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Microsoft Security Senior Consultant

Job Description

Job ID: 21-05237
Job Title: Microsoft Security- Senior Consultant
Location: Irvine, CA 92618- Fully remote- Occasionally travel to corporate site in California
Type: Direct Hire
 
Responsible for assessment, planning, design, testing and implementation of Microsoft 365 security and compliance related components into existing and new Microsoft 365 and Azure environments.
This person must have a strong understanding of how Microsoft security controls integrate with products such as Exchange Online, SharePoint/OneDrive, Teams and Endpoint Manager/Mobile Device management. This position requires proficiency in PowerShell, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to communicate with a range of client roles including engineers, IT managers and executives. Although the Microsoft Security Senior Consultant role has a primary focus of security and compliance, the candidate must be able to perform non-security related tasks such as the setup, configuration, and migration to M365 products. We are looking for a candidate with a good overall Microsoft 365 skillset but expert knowledge of the Security and Compliance suite.

Responsibilities include:
  • Understand and assess existing client environment
  • Perform client facing interviews to gather business and technical requirements
  • Ability to develop client security policies and prescribe security and compliance controls to accommodate regulatory requirements
  • Design and plan large scale security and compliance implementations
  • Document existing and future state architecture with functional requirements and specifications
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Visio and Project
  • Research new security technologies and develop roadmaps
  • Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects
  • Solve complex problems with many variables
  • Ability to self-manage time and work effort in remote work scenarios
Technical Qualifications:

Experience working with some or all technologies below and the ability to discuss how these controls integrate into specific Microsoft products:
  • Microsoft / Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics and Management
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Microsoft 365 and Azure Information Protection
  • Intune/Endpoint Manager
  • Conditional Access
  • Mobile Application and Device Management
  • Microsoft Data Loss Prevention
  • Azure App Proxy
  • Azure MFA and SSO
  • Identity Governance
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365
  • Password Protection
  • Privileged Identity Management
  • Email Encryption
  • Third-party Email hygiene services such as Proofpoint and Mimecast
  • Password Protection
  • Privileged Identity Management
  • Email Encryption
  • Third-party Email hygiene services such as Proofpoint and Mimecast
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 8 years designing and implementing Microsoft cloud-based solution
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a client facing consultant
  • Ability to work effectively with client and customer teams
  • Strong PowerShell experience, and ability to understand other scripting language
  • Ability to express difficult and complex concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writting 
  • Strong communication skills, including timely and clear email, phone, or text messag
  • Solid writing skills, including the proper use of grammar and punctuation to complete professional documentation
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with administrators, staff, users, project consultants and vendors
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple opportunities simultaneously Professional presentation and behavior, including punctuality, poise, and meeting customer dress code expectations
Preferred Certifications:
  • Microsoft Certification in relevant areas preferred but not required.
 
Tom Gartland 
Technical Recruiter
303-694-5482
tgartland@ascentsg.com
 
**If this is not a fit for you or you are not interested, Ascent Services Group offers an excellent Referral Bonus!  We look forward to hearing from you! 

About Ascent:  The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally recognized technology staffing and consulting firm whose fundamental business is providing staffing services to Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and Life Sciences.  As consultants for ASG, you will have access to many of the top clients within the industries we serve.  Our goal is to deliver innovative talent through proven best practices and effective resource optimization.  Become one of ASG’s candidates and experience the difference! IND05

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Job Description

Job ID: 21-05237
Job Title: Microsoft Security- Senior Consultant
Location: Irvine, CA 92618- Fully remote- Occasionally travel to corporate site in California
Type: Direct Hire
 
Responsible for assessment, planning, design, testing and implementation of Microsoft 365 security and compliance related components into existing and new Microsoft 365 and Azure environments.
This person must have a strong understanding of how Microsoft security controls integrate with products such as Exchange Online, SharePoint/OneDrive, Teams and Endpoint Manager/Mobile Device management. This position requires proficiency in PowerShell, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to communicate with a range of client roles including engineers, IT managers and executives. Although the Microsoft Security Senior Consultant role has a primary focus of security and compliance, the candidate must be able to perform non-security related tasks such as the setup, configuration, and migration to M365 products. We are looking for a candidate with a good overall Microsoft 365 skillset but expert knowledge of the Security and Compliance suite.

Responsibilities include:
  • Understand and assess existing client environment
  • Perform client facing interviews to gather business and technical requirements
  • Ability to develop client security policies and prescribe security and compliance controls to accommodate regulatory requirements
  • Design and plan large scale security and compliance implementations
  • Document existing and future state architecture with functional requirements and specifications
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Visio and Project
  • Research new security technologies and develop roadmaps
  • Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects
  • Solve complex problems with many variables
  • Ability to self-manage time and work effort in remote work scenarios
Technical Qualifications:

Experience working with some or all technologies below and the ability to discuss how these controls integrate into specific Microsoft products:
  • Microsoft / Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics and Management
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Microsoft 365 and Azure Information Protection
  • Intune/Endpoint Manager
  • Conditional Access
  • Mobile Application and Device Management
  • Microsoft Data Loss Prevention
  • Azure App Proxy
  • Azure MFA and SSO
  • Identity Governance
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365
  • Password Protection
  • Privileged Identity Management
  • Email Encryption
  • Third-party Email hygiene services such as Proofpoint and Mimecast
  • Password Protection
  • Privileged Identity Management
  • Email Encryption
  • Third-party Email hygiene services such as Proofpoint and Mimecast
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 8 years designing and implementing Microsoft cloud-based solution
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a client facing consultant
  • Ability to work effectively with client and customer teams
  • Strong PowerShell experience, and ability to understand other scripting language
  • Ability to express difficult and complex concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writting 
  • Strong communication skills, including timely and clear email, phone, or text messag
  • Solid writing skills, including the proper use of grammar and punctuation to complete professional documentation
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with administrators, staff, users, project consultants and vendors
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple opportunities simultaneously Professional presentation and behavior, including punctuality, poise, and meeting customer dress code expectations
Preferred Certifications:
  • Microsoft Certification in relevant areas preferred but not required.
 
Tom Gartland 
Technical Recruiter
303-694-5482
tgartland@ascentsg.com
 
**If this is not a fit for you or you are not interested, Ascent Services Group offers an excellent Referral Bonus!  We look forward to hearing from you! 

About Ascent:  The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally recognized technology staffing and consulting firm whose fundamental business is providing staffing services to Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and Life Sciences.  As consultants for ASG, you will have access to many of the top clients within the industries we serve.  Our goal is to deliver innovative talent through proven best practices and effective resource optimization.  Become one of ASG’s candidates and experience the difference! IND05

Job Requirements

 
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