Software Engineer Job Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi County, Nairobi, Kenya
February 2, 2024
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Software Engineer Job Nairobi Kenya

About the job

Security represents the most critical priorities for our customers in a world awash in digital threats, regulatory scrutiny, and estate complexity. Microsoft Security aspires to make the world a safer place for all. We want to reshape security and empower every user, customer, and developer with a security cloud that protects them with end to end, simplified solutions. The Microsoft Security organization accelerates Microsoft’s mission and bold ambitions to ensure that our company and industry is securing digital technology platforms, devices, and clouds in our customers’ heterogeneous environments, as well as ensuring the security of our own internal estate. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world.

There is nothing more secure than access that was granted in time, for a specific period, with proper approvals and automatically revoked when no longer needed. Identity and Access Governance became new security. Having automated identities provisioning and reconciliation became vital.

As a part of the Identity Governance Administration group, you will help to evolve a best-in-class identity management platform, to help organizations provide their employees with secure identities to seamlessly access their apps and resources.

We are seeking a Software Engineer who can help us design, implement, and deliver high-quality and high-scale cloud services that meet the needs of our customers and partners, willing to explore the unknown, from RDBMS and LDAP directories to Kerberos and SCIM protocols, from Hyper-V virtual machines to Azure DevOps pipelines. This role is more than just a regular developer – an explorer, a system administrator, a debugger, a troubleshooter. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging and impactful problems, collaborate with a team, and learn and grow as an engineer. You will also have an opportunity to contribute to the broader Identity community and ecosystem, both within and outside Microsoft.


  • Design, develop, test, deploy, and monitor cloud services and on-premises applications that provide identity and access management solutions to our customers.
  • Work closely with customers and partners to understand their issues, problems, requirements and scenarios and provide feedback and guidance on best practices and solutions.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, program managers, and designers across the Entra organization and beyond to deliver end-to-end experiences that delight our customers and users.
  • Drive innovation and quality in our engineering processes and practices, and foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and learning.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the identity and security domains and apply them to our products and services.


  • 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, PowerShell, Bash, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python (_or_ equivalent experience)

Additional Or Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with administration of Microsoft Active Directory, Kerberos Shadow Security Principals and other LDAP directories
  • Experience with RDBMS administration, including TSQL debugging
  • Experience with virtualization platforms
  • Experience with PowerShell DSC, AD DS Group Policies, Patch management
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and DevOps practices
  • Experience with automated UI testing suites
  • Experience with communication, collaboration, critical thinking skills, and ability to drive changes across multiple teams.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

Software Engineer Job Nairobi Kenya