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Hiring OrganizationMicrosoft Corporation
Post NameCloud Solution Architecture – Security
QualificationBachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business, Cybersecurity, or related field.
Employment TypeFull Time
Work Hours8 Hours
SalaryUSD 30 To USD 35 Per Hour
LocationChicago, Illinois, United States 60601


With over 17,000 employees worldwide, the Microsoft Customer Experience & Success (CE&S) organization is responsible for the strategy, design, and implementation of Microsoft’s end-to-end customer experience.

Come join CE&S and help us build a future where customers come to us not only because we provide industry-leading products and services, but also because we provide a differentiated and connected customer experience.

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Security Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) to drive our customer’s security transformation on the Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 Platforms.

This is a customer-facing role, owning the security-focused technical relationship and strategy between the customer and Microsoft as well as customer engagements, including architecture, implementation, and operational health.

The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success in leading in-depth technical security architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Security Architects, Enterprise Architects, IT Management, and Developers to Secure our customer’s technology estate and drive Security as an enabler for Azure and Microsoft 365 workloads. 


  • Thought Leadership – Land an end-to-end value prop for Security (i.e., Zero Trust) that spans the breadth of Microsoft Security offerings, with a focus on Threat Protection, ID + Access Management, and Cloud Security. Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Global Security teams at Microsoft, Engineering, and Product teams to remove blockers and influence the solution roadmap.
  • Trusted Advisor – Empower customers in their Microsoft Security adoption journey, being hands-on with them to envision and define a Secure strategy, Architecture, and implementation of necessary security controls aligned with M365 E5 and Microsoft Azure Security workloads while ensuring operational health.
  • Understand Customer/Partner Technical Environment – Accelerate the Business Value of overall Security adoption by improving security posture and ensuring that the solution exhibits a “Secure by Design” framework, such as high-performance levels, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability, and reliability upon deployment.
  • Architecture Design and Deployment – Run Architectural Design Session to build a plan for implementing the solution – governing design in line with customer business goals and their technical environment.  The outcome is consensus on solution design and the next steps toward production.
  • Practice Development – Collaborate and orchestrate with other Cloud Solution Architects and MS stakeholders including FastTrack, partner, and Microsoft Consulting in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions with the Microsoft Security platform.
  • Customer Usage – Position and deliver solutions that drive Security product usage.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business, Cybersecurity, or related field.
  • 5+ years experience in cloud/infrastructure technologies, cybersecurity, and architecture.
  • Candidates should have broad experience in security and expertise around related technologies and concepts such as Zero Trust, threat management, SOC monitoring (SIEM / SOAR), Extended Detection & Response (XDR) + SIEM, Cloud Security, and Identity.  Candidates should have knowledge as a security engineer, consultant, or analyst to understand industry trends and competitive landscape, advise customers on ways to strengthen their security posture or health, and land customer value through security.

The breadth of technical security experience and knowledge, with depth / Subject Matter Expertise in two or more of the following security solutions:

  • Threat protection
  • SIEM and Incident Response
  • Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
  • Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)
  • Security Operation Center Management
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloud Security

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical

Or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

The benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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