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Microsoft Security Lead

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Risk is all around us and in our complex world, is changing all the time. Our teams bring people from diverse backgrounds together, using their skills and cutting-edge technology, to help solve complex problems. We are pioneers in a world of changing risk and our market leading services build resilient organisations. Join us and together, we can support our clients to rethink risk.
The role

We are seeking a technical security architect with a specialism in Microsoft Security technologies to join our Security Architecture & Engineering team within our Cyber security practice.

The role will primarily focus on delivering an excellent quality of technical work to our clients. You will be expected to deliver against multi-year transformation programmes to uplift clients cyber security capabilities. Your excellent knowledge of Microsoft technologies will enable you to work hands-on with our clients and help them tangibly improve their security by designing and implementing security enhancements into their environments.

You will have...
  • A broad range of Microsoft skills and deep expertise in many of the technologies in section 3;
  • A great work ethic and be able to function well as part of a team and as an individual;
  • A passion for tech and a specific interest in Microsoft technologies;
  • A demonstrable experience in a similar role with a proven track record of successful implementations in client facing roles;
  • Confidence with hands-on working and have a good aptitude for everything tech;
  • You should be a self-motivator with a high attention to detail and care about delivering high quality work;
  • Strong communication skills and will be able to articulate technically complex topics in an easy to understand manner;
  • You will also be comfortable when talking with a wide range of audiences.


The core responsibilities of this role include:
  • Help build and mature the Microsoft Security practice with the Cyber business unit, ranging from pre-sales, through to implementation.
  • Implement cloud security controls through Microsoft-native cyber security technologies;
  • Advise on and optimise the configuration of client's existing security tools, e.g. Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Sentinel, Defender for Identity, Defender for Cloud, and others;
  • A strong understanding of how to reduce security vulnerabilities and configuration weaknesses regardless of the technology at hand;
  • Provide technical support at all stages of the delivery lifecycle, including consultancy to stakeholders;
  • Capture and share knowledge and learnings within our engineering teams;
  • Own a number of key go to market positions covering the M365 technology suite.
  • Be seen as the SME for all Microsoft Security technologies, providing coaching and support to other team members.

Skills and experience

Ideal candidates must be able to demonstrate a high level of competency in a good selection of the skills outlined below.

  • Microsoft Sentinel with a good understanding of KQL and working knowledge of integrating custom connectors with Sentinel using APIs.
  • M365 Threat Protection technologies including Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps;
  • Azure Security technologies including Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Key Vault, Azure DDoS Protection, and other;
  • Information Protection technologies such as Azure Information Protection, Windows Information Protection, and Data Loss Prevention;
  • Compliance technologies including Advanced eDiscovery, Data Retention, and Insider Risk Management;
  • Identity technologies including Azure Active Directory P1 & P2.

Skills in the following areas would be nice to have:
  • Familiarity with programming and/or an interest in developing skills in this area. In particular skills in Kusto Query Language (KQL) and PowerShell;
  • Power BI;
  • Power Apps, Power Automate;
  • Windows Enterprise including Autopilot, Autopatch, Intune, and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager;

The following certifications would be nice to have:
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate (AZ-500);
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert (AZ-303 or AZ-304 or AZ-405);
  • Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert (SC-100);
  • Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associated (SC-200);
  • Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate (SC-300);
  • Microsoft Certified: Information Protection Administrator Associate (SC-400).

What you will get
Our purpose as a cyber security practice is to help solve complex problems and build a secure digital society. Within our practice, you will have the opportunity to broaden your experience across industries, build relationships with clients and senior groups, and be involved in big business changes.

You'll contribute to delivering cyber security to some of the world's most iconic companies and brands, and to helping them to build their cyber defences. Working in cyber security at PwC will give you unparalleled breadth of experience, and insight into how a wide range of client businesses work.

You'll work in a team where we mix a supportive and collaborative culture with a challenging and high performance one. You'll be rewarded for your contribution and impact in building our business and delivering on our purpose.

You'll be supported to develop your career by an experienced and close-knit team who will invest in your career and experience and provide you with mentoring and coaching to transition to PwC and grow your career in our firm.

About our practice

Cyber security is one of the defining topics of our age, and cyber risk represents one of the most significant strategic risks to PwC's clients. In a recent PwC survey it remains the top risk in the minds of CEO's globally, with 91% of UK CEOs rating it as a significant concern. Businesses are changing rapidly, facing disrupted supply chains, rapidly changing workforces and accelerating digital transformation on an unprecedented scale.

At PwC we help our clients transform, and our cyber security practice enables them to execute that transformation securely and to become more resilient to cyber security threats. Our cyber security practice operates nationally, and serves clients holistically with strategy, risk and governance advice, and with deep technical implementation and assurance expertise.

As one of the largest cyber security specialist consulting practices in the UK, we have over 250 practitioners who range from business risk advisors who work with CEOs, CFOs and boards, to transformation specialists who execute major change programmes, to deep technical SMEs who help clients implement controls to secure their businesses from attack, and support them to respond when an attack occurs.

Our practice is experiencing significant growth which is driven by demand from our clients for greater assistance in dealing with increasingly complex cyber security risks, and support in executing their change and growth agendas securely. We believe helping our clients gain confidence in their digital future is essential to their growth, and as a result our cyber security practice is one of the key growth priorities of our firm.

About our Team

PwC UK provides best in class Cyber Security advisory services that provide truly distinctive value and enable our clients to better deliver and optimise their digital business services and processes.

We offer a broad range of Cyber Security services including:
  • Cyber Risk
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Cyber Defence
  • Security Architecture
  • Identity & Access
  • IT Security
  • Incident Response
  • Crisis Management

We pride ourselves in attracting and building diverse teams, with skills and experiences from a variety of technical, business and risk specialisms, and who enjoy working in a collaborative manner. We are seeking individuals who challenge themselves and have a constant curiosity that drives innovation and helps our clients solve their most important cyber security problems.


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.


Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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