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Cyber Security Engineer - Microsoft Specialist

Ecotricity Jobs
Stroud, United Kingdom
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Engineering, IT, Security
Job Role
Security Engineer
Job Type
About The Role

As a key member of our small, dynamic team, you will ensure the security of our technology estate from cloud to desktop.

You will identify and eliminate threats, improve systems through patching and configuration, and proactively monitor and respond to external threats.

You will also contribute to coaching and mentoring within the technology department, fostering continuous learning and improvement.

Additionally, you will champion security awareness across the organisation, promoting best practices and educating stakeholders at all levels.

Your role will involve close collaboration with senior management, including board members, requiring excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage and optimise Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender for Identity, and Microsoft Defender for Office 365.
  • Administer and configure Microsoft Intune for device management and security compliance.
  • Proficiency in optimising and managing Microsoft Sentinel for monitoring, threat detection, and automatic blocking of unauthorised access.
  • Identify and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities using internal and external resources.
  • Proactively identify solutions for threats that evade current security measures.
  • Develop and manage automated response playbooks for incident response and isolation.
  • Contribute to documentation and testing of security incident response playbooks.
  • Increase organisational awareness of security best practices.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for existing and future technology services.
  • Contribute to coaching and mentoring other members of the technology department.
  • Champion security awareness initiatives across the organisation.

About You

Are you inquisitive and enthusiastic, with a balanced sense of paranoia and scepticism, leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of security?

Have you immersed yourself in cybersecurity, blending academic insights with substantial real-world expertise?
Do you thrive on staying ahead of emerging threats, continuously learning and applying best practices to protect and secure technology environments?

If you are passionate about fostering a culture of security and enjoy mentoring others while driving organisational awareness, we'd love to hear from you.

Experience and Qualifications
  • Solid, demonstrable experience in a Cyber Security role.
  • At least one professional security certification: (e.g. Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate, Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate, CISSP, CISM, CEH).
  • Proficiency in optimising and managing Microsoft Defender for endpoint security and threat management, including Defender for Identity and Defender for Office 365.
  • Proficiency in configuring and managing Microsoft Intune for mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM).
  • Proficiency in optimising and managing Microsoft Sentinel for monitoring, threat detection, and automatic blocking of unauthorised access.
  • Understanding of cloud security best practices and compliance frameworks.
  • Knowledge of industry-standard risk models (e.g., CVSS).
  • Familiarity with vulnerability attack methodologies (e.g., exploit results, attack chains).

Nice to Have:
  • Experience with AWS Security Hub and related cloud security tools.
  • Experience with networking and firewall technologies (Meraki experience is advantageous).
  • Experience working within an ITIL framework.


Given the critical nature of this role, successful candidates will be subject to background checks as a condition of employment.

About Us

What's in it for you...

Healthcare plan, life assurance and generous pension contribution
Volunteering day
Hybrid working
Various company discounts (including shops, gym, days out and events)
Holiday of 25 days (plus bank holidays) & ability to buy/sell days
Cycle to work scheme, car pooling and onsite parking available

As a valued member of the team you will be supporting the Group Environmental policy and its associated targets to make the Green Britain Group net carbon neutral by 2025

Flexibility statement

The fast moving nature of the company's business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform duties or tasks outside of your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to use it's people in the best possible way at all times and helps the employees to make make their contribution in a changing environment.

Ecotricity is Britain's greenest energy company. When we started back in 1995, we were the first company in the world to provide a new kind of electricity- the green kind.

Our mission was, and remains, to change the way energy is made and used in Britain- by replacing fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy.

We don't just supply green energy, we use the money from our customers' bills to make it ourselves too- we build windmills and sun parks in Britain. We call this 'bills in to mills'. In 2021, we started work on building two new solar parks, and now, in 2023, we're bringing geothermal energy to our customers' fuel mix, a first in the UK. We're also developing green gas mills which will generate 100% green gas from a source that we will never run out of- grass.

We don't just focus on energy though- we built Electric Highways, Britain's leading network of electric vehicle charging points, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and, in partnership with RSPB, we launched Britain's greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.

Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all.

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