Security Researcher

Location:Cambridgeshire
Job Type:Full Time

Security and privacy are arguably the most significant concerns for enterprises and consumers using public cloud platforms. The Confidential Computing group at Microsoft Research Cambridge has been conducting pioneering research in the design of systems that guarantees strong security and privacy properties to cloud users. As part of our research, we are designing new security primitives in both general purpose processors and specialized accelerators. We are also invested in the design of language runtimes that guarantee safety by construction, and in designing new services such as databases, blockchains and machine learning algorithms that utilize secure hardware and runtimes to guarantee strong security properties such as confidentiality, integrity and side channel protection. We place strong emphasis on designing systems that can be deployed at scale in the real world. We work very closely with products groups in Microsoft and have contributed to deployed services such as Azure Confidential Computing.

Responsibilities

As a Researcher, you will define your research agenda in collaboration with other researchers and teams, driving forward an effective program of basic and applied research, aligned with the aspirations and ambitions of the team.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science in the areas of security, privacy, verification, programming languages, compilers, operating systems, distributed systems, artificial intelligence, or machine learning.
  • High quality publications in top conferences.
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary research teams.

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