Cyber Crime Investigator

Microsoft 3 – Redmond, WA 98052
Do you love the thrill of working in new exciting areas? Do you like forging a new path rather than running along an established road? Maybe not exactly start-up mentality but definitely discovering new things at every turn. Do you know payments inside and out as well as payment fraud? If so, we have a new role for you to forge and put your signature on.

Microsoft is seeking to hire a highly experienced cybercrime investigator who will work on its Fraud Investigations Team. This team finds and closes vulnerabilities that fraudsters exploit across all Microsoft’s ecommerce businesses and also identifies and disrupts groups and individuals who seek to defraud Microsoft and its customers. We need a self-starter with drive and tenacity who will find unique and creative ways to disrupt fraud. You’ll work with some of the best minds in the industry, supporting the fraud prevention team with data and intelligence to enable anti-fraud systems to perform at their peak effectiveness. You’ll also work with Microsoft attorneys, law enforcement, private investigators, and industry peers to take disruptive actions against cybercriminals and prevent future fraud.

Come join our team and help make Microsoft the safest place for people and companies all over the globe to buy and sell online!

Payments Fraud Expert key responsibilities include:
Gain deep understanding of third-party payments business, solutions and key audiences including merchants, payment providers, product partners, support and engineering teams
Own and drive the fraud prevention strategy and implementation of fraud prevention features.
Work directly with Data Analysts, Data Scientists, investigators and other Program Managers and Engineers in support of the Anti-Fraud mission
Desired experience and technical skills
Bachelor’s degree preferably in Computer Science, Security Studies, Computer Science/Forensics, Behavioral Science, or Criminal Justice. Other relevant experience considered in lieu of specific degree
5+ years of experience performing complex cybercrime and/or financial crime investigations as a commissioned officer of a major city, state, federal or military law enforcement agency
Ability to write investigative reports of the highest quality (clear, precise, and organized)
Experience and willingness to work with all levels of law enforcement around the world
Ability to query, analyze and draw intelligent conclusions from large data sets
Advanced user of Microsoft Office products to include Excel
Advanced user of T-SQL or comparable query language (Microsoft SQL Server)
Ability to write basic C# code a plus
CPA and CFE certification a plus
Data visualization experience beyond Excel (Tableau, i2, or Maltego) a plus
People management

This position has no people management responsibility; however, he/she is expected to consult and advise the colleagues in matters regarding work-related duties for their function. Working closely with other teams is critical to the success of this candidate.

Budget control
The job holder has no budgetary responsibility.
Some travel may be possible and in rare instances mandatory.
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 to


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