Microsoft Security Engineer

Microsoft Security Engineer

Avanade UK is looking to hire a Microsoft Security Engineer for our UK Security Consulting practice.

About the role

Working on some of the largest and leading-edge projects; the role of the Microsoft Security Engineer is to provide 2 nd and 3 rd line Microsoft Security support expertise to our customers.

The Microsoft Security Engineer role requires knowledge and expertise in the Microsoft Security Ecosystem, with candidates demonstrating 3 - 5 years Microsoft Security support experience.

The role involves monitoring, reporting, maintaining and resolving incidents/problems for our clients Microsoft Security applications and also extends to other vendor products for which you will receive training.

The role requires strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills and the candidate must work well as part of a team. The candidate should have knowledge and experience following ITIL practices and be well versed in Incident and Problem management procedures.

The opportunity for candidates is to grow and develop in a career focused organisation, whilst working on some of the world's largest and most well-known brands and customers.

As a potential member of our growing Security Consulting practice the successful candidate must have a strong foundation across the Microsoft Security solution stack and be willing to learn and upskill in a number of Security technology areas.

Experience and subject matter expertise in at least three of the technologies listed below is preferred:

  • Active Directory Federation Services
  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Azure AD Connect
  • Microsoft Identity Manager
  • Windows Server Operating Systems
  • Office 365 tenant security
  • Azure security
  • Securing Windows Servers and Clients
  • Azure Security
  • Office 365 Security
  • Windows 10 Security

It is desirable that candidates can demonstrate knowledge, experience and ideally hold certifications in the following areas:
  • CISSP
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Microsoft Office365 exams 70-346, 70-347
  • Microsoft Azure exams 70-532, 70-533
  • MCSE/MCSA

Working as a Microsoft Security Engineer you will be:
  • Experienced with with three or more of the above security technology areas
  • Able to use and analyse information to assist incident resolution
  • Able to use PowerShell to run scripts templates, develop own scripts and share with Operational/ Delivery leadership to improve operational performance across clients
  • Experienced of and have a strong knowledge of Windows Server/ Active Directory
  • Able to provide the core hours of service and you will form a part of an on-call rota that is rotated through the team.
Microsoft Security Engineer day to day duties:
  • provide 2nd and 3rd line support to our clients
  • Act as an escalation point for more junior team members
  • Coach and mentor more junior team members.
  • Be able to maintain a view of own workload and Identify Incidents that are approaching SLA breach and escalate to Operational Leads for action
  • Promptly and accurately respond to and manage incidents/problems
  • Adhere to high standards in regard to work/case notes, including as much relevant detail as possible
  • Carry out routine maintenance and reporting activities.
  • Scope and execute enhancements to the security products at the clients request.


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