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Security Architect

Do you love the practical aspects of cyber security? Are you interested in working with a team driving world-class security for the cloud hosting services for Xbox LIVE, Zune and Windows Phone? Can you scale to meet the challenge of securing a service used by millions of people every day? The LIVE Service Delivery Security team, part of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, is looking for an experienced service engineer with a passion for security.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:
Analyzing threats and current security controls to identify gaps in current defensive posture.
Identify appropriate technology/data sources and drive the collection of data necessary to effectively evaluate threats
Develop content in a SIEM solution that uses data sources, and correlated events to bring visibility to emerging threats
Identifying strategies for evolving security measures to align with business needs.
Driving alignment on requirements and technical approach with various stakeholders.
Partnering with engineering, program management and operations personnel within the service delivery organization to implement changes to process and technology.
Communicating objectives, strategies and progress to stakeholders.

Qualifications include:
Deep understanding with SIEM concepts including: development of correlation rules, trending of data, generation of active Dashboards, and business reports
Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems using skills around: analyzing complex data sets, understanding how to process them through automation, and how to ingest these into other systems
Demonstrated coding/scripting skills - preferred technologies include PowerShell and .NET languages
Flexibility, adaptability, and a willingness to learn new technologies to support the business.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills; familiar with tools for structured decision making.
Able to form working relationships and drive alignment with diverse stakeholders.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; can effectively communicate complex technical concepts.
Able to drive multiple parallel projects in different phases at the same time.
Seven or more years’ experience in large-scale Internet service operations.
Experience and understanding of cyber security in one or more of the following disciplines: network engineering, Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, public key infrastructure, web applications.
Certifications in one or more of the following disciplines preferred: networking, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, information security.
Familiarity with MOF or ITIL preferred.
BS or BA in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or a related field or equivalent experience is preferred.

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