Microsoft UK • Cambridge, United Kingdom

Software Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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.


Are you passionate about computer security? Does the idea of working at the system level on Windows or Linux excite you? Do you have experience in virtualization and/or confidential computing technologies like AMD SEV-SNP or Intel TDX? How about Confidential GPU? Does the idea of securing AI systems give you chills? Do you take pride in designing secure systems and writing secure code? The Edge Security Platform team in the Azure Edge + Platform Group is looking for a talented, creative, motivated and driven software engineer to push the security bar of Microsoft products to a new level. The Edge Security Team’s mission is to make Edge Devices and Azure cloud servers the most secure and trustworthy computing devices in the world. This team owns the Microsoft device security strategy and is focused on building state of the art security systems for a wide variety of Microsoft’s current and future products.

As part of this team, you will work on building complete security solutions. You will have the opportunity to work on one or more layers of the security stack, ranging from Confidential Virtual Machines and Confidential GPUs to secure high value assets at the edge to mission critical online services for supporting these types of security technologies. In addition to ample design and coding opportunities, you will interact with and learn from the best system designers in the world, both from Microsoft and from global companies across the technology spectrum working on cutting edge processors and GPUs, Windows, Linux, and related projects. If you love challenging technical problems, this is the role for you. Be a part of a dynamic and energetic team that recognizes and rewards the ingenuity and motivation of engineers. We are committed to fostering employee growth and prioritizing job satisfaction, placing a strong emphasis on creating a stimulating and fulfilling work environment.



  • A BS/MS in computer science or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Software design, coding, debugging and problem solving skills
  • Extensive years' of experience working on commercial software development
  • Extensive years' of Experience developing software in Rust/C/C++
  • Work effectively in collaboration with other engineers and program managers.


  • Experience working on computer security
  • Knowledge of computer architecture, operating system kernel, and hypervisors.
  • Knowledge of building and maintaining mission critical online services

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. 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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Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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