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Planet Technologies Microsoft Security and Compliance Consultant in United States

Planet is looking for an experienced consultant with a background of migrating customers to the cloud including experience in: identity and authentication, Microsoft Security and Compliance tools, and a deep understanding of attack surface reduction, threat hunting, and Zero Trust.

The Senior Microsoft Security and Compliance Consultant requires a solution-forward approach to security and compliance, participation in presales activities, creating technical documentation, collaborating with project managers, and working as a subject matter expert on 2-3 projects simultaneously. The majority of the work will be conducted remotely from your home office, with occasional travel upon client request (post COVID).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be a primary technical resource working on projects for customers adopting Microsoft technologies

  • Possess a clear understanding of different security standards like ISO standards, interception regulations, control and abuse policies, monitoring and evaluation techniques, review, and report performances.

  • Provide comparisons of common 3rd party security and compliance solutions

  • Communicate technical prerequisites and deploy/migrate/refactor applications for the Cloud

  • Implement security and compliance tools, provide documentation, and training for the solutions

  • Continuously learn new Microsoft technologies, and other non-Microsoft security and compliance technologies (where applicable) and sharing this knowledge with the rest of the team

  • Be a lead resource for a team of engineers who work together to provide a complete solution

  • Comfortable contributing to level of effort estimates and project risk assessment

  • Ability to map solutions to requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have knowledge and experience with identity and authentication practices including: Identity and Access Security, Syncing Identities, Azure Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS), Azure Active Directory Connect (AADConnect)

  • Must be able to demonstrate specialized experience applying the principles, practices, and techniques used by information systems security personnel

  • Must have knowledge and experience with Microsoft cloud tools and services such as Defender Suite, MCAS, Azure Sentinel, AIP, DLP, Azure Blueprints, and Office 365 Secure Score and be able to architect solutions that leverage them to meet customer goals

  • Must be able to architect Microsoft security solutions and articulate them to both technical and business audiences based on customer compliance requirements

  • Must be able to develop and refine repeatable solutions and offerings around security and compliance to be delivered by yourself and other Planet engineers

  • Comfortable using scripting languages such as PowerShell, TSQL and JavaScript

  • Awareness of current security and compliance trends and demonstration of continuous learning

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in Technical Field and/or five (5)+ years of experience

  • One (1) current technical certification related to Azure Cloud Technologies (e.g. AZ 300, AZ 301, AZ-101, or 304)

  • Two (2) or more current technical certifications related to Microsoft Cloud technologies (e.g. MCSE, MS 500, MS 101, MS 100, etc.)

  • Past experience consulting for medium to large Government customers

  • Experience with the following; Microsoft Data Platform Stack, Privileged Information Management (PIM), Privileged Access Management (PAM), Enterprise Apps in Azure, Defender for Identity, Azure ATA, B2B & B2C, Azure MFA, Azure Conditional Access

  • Comfortable working with customers and team members remotely

  • Self-starter and highly motivated

  • Strong technical writing and analysis skills

  • Define and manage tasks/client deliverables

Position Requirements

  • Candidates must be US Citizens as this work entails working with State and Local Government Agencies.

  • Candidates should have at least 3 or more years of experience supporting Microsoft Cloud Products and Services.

  • Candidates must possess excellent communication skills and be able to correspond efficiently and effectively. This includes both verbal and written communications. Particular emphasis is put upon the ability to produce well written technical documentation.

  • Candidates must be able to work well with clients and team members.

  • Candidates must understand that we are here to help our customers succeed and possess a positive ‘can-do’ attitude with a strong commitment to customer support.

  • The right candidate embraces new and innovative ways of meeting and solving business needs.

  • Candidate should enjoy tackling big problems and coming up with elegant solutions that meet a customers’ needs and support their overall mission.

  • Play a lead role in defining your career and building upon Planet’s already significant and growing foundation of exceptional experience and results. Be willing to grow and be a part of Planet’s success.


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred

  • Experience: 5+ years

  • Location: Mountain or Pacific Time Zone Preferred

  • Travel: 0 - 25%

Planet Technologies is the leading provider of Microsoft Consulting Services to public sector and commercial organizations. Our team of Microsoft experts provides support for MS Exchange, Office 365, MS Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, and System Center. Planet has significant experience in deploying business intelligence, cloud services, unified communications, and systems management with an emphasis building, deploying, and managing custom solutions that transform the business operations of federal government agencies.

Planet Technologies does not discriminate in employment opportunities, terms and conditions of employment, or practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender, religious or political beliefs, national origin or heritage, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law. Federal Agency Clearance Requirements may require up to a 10 year background investigation - US Citizenship (clearable) is required.

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