Position00404 Security Operations Engineer- 100% Remote
City, StateRemote

,Remote

CountryUnited States
Salary115-125K for FTE & $90-100 per hr for 3 mos
Contact NameSteve Silvi
Emailsilvi@datapathsearch.com
Phone203-869-3536
DescriptionAs a Security Operations Engineer at our Client, you will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the security posture of our digital environment with a focus on Microsoft technologies.

You will work closely with cross-functional teams to implement and manage security solutions, monitor for security incidents, and respond to emerging threats.

Your expertise in Microsoft Defender, SIEM, and Azure will be essential in protecting our sensitive data and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

• Implementing and managing security solutions within the Microsoft ecosystem, including Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and Microsoft Defender for Office 365.

• Monitoring, analyzing, and responding to security incidents using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools such as Azure Sentinel or Rapid7, ensuring timely detection and mitigation of threats.

• Configuring and maintaining security policies, rules, and alerts within Microsoft Defender and SIEM platforms to enhance detection capabilities and minimize false positives.

• Providing technical expertise and guidance to stakeholders on security-related matters, including incident response, threat intelligence, and security awareness.

• Conducting security assessments, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanning to identify and remediate security weaknesses.

• Contributing to the development and implementation of security best practices, standards, and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

• Participating in the evaluation and deployment of new security technologies and tools to enhance our security posture.

• Staying informed about emerging security threats, technologies, and trends to anticipate and mitigate future risks effectively.

Requirements• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field.

• Proven experience working as a Security Operations Engineer or similar role, with a focus on Microsoft technologies.

• In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Defender suite, including configuration, deployment, and administration.

• Hands-on experience with SIEM platforms, preferably Azure Sentinel, for security monitoring and incident response.

• Strong understanding of cloud security principles and best practices, particularly within the Azure environment.

• Familiarity with security frameworks and standards such as NIST, CIS, and ISO 27001.

• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

• Relevant certifications such as CompTIA Security+, or Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate are a plus.

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

• Experience in the education sector or working with sensitive data is a plus.