Physical Security Engineer


Anywhere Remote only

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Jan 24


Security Policy and Standards

  • Deploy security technologies in accordance with established requirements, standards, deadlines, and applicable employment law and company policy.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for security technologies and support high visibility needs of the business on a variety of special projects which often involve expedited deliverables, operational agility, and impact to operational functions.

Collaboration and Partner Experience

  • Collaborate with peer teams and organizations to ensure alignment with broader strategy and initiatives as well as full support of leadership priorities, focused on helping to reduce costs and complexity, and improve efficiency. 
  • Provide strong partnership and trusted advice to evangelize and represent Microsoft’s datacenter physical security programs, where appropriate.
  • Manage regular site security system meetings with security operations and facility management teams where current site system health is reviewed, and coordination of services with internal and external service providers is handled.

Data-Driven Analysis and Improvement

  • Collect and maintain security system data to identify system health, performance trends, system configuration compliance, and recommend repeatable strategies to address issues at scale.
  • Continuously improve and mature the overall physical security program, including providing expertise on the continuing evolution of existing physical security processes and procedures that produce valid, trustworthy results, support the goals of the business, and remove as many subjective elements as possible.

Security Incident Response

  • Receive escalation notifications of physical security and business impacting incidents, triage and escalate as appropriate, ensuring leadership and peer teams are informed, and appropriate personnel are managing incident response effectively.

Monitoring and Detection

  • Manage physical security technologies and systems at Microsoft Datacenters, including physical access control, video surveillance, security networks, radio over internet protocol, key management, and entry systems.
  • Manage security system life cycle to maintain system health and compliance, including system triage, service escalation, and the oversight of the maintenance and repair performed by vendor support teams.


  • Embody our culture and values.                                              


  • 3+ years of experience in software development lifecycle, large-scale computing, modelling, cyber security, anomaly detection, Security Operations Center (SOC) detection, threat analytics, security incident and event management (SIEM), information technology (IT), and operations incident response
  • OR Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in software development lifecycle, large-scale computing, modeling, cyber security, and anomaly detection
  • OR Master's Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field.
  • Lenel Certifications, CISSP, CISA, CISM, SANS, GCIA, GCIH, OSCP, and/or Security+ certification.

Background Check Requirements: 

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.

Security Operations Engineering IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 - $182,600 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 $120,900 - $198,600 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.

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