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Microsoft Defender ATP / Intune Architect
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Applied on October 31, 2020
Job Id #43505 Posted September 29, 2020


  • Optum End User Technology Solution Delivery (EUTSD) is a group of over 500 team members across the globe dedicated to serving and supporting the end user computing environment within Company 
  • We are seeking an End Point Security Engineer/Architect to work within Solution Development and Engineering. 
  • In this role you will be responsible for evaluation, engineering and architecture of security platform tools that perform Antivirus, Personal Firewall, Application/Device Support & ATP, (Advance Threat Protection) for the enterprise.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Project Titan is a large scale project within Optum that will be enhancing our security and threat protection capabilities for acquired entities that have not been fully integrated into our normal IT operations processes. As part of the project, we will be migrating to using Microsoft products such as DefenderATP & Intune to help us manage devices at the acquired entity.

Ideal Background:

  • Experience architecting and implementing Defender ATP / Intune in a larger organization would be ideal along with experience with security engineering/operations/patch management with any product.


  • A preferred candidate will have used the Microsoft DefenderATP/Intune products in a larger organization.

Top Requirements:

  • • In-depth knowledge and/or hands-on experience with MSFT Defnder ATP/Intune/AppLocker/SCCM, including migrating from other tools
    • Experience with managing applications in Azure
    • Comfortable with native MSFT GPO functionality and policy management via Intune

Team and Team size:

  •  1-2 managers, 1 pm, 10-15 technical resources with mix of Optum staff from multiple teams and contract resources.

Top Responsibilities:

  • Evaluation, engineering, and architecture of security tools that perform Antivirus, Personal Firewall, Application/Device Support & ATP, (Advance Threat Protection) such as Microsoft Intune/AppLocker/SCCM/Defender ATP product suites
  • Work with Operations team to implement new software, policy configurations & settings
  • Develop innovative approaches and solves complex problems
  • Works to prevent and detect intrusions
  • Monitors security systems and responds to security incidents
  • Provides explanations, information and solutions to others on complex issues
    Performs complex conceptual analysis
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME)


  •  7+ years administering, deploying, and designing deployments of Endpoint security technologies, including Anti-Virus (AV), Anti-Malware, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Network Access Control (NAC), Host Based Intrusion Detection/Prevention (HIDS/HIPS) tools, Email protection tools, and Web Browser protection tools.
  •  3+ years overseeing/managing a large enterprise scale endpoint security program
  •  3+ years’ experience deploying, configuring, and maintaining an Enterprise Endpoint Protection Platform, i.e. Microsoft Windows Defender ATP (preferred), Symantec, McAfee, CrowdStrike, Trend Micro, etc.
  • 3+ years’ experience deploying, configuring, and maintaining an Enterprise Endpoint Management Platform, i.e. Microsoft Windows Intune (preferred), SCCM, AppLocker
  • Good understanding of network technologies, and common network equipment function (switches, routers, proxies, load balancers, IP protocol suites)
  • Strong understanding of native OS security controls such as Group Policy, MDM and Security Baselines
  • Experience recommending evolutionary steps for endpoint management to ensure the existing endpoint environment can be adapted to meet future customer needs.

Preferred additional value:

  • Candidates with both Microsoft Defender ATP and Intune experience preferred but strong experience with only one product is acceptable.
  • Skills on additional IT security control products.
  • Experience managing macOS and various distributions of Linux
  • Scripting Knowledge, i.e., PowerShell, .Net, Python, etc.
  • Vendor certifications for endpoint security tools.
  • IT Security and network technology certifications.
  • Desktop engineering experience
  • Experience architecting, deploying and managing enterprise systems management platforms such as SCCM, Symantec Management Platform, Ivanti Endpoint Manager (Landesk), IBM BigFix.
  • Experience with ServiceNow ticketing and alert generation.
  • Leadership experience

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 1-2
    b. Video vs. phone? Likely phone with video if warranted
    c. How technical will the interviews be? The interview will likely focus heavily on technical skills.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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