Cloud Solution Architect - Identity, CSG

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft invests over $1B per year in cyber security and research. We do this so we can provide our customers with solutions that enable them to confidently move to the cloud and modernise their platforms, safe in the knowledge that our security and compliance solutions, domain expertise and cutting-edge services will help keep their data safe.

In the Cyber Security Solutions Group (CSG), we are passionate about this mission and, as we grow our global team, we welcome people who are motivated and enthusiastic about assisting our customers to achieve their vision.

What does a Cloud Solution Architect do?

We help our customers envision, architect, and deploy our digital identity solutions and maximise the value they get from our Azure Active Directory. Your experience and passion will allow you to do this as part of a global team who provide consultancy and technical expertise to our clients, always with a focus on successful outcomes for them.

Responsibilities

A Cloud Architect with good technical acumen and who is comfortable conversing with people at all levels within our client’s businesses, some of your responsibilities will be to:

Use your skills and technical knowledge to help customers realise business value and increase their security posture as they enable a zero trust model of being able to access any app and service from anywhere in a secure and governed way.

Use technical knowledge and understanding of customer IT and business priorities to create an identity and access roadmap that meets the customer’s needs and requirements

Facilitating workshops, documenting and communicating complex architecture diagrams and sequenced deployment plans for Enterprise Directory Services, Access Management, Identity Lifecycle Governance, and Threat Protection

Assess customers’ knowledge of Azure Active Directory and overall modern identity and access management readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensue its delivery.

Ensure all solutions and architectures exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment.

Create technical content to support customers use of Azure Active Directory and capture and share best practices.

Lead technical presentations, demonstrations, workshops, architecture design sessions, and communicate successfully across business and IT decision makers.

Be the voice of the customer. Partner with product management and engineering to uncover and prioritize improvements and enhancements to Azure Active Directory and complimentary Microsoft solutions.

Qualifications

To enable you to have an impact and bring real value to our customers, you will be able to show:

Extensive enterprise-scale, technical experience with cloud and hybrid identity infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management

Significant, hands-on experience architecting and/or deploying identity solutions for enterprise-class customers

Experience developing strategies and architectures for securing cloud workloads, including productivity SaaS applications and IaaS and PaaS workloads

Experience and direct responsibility for developing security architectures for companies and/or governments and for overseeing the implementation and delivery

Deep identity and access management domain expertise especially with the Microsoft Identity Platform and understanding and experience with the IAM lifecycle. (Desirable)

Experience with modern authentication, authorization, and provisioning protocols/standards (Desirable)

Experience and/or knowledge working with Azure services and workloads, or other public cloud ecosystems (Desirable)

Certification in one or more identity and access management technologies (desirable)

Background and experience in application architecture and development (desirable)

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, cybersecurity, or related field (desirable)

This role will involve travel to our customer sites as a key requirement.

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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