Microsoft Corporation Assc Solutions Architect - Enterprise Cybersecurity Group in New York, New York

The newly formed Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group (ECG), a world-class organization within the Enterprise and Partner Group, is proud to have the opportunity to serve our customers and offers an opportunity for you to do the same. We work side by side with our Services organization, our EPG partners, and other internal organizations and teams to protect our customers by helping them securely transition to the cloud, maximize platform security value, and architect and deliver specialized cybersecurity solutions to address customer security needs.

Do you have a passion for cybersecurity solutions architecture and development as we help customers safely move to the cloud, while also ensuring the protection of our customers’ on premises workloads through secure and resilient platform modernization? Do you have an equal passion for helping our clients defend themselves against targeted exploitation? Are you interested in being intimately involved in the latest, cutting-edge developments in the security industry, communicating with security industry leaders, and having a direct impact on the security of Microsoft customers? Do you want to be on the front lines of helping our customers go toe-to-toe against advanced adversaries by leveraging key protections in the Microsoft platform as well as specialized IP we bring to market? If so, read on.

Within ECG, we have openings in our High Value Asset (HVAP) Protection and Assessments team. This team is focused on providing value realization to customers’ investments in Cybersecurity using preventative and protective controls, enabling Microsoft Windows and cloud platform hardening and modernization, along with the developing and incubating the delivery of specialized solutions. Our goal is to help our customers securely integrate and migrate to the cloud while avoiding and mitigating cybersecurity breaches in on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments.

We have a strategic Solutions Architect position open with end-to-end portfolio responsibility for Microsoft Security Offerings. Across the team of solutions Architects, there is approximately 75% skills and solutions outcome overlap with 25% unique focus within a given lead role, so collaboration and teaming is imperative for this role.

Ideal candidates should possess most of the following skills:

Security fundamentals across the Windows Client and Server platforms

Azure or Office 365 platform knowledge and experience.

Proven experience in Pre-sales and Delivery Consulting for several years

Good technical and architectural knowledge of Microsoft Windows (Client, Server, Cloud)

Ability to lead others in projects and to quickly build rapport and establish credibility with internal teams to include engineering, marketing, Microsoft IT, Services, customer executive leadership and others

The ability to work independently and perform rapid solution engineering and architecture under time constrained conditions with limited support

Comfortable in regularly presenting recommendations, backed by technical and business rationale, to the most senior and technical levels within a customer organization

Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, ability to move quickly and efficiently through a myriad of complex issues and in partnership with internal teams and customers with high expectations

Experience giving presentations to executive audiences and explaining the benefits of the Microsoft technology

More than 6+ years Enterprise Architecture experience

Excellent verbal and writing skills

Working knowledge and experience in the Fortune 500 domain to include governments, with a demonstrated history of leading security focused projects and teams

In addition knowledge of some of the following is preferred:

Working knowledge of Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover frameworks and the capacity to work with clients to prioritize their time and assets against these core areas

Recognized as a subject matter expert (SME) in cybersecurity

Create and strategically deliver unique IP and solutions to ensure customer and overall team success.

Be part of one or several projects deploying our Cybersecurity portfolio like the Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE), or Privileged Access Workstation (PAW)

Microsoft suite of security technologies

Experience with system monitoring and alerting practices with an emphasis on leveraging System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Windows Event Forwarding or Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)

Experience with deploying and managing virtualization technologies

Scripting experience, preferably with PowerShell

Active Directory subject matter expertise

Excellent understanding of Windows internals

Deep infrastructure knowledge including troubleshooting, design, and implementation experience across the Microsoft Server stack

Windows deployment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

Microsoft Public Key Infrastructures (PKI)

Azure Rights Management Services (Azure RMS)

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)

Digital Identity (Smartcards, SSO, ILM, CLM)

CISSP Certification or similar

If you are looking for a role that allows you to use your knowledge and passion to strengthen Microsoft's product defenses and keep customers protected from emerging security threats, you may have a bright future within our Enterprise Cybersecurity Group HVAP Team.

Strategic customer solutions delivery, to include incubation delivery, and oversight leadership is required and will likely be in the range of 20-40%. International Travel can be as high as 50% as is demanded by the needs of our customers and our business.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Sales