Senior Engineer (M365 & SaaS Security)

Job Title: Senior Engineer (M365 & SaaS Security)
Location: Cardiff Bay, Wales
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (based on experience)
Department: Solutions and Security Engineering
Reports To: M365 & SaaS Security Solutions Lead

Job Description:

We are looking for an M365 engineer with knowledge and passion for Microsoft services, security, and cloud, with a strong familiarity of the EM+S suite to join a growing team of security focused IT engineers.

You will have commercial experience in implementing, maintaining, and securing Microsoft 365 core applications and services including but not limited to OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Exchange, Power Platform and automation capability.

If you don’t already have the relevant security related experience in the M365 E5 arena you will be eager to learn and develop a deep understanding of all the security aspects of the M365 stack as the primary focus of this role will be on timely delivery and quality of M365 security solutions, facilitating service transitions and ensuring requirements are met or exceed.

Working closely with the Cyber Security Red & Blue teams and the M365 & SaaS Solutions team, you will be driving the implementation of security improvements to maintain and improve the security posture of our M365 and SaaS platforms.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Maintain and improve the security posture of the M365 E5 platform and other SaaS solutions.
• Ensuring the operational health of the M365 environment including security, availability, maintenance, performance, interoperability, and reliability.
• Automate security controls, data, and processes to provide better metrics and operational support.
• Input to the solutions architecture and technical design for M365 Security.
• Maintain strong working knowledge of the current M365 tools and understand the Microsoft roadmap and its impact to our business.
• Provide 3rd line/deep-dive technical support where appropriate.
• Actively contribute to and improve our solutions development lifecycle.
• Work collaboratively with the M365 & SaaS Solutions and Cyber security teams.

The responsibilities detailed above are not exhaustive and you may be requested to take on additional responsibilities deemed as reasonable by your line manager.

Candidate Specification

Essential:
• 2+ years’ demonstrable commercial experience of deploying and supporting M365 applications & EM+S / E5 suite security products.
• Strong familiarity with cloud native security tooling in Azure, e.g. Azure Monitor, Log Analytics, Azure Security Centre, Sentinel.
• Hands-on, demonstrable experience of scripting language skills such as Python or PowerShell and experience of using it to automate aspects of Security Operations.
• Formal system testing experience.
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
• Ability to work self-sufficiently, with minimal supervision.
• Degree in Computer Science / related subject, or relevant commercial experience.

Desirable:
• MSP background
• Microsoft 365 Certified