Avanade Inc. Microsoft Security Engineer in Newcastle, United Kingdom
Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at http://www.avanade.com/
Travel is an integral part of this position; candidates must be willing and able to travel within the UK as much as is required by the needs of our customers and our business. Although not frequent, this could also involve international assignments.
You’ll have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development, including continuing professional technology training and management training.
About the role
Working on some of the largest and leading-edge projects; the role of the Microsoft Security Engineer is to provide 2nd and 3rd 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 organization, 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
Securing Windows Servers and Clients
Office 365 Security
Windows 10 Security
It is desirable that candidates can demonstrate knowledge, experience and ideally hold certifications in the following areas:
CompTIA Security+ Microsoft Office365 exams 70-346, 70-347
Microsoft Azure exams 70-532, 70-533
Working as a Microsoft Security Engineer you will be:
Experienced with three or more of the above security technology areas
Able to use and analyze 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
Requisition ID - 58366
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.
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