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Microsoft Defender Engineer


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As a Microsoft Defender Engineer, you will play a vital role in ensuring the security and protection of an organization's digital assets by leveraging Microsoft Defender solutions. Your expertise will be focused on configuring, managing, and optimizing Microsoft Defender products to detect, prevent, and respond to various cyber threats. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement robust security strategies that safeguard the organization's systems, networks, and data.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Microsoft Defender Implementation and Management:
Configure, deploy, and manage Microsoft Defender solutions, including Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), and Microsoft Defender for Identity.
Stay current with Microsoft Defender feature updates, patches, and best practices.

2. Threat Detection and Prevention:
Monitor and analyse security alerts generated by Microsoft Defender products, identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities.
Develop and fine-tune detection rules, policies, and profiles to enhance threat detection capabilities.

3. Incident Response and Investigation:
Investigate security incidents flagged by Microsoft Defender ATP, collaborating with incident response teams to analyse and mitigate threats.
Develop incident response playbooks and guidelines for rapid and effective incident handling.

4. Threat Intelligence Integration:
Incorporate threat intelligence feeds into Microsoft Defender solutions to enhance threat detection accuracy and response effectiveness.
Collaborate with threat intelligence teams to stay updated on emerging threats and attack trends.

5. Endpoint Security Management:
Implement and manage security configurations for endpoints, ensuring compliance with security policies and standards.
Enforce security baselines and hardening measures using Microsoft Defender tools.

6. Security Analytics and Reporting:
Generate regular security reports and metrics using Microsoft Defender analytics, providing insights into threat trends, incident response effectiveness, and overall security posture.

7. Continuous Improvement and Optimization:
Continuously evaluate and optimize Microsoft Defender configurations, rules, and policies to minimize false positives and enhance threat detection accuracy.
Identify opportunities for automation and process improvement in security operations.

8. Training and Awareness:
Provide training and guidance to internal teams on Microsoft Defender products, security best practices, and incident response procedures.
Foster a culture of security awareness and vigilance among employees.

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Qualifications and Requirements:
Good English proficiency
A minimum of 3+ years of experience in relevant areas
Relevant industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified: AZ-500/MS-500, SC-100, SC-300 etc.
Extensive experience in configuring and managing Microsoft Defender products, including strong familiarity with Microsoft Defender ATP.
Proficiency in scripting and automation for security tasks using PowerShell, Python, or similar tools.
Deep understanding of modern cyber threats, attack techniques, and security mitigation strategies.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills for incident investigation and threat analysis.
Strong communication skills to collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Working Conditions:
This role may require occasional on-call availability for responding to critical security incidents.
Collaborate with IT, Security Operations, and Incident Response teams to ensure comprehensive security coverage.
Stay informed about the latest Microsoft Defender features, security enhancements, and threat landscape.

Note: This job description provides a general outline and can be tailored to match the specific needs of the organization and the evolving landscape of Microsoft Defender products and security practices.

Duur: 07-04-2024 - 07-10-2024 met optie op verlenging
Standplaats: niet gespecificeerd
ZZP: onbekend
Aanbieden kan tot: 04-03-2024 14:00:00


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Let’s meet! Are you the person we’re looking for?

If you are, we are happy to receive your application including your motivation.

Growing a better world together: You'll already be aware that our client is a financial services provider for 7.1 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission? We do so in countless ways, such as:

A third of all the food we purchase is thrown away. Together with Nature & Environment, we’re working to increase awareness among consumers of how to reduce food waste. As part of a project with Humanitas, we are helping people who are experiencing financial difficulties to get their household finances in order. Together with ‘Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland’ (the Dutch Council for Refugees), we are helping 1,500 refugees find a suitable job. Interested? Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you fuel and invest in your career and ambitions in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional.

Our client is a financial service provider for 7.1 million customers in 40 countries, you know already. Our Red Team works for all the locations of our client in all these countries. Do you also know that we are working together on a better world? We do this in 101 ways like for example our knowledge and experience of Ethical Hacking and Red Teaming sharing with other organizations and "hackers". That belongs to us at ' growing a better world together '


Working conditions: This job role offers a balanced split between operational (run) and project (build) work, with a distribution of 75% operational and 25% project-related tasks. To minimize the impact on business operations, some changes may be scheduled outside of regular business hours.

Do you want this too? Do you aspire to be the best version of yourself? We are delighted to support your development and invest in an environment where continuous learning is encouraged. We provide you with the freedom to innovate and take initiative. By offering numerous growth opportunities, we help you exceed your own expectations and excel in your work, enabling you to grow both personally and professionally.

Moreover, you can expect the following benefits based on a 36 or 40-hour working week:

  • An Employee Benefit Budget equivalent to 10% of your monthly income, which you can use according to your preferences. This budget allows you to purchase additional holiday days or make additional contributions to your pension.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of location-independent work, depending on the team's planning.
  • 100% reimbursement of commuting costs if you travel using public transportation. If you commute by car or motorcycle, you can opt for a commuting allowance.
  • A pension scheme with a contribution rate of only 5% from your side.

Let's get to know each other.

Are you the person we are looking for? The new colleague who wants to strengthen our client's team and make a difference for yourself, our customers, and society? We would love to receive your application for this vacancy.

Please note: Even if you don't meet all the criteria mentioned in the profile, but you believe you can fulfill the role effectively, we encourage you to apply. We invest in your growth and development.

Responses to applications are handled in accordance with our vacancy management process.

If you have any questions about the application process, ww will be happy to assist you via email (info@if-solutions.nl) office +31 10 210 87 90 or through the provided application link.

Screening is a standard part of the application process. We assess candidates based on the screening procedures followed by our client to ensure that new employees are reliable and suitable for their roles.

For this vacancy, an individual assessment and skills testing may be included as part of the application process.

We believe that everyone is unique, and it is precisely these differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we are curious to know more about you.





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