Microsoft Corporation National Security Officer in Las Colinas, Texas

The Enterprise Cybersecurity Group (ECG) empowers enterprises to confidently move to the cloud and modernize their platforms by delivering the security solutions, expertise and services needed to keep their data safe.

ECG is looking for a passionate, experienced and credible technology evangelists to act as Executive Security Advisor who will help to position Microsoft as principal thought leader for cybersecurity, and drive a streamlined cyber vision across global sellers and key enterprise customers within financial services. A significant proportion of the role involves delivering executive briefings, and working at the C-level with both public and private sector organizations, candidates should be able to demonstrate experience and success in these areas, especially within the financial services industry.

Candidates will need to demonstrate deep and broad knowledge of security issues & trends, be politically astute, and be able to articulate the high-level Microsoft security strategy. Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of business change processes, how security can be a business enabler, and have experience in helping to unblock security related opportunities.

The role involves working as part of a small global team, and although regionally based, the person hired will also support colleagues in other geographies. It is envisioned that the role will involve up to 35% travel, with global travel to the world’s major financial markets, especially New York City, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UAE. Successful candidates will work closely with ECG Sales Team personnel, the ECG service delivery teams, local sales & services account teams, EPG WWPS and Industry teams, CELA, and the Digital Crimes Unit to pursue corporate priorities.

The core role focuses on:

• Positioning & evangelizing Microsoft as principal thought leader for cybersecurity within the financial services industry

• Supporting ECG Sales and Strategy & Partnerships Team activities

• Supporting key account teams & partners in region on cybersecurity matters

• Being the public cybersecurity face of Microsoft in region and within the financial services industry, and the face of ECG

• Supporting key cross-company objectives and delivery of cyber threat assessments and workshops in region and within the financial services market

• Identifying cybersecurity blockers to sales, services engagements & consumption and channel through ECG for corporate mitigation.

• Supporting selected global & regional cybersecurity initiatives

• Mentoring & supporting the broader Microsoft security community and key subsidiary & account teams in region

• Providing expert consulting on sensitive relationship and technology issues.

• Engaging with governments and regulators on cybersecurity, technical policy, and innovation.

Qualifications

• A career profile that will enable the candidate to be a credible security evangelist and advisor to C-level executives in both public & private sector, especially within the financial services industry, and to deal effectively with senior internal stakeholders

• Experience and direct responsibility for developing security strategies for companies and/or governments and for overseeing the implementation and execution of said strategies, especially as a Chief Information Security Officer or deputy

• Strong oral & written communication skills, strong influencing skills, experience in public speaking to large and small audiences.

• Experienced & credible communicator who can cast security in the language of the business, discussing Microsoft’s security strategy to C-level executives and senior government representatives.

• Experience of working in a global environment, geo-politically aware, sensitive to different government sentiments towards Microsoft/UK providers

• Deep and broad knowledge of security issues & trends, able to articulate the high-level Microsoft security strategy to both technical & non-technical audiences

• Evidence of ability to deliver vision and strategy, manage projects and programs, and meet deadlines

• Evidence of strategic thinking including the ability to analyze industry trends and competitive landscapes

• Expert knowledge on cyber threats, regulations, and emerging technologies impacting the financial services industry

• CISSP certification preferred, or willing to become certified within one year of employment

• Able to meet the travel requirements of the role

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

• Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com. Sales