Senior Specialist, Cybersecurity – O365

IHS Towers

Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP748-12

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Cybersecurity Senior Specialist is responsible for maintaining the security of all systems, networks, and applications using Microsoft and other products. The Senior Specialist will develop, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of M365 and Azure systems, networks, and information. They will also perform security risk assessments and develop strategies to reduce security risks. The Senior Specialist will serve as a security consultant to other departments within the organization and provide guidance regarding security policies and procedures.

• Design, implement and utilize advanced functions of M365, including security, governance, and compliance (eg. DLP, AIP, E-Discovery, Retention Policy, Intune, MCAS)
• Design, implement and manage Azure Security Center, Azure Active Directory, Log analytics, Azure Key Vault, RBAC, PIM, Azure Network Security Groups, Azure DDoS Protection, Azure Advanced Threat Protection.
• Track, analyze, and contain spam and malware emails through advanced hunting.
• Analyze user system and application needs, determine and evaluate potential solutions, develop system specifications and requirements, and design application programs to meet the requirements
• Research, analyze and evaluate current technical cybersecurity trends, emerging technologies and standards, new software functionality, and alternative software solutions to determine applicability and viability at USF
• Configure & monitor different attributes and handling scale up and scale down scenarios for the application in Azure
• Azure application security design and management such as DevOps and Power Automate, application registration and B2b and b2c integration.
• Implement enterprise application using platform services like azure websites, Azure SQL, Azure Service Bus, notification hubs, event hubs, stream analytics, Document Db, application insights etc
• Maintain relationship with third party service providers
• Technically aware of all technologies
• Current & future technology plans

Functional Competencies
• Azure Active Directory
• M365 Security and Compliance center
• Pyton coding
• Auditing and deep investigation using various MS tools
• Power BI reporting
• M365 Architecture design
• M365 Performance management
• M365 Development and Maintenance
• M365 Application Security Management
• System Auditing and Controls
• Planning and Analysis
• Project Management
• Application architecture performance reporting
• On time completion of tasks
• Response time to faults
• Auto testing


• Bachelor degree in Information Technology or related field
• 7 years’ experience in related position
• Microsoft M365 and Azure Management, adminstrative, and maintenance
• CISSP is preferred
• Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct investigations (preferred)
• Relevant Microsoft certifications are preferred (Such as MCSA or MCSE)
• Enterprise level applications
• Azure and IT services and Architecture
• O365 administration functions, security and privacy functions and data classification functions
• Application Program Interfaces (APIs), Messaging Software, Performance Management and Capacity Planning
• and Interoperability Techniques and Standards
• App registration and integration
• Powershell scripts, Power BI and Sentinel

About the Company

IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count and is the only towerco solely focused on the emerging markets. The Company has more than 30,500 towers across its nine markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda and Zambia.

IHS has made significant investments in hybrid energy solutions including solar and the remote monitoring of networks through cutting edge network operating centers which monitor tower site performance.

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