The Senior Microsoft Security Architect will provide technical expertise in the secure design, implementation, and development of the firm's M365 environment.  The architect will develop and implement policies to ensure the security and availability of the firm's M365 applications.
  • Responsible for the design, architecture, and implementation of a secure M365 environment for the firm
  • Lead the adoption and use of Microsoft cloud security technologies in the firm
  • Act as SME for Microsoft security suite with specialist responsibilities in Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Defender for Identity, and Defender for Office 365
Skills and Experience:
  • Computer Science Bachelor’s degree or substantial equivalent experience
  • Experience of CISSP, CCSP and MS-500, AZ500, SC-900 & SC-4000
  • Demonstrable experience of leading the secure adoption with Microsoft security services for M365 
  • Extensive experience of Microsoft Defender Suite including Defender for cloud, Defender for Office Defender for identity, and Defender for cloud apps
  • Strong experience of integrating  identity and access management controls in M365
  • Architect and Implement event management and secure logging of M365 services
  • Experience of Microsoft Purview integrated data security services including data encryption, classification, and labelling 
  • Experience with Microsoft Entra ID governance. The ability to provide reports for M365 security posture and compliance to the executive level
  • Expert analytical skills, including the gathering and analyzing of facts, formulating objective conclusions modified by subjective and experience-based qualifiers when appropriate, defining problems, and promoting solutions
  • Ability to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied package programs for use with existing information systems
  • Proficient in oral and written English
  • Ability to be productive and maintain focus without direct supervision


This position is bonus eligible and includes benefits such as medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) based on number of hours worked.  The US base compensation for this position is expected to be $90,000 to $130,000 annually if located in an office in the city of Chicago. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.