M365 Defender Security Engineer

WME Needs M365 Defender Security Engineer

 

Position:
Full-Time
Location: 
Remote
Start Date: 
ASAP
Nationality:
Any

Windows Management Experts (WME) is looking for a motivated and experienced M365 Defender Security Engineer Role to join one of our valued clients. You will be responsible for installations, configurations, troubleshooting, and documentation of Microsoft 365 Defender for Endpoint, Cloud Apps, Identity, in fact, the overall stack.

That said, you should have a good understanding of compliance requirements, such as GDPR and PCI-DSS, and be able to assist in ensuring the client’s systems are compliant. You should also have experience with security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and recommend appropriate remediation measures.

The ideal candidate for this job should have significant experience with Microsoft 365 Defender incident response and handling security incidents effectively. They should be able to analyze and mitigate security risks, implement security controls, and stay updated with the latest security threats and trends. This role requires strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

That said, WME is looking for some exceptional communication and interpersonal skills in our new team member. The candidate’s toolbox must be complete and diverse. From being technically savvy to displaying a vigorous passion for learning beyond their traditional areas of expertise, the resource must prove to be an asset to the company.

Required Skills/Qualifications/Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with Computer Science or Software Engineering as its major coursework, or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in M365 Defender for Security.
  • Extensive experience in configuring and managing Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to protect endpoints against advanced threats and malicious activities.
  • Proficient in PowerShell scripting for automating security tasks, managing security configurations, and generating reports within the Defender for Endpoint, Cloud Apps, and Identity environment.
  • Knowledge of industry regulatory frameworks, such as ISO 27001, NIST, and CIS benchmarks, and their application to securing the overall stack, including endpoints, cloud apps, and identity infrastructure.
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows operating systems and networking concepts.
  • Strong understanding of malware analysis and threat detection.
  • Reasonable high-level technical knowledge of workstations, servers, databases, applications, and system environment concepts.
  • Proficiency in implementing and managing security features within Microsoft 365, including Azure Information Protection, Conditional Access, Data Loss Prevention, and Cloud App Security.
  • In-depth knowledge of Azure Active Directory (AAD) and experience in designing and implementing secure identity and access management solutions using AAD services.
  • Strong understanding of cloud security principles and best practices, with the ability to assess and mitigate risks associated with cloud apps and services.
  • Experience in conducting penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and security audits across the entire stack, including endpoints, cloud apps, and identity infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, such as Azure Sentinel, and their integration with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and other security tools.
  • Flexibility with supporting mission-critical, 24×7 projects.

Responsibilities of the Desired Defender for Security Engineer:

  • Deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Cloud Apps, and Identity services across the organization’s infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of M365 Defender for security.
  • Conduct thorough risk assessments and security audits to identify vulnerabilities and develop strategies for mitigating risks across the entire stack.
  • Monitor and analyze security logs, alerts, and reports from Defender for Endpoint, Cloud Apps, and Identity services to detect and respond to security incidents.
  • Develop comprehensive security policies, procedures, and best practices that cover the entire stack.
  • Investigate and respond to advanced threats and attacks targeting the organization’s cloud apps and endpoints.
  • Collaborate with development teams to implement secure coding practices and conduct security reviews of applications.
  • Maintain security configurations and settings for workstations, servers, databases, and applications.
  • Assist in the development and execution of incident response plans, ensuring rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from security incidents.
  • Conduct periodic security assessments and penetration tests to identify vulnerabilities and recommend remediation actions for the entire stack.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to IT teams on secure configurations, architecture, and integration of cloud apps and identity services.
  • Collaborate with cloud service providers and other vendors to evaluate and integrate new security technologies and solutions within the overall stack.
  • Ensure timely resolution of problems.

Core Values:

  • Integrity (Doing What’s Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

Disclaimer

All the qualified applicants will receive due consideration for employment without any regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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