Cloud Solution Architect - Security


Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Baltimore, Maryland, Boston, Massachusetts, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Detroit, Michigan, Houston, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana, Kansas City, Missouri, Los Angeles, California, Louisville, Kentucky, Miami, Florida, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nashville, Tennessee, New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Phoenix, Arizona, Portland, Oregon, Richmond, Virginia, San Diego, California, San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington, St. Louis, Missouri, Tampa, Florida, Washington, District of Columbia

Job Type: Full time


Microsoft aspires to help our customers achieve their secure digital transformation, leveraging the power of Microsoft Cloud security solutions and support offerings. Microsoft’s Security platform and products leverage and secure Azure, the most comprehensive, innovative, flexible, and Secure cloud platform today, and Microsoft 365, the most comprehensive productivity and collaboration platform. Microsoft is hiring security professionals to drive customer security adoption for customers around the world. Microsoft continues to invest over $1B per year in cybersecurity and research, to provide its customers with solutions that integrate across the ecosystem by connecting and securing all of your identities, endpoints, apps, emails, docs and clouds to help you close critical gaps in coverage, reduce risk, and save costs with a streamlined security portfolio.

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Security Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) to drive our customer’s security transformation on the Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 Platforms. This is a customer-facing role, owning the security-focused technical relationship and strategy between the customer and Microsoft as well customer engagements, including architecture, implementation, and operational health.

As a Cloud Solution Architect - Securityyou will specialize in one or more of the following categories: Cloud Security, Threat Protection, or Identity and Access Management (IDAM) depending on your experience.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

We are currently looking for Cloud Solution Architect - Security professionals to join our teams across our various business groups: Enterprise, Small Medium & Corporate, Regulated Industries and our One Commercial Partner group. By applying to this role, you will be considered for multiple opportunities within Microsoft across the United States including locations beyond where the role is posted. This role is flexible in that you can work up to 50% from home. Travel percentages will very according to role.


This role will give you the opportunity to leverage your experience in customer-facing roles and success in leading in-depth technical security architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Security Architects, Enterprise Architects, IT Management, and Developers to to Secure our customer’s technology estate and drive Security as an enabler for Azure and Microsoft 365 workloads.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Land an end-to-end value prop for Security (i.e. Zero Trust) which spans the breadth of Microsoft Security offerings.
  • Empower customers in their Microsoft Security adoption journey, helping them to define a Secure strategy, Architecture, and implementation of necessary security controls aligned with Microsoft Azure and M365 E5 Security Services including Identity and Access management, Threat Protection, Cloud Security, Information Protection.
  • Perform hands-on activities, supporting the customer in evaluating native security solutions in areas such as Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Sentinel, and Azure Active Directory, among others.
  • Accelerate Business Value of overall Azure adoption by improving security posture and ensuring that the solution exhibits “Secure by Design” or “Well-Architected” framework, such as high-performance levels, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability, and reliability upon deployment.
    Apply technical knowledge to architect security solutions that meet business needs, infusing key security technologies where appropriate.
  • Run Architectural Design Session to build a plan for implementing the solution – governing design in line with customer business goals and their technical environment. Outcome is consensus on solution design and next steps toward production.
  • Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Global Security teams at Microsoft, Engineering and Product teams to remove blockers and influence the solution roadmap.
  • Trouble shoot technical issues to prove value of implementation of Security technologies.
  • Collaborate with other Cloud Solution Architects and MS stakeholders in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions with the Microsoft Security platform.
  • Orchestrate technical resources that may be required to deliver business outcomes.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business, or related field AND 4+ years experience in cloud/infrastructure technologies, information technology (IT) consulting/support, systems administration, network operations, software development/support, technology solutions, practice development, architecture, and/or consulting.
    • OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical security sales and deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications.
  • Tecnical preferences in one or more of the following categories:
    • Cloud security: technical aptitude or experience to design, architect, and implement Azure Security solutions such as Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Microsoft Sentinel that meet business, IT, Regulatory needs – infusing Azure Security technologies where appropriate. Ideal candidates should also have skills in cloud infrastructure security architecture and secure implementation of Azure solutions.
    • Threat Protection: technical aptitude or experience to design, architect, and implement Microsoft Security solutions such as Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Microsoft Sentinel to meet business, IT, Regulatory needs. Ideal candidates should also have skills in security playbook creation on response.
    • Identity and Access Management: technical aptitude or experience to implement Microsoft Azure Active Directory or competitive products as an Identity provider along with developing a plan for migrating application authentication to Azure Active Directory and implementing key technologies like Conditional Access, Identity Protection and Identity Governance. This should also include the deployment of Microsoft Intune and/or Microsoft Endpoint Protection and policies for securing these services
  • Certification in one or more of the following technologies preferred: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies, Cloud Security, OCSP, GIAC Certifications, Incident Response.
  • Competitive landscape knowledge of cloud security platforms.
  • Enterprise-scale technical experience and experience to learn new cloud security technologies and understand relevant cloud security market trends.
  • Experience in security and expertise around related technologies and concepts such as Zero Trust, threat management, SOC monitoring (SIEM / SOAR), Extended Detection & Response (XDR) + SIEM, Access Control, Cloud Security Architecture, and/or Data Security.

The salary range for this role in the state of Colorado is from $96,000 to $194,800.

At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.

Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.​​

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.


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