Microsoft UK • Cambridge, United Kingdom

Senior Software Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description


Microsoft Azure Edge + Platform (E+P) is a globally distributed team of engineers, architects, program managers, product managers, business program managers, business administrators, user experience researchers and designers who are responsible for the platform for Microsoft and for delivering Microsoft’s edge vision. We create the most reliable and trustworthy OS and platform services to empower Microsoft and our customers to achieve more. We unlock the next wave of opportunity at the edge through an at-scale ecosystem driving widespread adoption of our Microsoft cloud services.

The Edge Workload Security team has a mission to create a secure platform foundation for consistent Cloud/Edge experiences and to support all services and applications running on top of the platform. The team builds platform security capabilities for workloads running on a K8s (Kubernetes) platform including authentication, authorization, secret management, and protection with a goal to provide consistent and convenient API experiences for developers. The team also owns an authentication platform for Windows platform based products and builds features to strengthen the protection on these products.

Our team is seeking a Software Engineer to join us. You will have the chance to design and develop platform features supporting a wide spectrum of Microsoft products. You will support the team by designing, prototyping and developing new security features, testing and validating solutions, code reviews, and supporting customer issues.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Work with stakeholders to determine user requirements and incorporate feedback for a set of features. Coordinate with partner teams to define and optimise dependencies fitting the needs of partners and customers through product development as well as resolving issues.
  • Lead architectural discussions for products and test suites, creating and testing proposals to develop strong designs and identify dependencies, meeting requirements and security standards. Leverage subject-matter experts to drive projects.
  • Drive telemetry, SLA and release processes to maintain products and identify enhancements and customer issues.
  • Lead by example, producing extensible, maintainable and optimised code Review team code to ensure standards are followed.



  • 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.
  • Experience in developing for, configuring and administering Kubernetes clusters
  • Experience in developing for, configuring and administering Linux / Ubuntu.


  • 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 in Go language development.

Cloud Background check:
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role.
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.

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024

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