-90060

Division: Legal & Corporate Affairs

Join a team on the front line in the fight against digital crime! Microsoft Corporation has a rare and immediate opening for a highly qualified and experienced investigator to support the company’s Digital Crimes Unit. This investigator will oversee investigations relating to abuse and attacks on Microsoft properties originating from malware and botnets, to general fraud and abuse of targeting Microsoft services and customers. The position is based in Redmond, Washington.

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage and Conduct Investigations. Work as a member of Microsoft’s worldwide Digital Crimes Unit to investigate and prepare cases relating to malware, botnets, phishing, fraud and spam while serving as a trusted advisor to internal client groups. Qualified candidates must also l be able to develop and manage intelligence sources providing threat information across these areas, and be able to develop strategic solutions to address these issues. Candidate must be willing to travel 20% of the time both domestically and internationally.
  • Develop Strategy and Programs. Support company-wide efforts to develop a comprehensive strategy that addresses the security and safety posture of Microsoft by helping define and execute the enforcement component of the overall strategy.
  • Provide Global Coordination and Support. Develop and maintain effective cross-group working relationships both within Microsoft, as well as with industry partners, on investigations and related issues.
  • Manage Vendor Services. Oversee and manage outside vendors responsible for technical analysis, threat assessment, technical investigations and other support services.
Qualified candidates must:
  • Possess at least three years of either private sector or law enforcement investigative experience involving complex computer-related crimes.
  • Have a demonstrated working knowledge of internet fundamentals, and internet investigative tools including: Domain Name System (DNS), Protocol Analysis, Malware Sandboxing, and scripting languages like PERL and PowerShell.
  • Be familiar with the following forensic tools: EnCase, FTK, Helix, ProDiscover Forensics and/or Analysts Notebook.
  • Have demonstrated proficiency in communication and analytical problem solving
  • Four years of college is preferable; however, a combination of college, specialized training and investigative experience is acceptable. The ideal candidate will also hold one or more certifications such as: EnCase Certified examiner (EnCe), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

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