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Microsoft Security: Worst Job In Computer Science

Popular Science came out with its list of the 10 worst jobs in all of science, and Microsoft Security Response Center wound up grabbing sixth place, the only computer science job on the list. Describing it “Like wearing a big sign that reads ‘Hack Me’”, it says they get 100,000 emails a year, working on multiple versions in multiple languages of software products totalling billions of lines of code, and every screwup reflects enormously bad on your company and puts pressure on your job.

It’s a job I wouldn’t want to have, but the good workers doing security for the world’s operating system, they’re my heroes. Well, them and Superman. And if I was in trouble, it’s just Superman. Sorry guys.

The top 10:

  1. Hazmat Diver
  2. Oceanographer
  3. Elephant Vasectomist
  4. Garbologist
  5. Coursework Carcass Preparer
  6. Microsoft Security Grunt
  7. Gravity Research Subject
  8. Olympic Drug Tester
  9. Forensic Entomologist (maggot study)
  10. Whale-Feces Researcher

Who knew there were Garbologists!?
(via InfoWorld > Neowin))

June 27th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Corporate, Security | no comments

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