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Pearson Security Operations Analyst in Bangalore, India

Role Title: DWS Platform Security Engineer

Employment Type: Full time Contract

Scope: Global

Travel: 5%

Office Locations:

Reporting to: Director of DWS Platform Services

About Pearson:

Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people to learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

We believe education is a vital force that can empower people, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connected communities, all around the world. Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strong relationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to help people learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as a profitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose.

We're investing in our technology and infrastructure. By working at Pearson, you have a unique chance to make a real difference to the lives of people all over the world.

About DWS:

The Pearson Digital Workplace Services [DWS] team is simplifying how Pearson employees work, engage and collaborate using a broad range of technology, initiatives and transformation activities introducing new, globally consistent platforms, services and security and identity approaches primarily based on Microsoft products.

Pearson DWS is helping to unite employees around the world, enabling us to operate as a truly global organisation and ensure that Pearson is fit for the future.

About you:

We are searching for a passionate delivery focused security engineer that can understand, articulate and drive value from our technology. You are already a seasoned veteran in implementing the Modern Workplace security ecosystem across different sized enterprises and sectors, an experienced individual with a broad lens on Workplace technology.

You will be part of a team designing, implementing, managing and improving the secure modern implementation of the products used by Pearson’s staff daily.

You have a forward-thinking, customer focussed approach to devising new solutions and enhancements with a focus on meeting business and security demands with a keen focus on delivering tangible results to Pearson’s security posture.

Role purpose:

The Microsoft Security Engineer will work in the Digital Workplace Services team providing specialist security engineering support to the team to ensure continuous security improvements are implemented across Pearson’s global businesses. The role is responsible for the engineering, automation, product lifecycle and development of all in scope Microsoft and related platform security services working alongside our architecture, engineering and operations staff.

To realize these goals and objectives the position must balance core Microsoft technology security skills & product knowledge with a delivery focused pragmatism whilst maintaining a great workplace experience. The role also encompasses wider awareness of the Microsoft Modern Workplace tools and platforms working as cross region in a strong multi-disciplined engineering group embracing agile ways of working.

Key responsibilities

As a report to the Platform Security Architect within the Digital Workplace Services group, the candidate will be responsible for:

  • Contribute to designs for Microsoft security technology roadmaps, that support our enterprise technology roadmaps and key business objectives interlinked into wider CISO initiatives

  • Create and implement low level technical designs for security solutions.

  • Assist in deployment for DWS’ desktop and cloud security product portfolio and associated ancillary services, strategies and technologies.

  • Ensure BAU security activities are understood and actioned as per Pearson standards, suggesting updates and improvements.

  • Ensuring that required metrics are understood, implemented and available. These metrics make certain the platform remains operational, optimized and available to business end users

  • Support the design team support for future M&A activities.

Deliverables and outcomes

  • Support the delivery of various security programmes and ensure timely transition of projects into BAU support programme to deliver security objectives.

  • Deliver subsequent product Low-Level Designs and governance processes to support the blueprint ready for engineering delivery

  • Workplace experience will be a priority with constant focus and awareness of user experience and requirements.

  • Continual service improvement to minimize the number of self-imposed outages – drive high quality change and release management through automation practices.

Experience and culture:

  • Engineering experience in one or more of the following technologies:

  • Azure AIP

  • Azure AD & Conditional Access

  • Microsoft Defender (suite)

  • Azure Security Centre and Compliance Centre

  • Office 365 Data Loss Prevention and Data Retention

  • General end point protection / Windows laptop security stack

  • Modern Workplace technology background

  • Worked within an Enterprise global estates of 5,000 seats and above

  • Experienced in working with large geographically dispersed teams

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • An open collaborator that shares and coaches their colleagues and works proactively inside their immediate and peer teams

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

Skills and qualifications:

  • ITIL operational awareness and understanding

  • Relevant Microsoft skills and certifications in Microsoft security and Azure such as:

  • AZ-500

  • AZ-900

  • Functional level of PowerShell scripting

  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile approaches

Key Pearson Attributes

● Always Learning

● Customer Focused

● Strategic and Visionary

● Makes it Happen

● Transformational

● Relationship Builder

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at


Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 980