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Microsoft Information Protection Engineer Role Description:

Proven experience with information and data protection technologies – unified labeling, encryption, key management, data loss prevention as well as architectures and programs for Governance, Risk and Compliance such as Insider Risk Management and eDiscovery.

Role Requirements:

  • Lead the Architecture and High-Level Design Workshops for Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), including integration into the existing technology landscape
  • Give practical advice in large-scale technology project while working at all levels – both client and third-party vendor teams
  • Develop a technical security design to guide the company in the implementation and configuration of MIP
  • Obtain and maintain buy-in from client stakeholders on the proposed design
  • Provide oversight and act as the subject-matter expert on the design, build, and implementation of MIP
  • Assist with the production deployment of MIP and use case validation

Required skills:

  • Experience with design and implementation of MIP supporting a large enterprise
  • 5+ years of experience in an IT role with at least 3+ years of information security experience
  • Strong analytical skills – gather security and business requirements, analyze, and determine technical requirements
  • Strong technical skills – design and implement MIP, including labeling, classification, and integration with cloud-based data sources
  • MIP requirements:
    • Conduct client workshops to review unified labeling (UL) and any existing classifications and policies
    • Create a detailed design along with any execution requirements, procedures
    • Document UL classifications and policies (mains and sub-labels) based on client business data classification
    • Develop a roadmap (3/6/12 months) for MIP deployment in the enterprise
    • Good hands-on experience with other integration services; namely, Microsoft Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Cloud App Security, eDiscovery, and retention policies
  • Experience monitoring systems for security breaches or intrusions
  • Able to lead technical and forensic investigations and lead incident response activities to minimize impact
  • Ability to conduct scans of networks and systems for vulnerabilities
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team, including liaising with multiple vendors
  • Ability to work independently (self-driven) and collaboratively when needed
  • Proven experience with security architecture
  • Ability to work productively while remote and communicate effectively in a virtual team environment
  • Strong verbal and written skills enabling direct contact with client stakeholders

Preferred Skills:

  • Practical enterprise customer experience with configuration and implementation of other industry information protection tools - Egnyte, CloudGuard and compliance solutions - Symantec, McAfee, Proofpoint, Digital Guardian, Titus, Boldon James
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science, IT engineering, or related field
  • Prior work experience in the Life Sciences or Financial Services sector
  • Knowledge of compliance, policy, and control requirements for life science (HIPAA, PHI, etc.) or Financial Services (PCI, NYDFS, etc.)

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