Security Lead

Houston, TX 77002

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Information Technology Job ID:: 130937 Pay Range: $150,000-175,000 / year

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Information Technology, the Security Team Lead position includes implementing, maintaining, and enhancing the Information Security at the Firm.  In addition, this position has System Engineer roles and provides escalation assistance to the I.T. department help desk.

 Onsite 4 days and Remote 1 day

  • Microsoft 365 Security Configuration:- Configure and manage security features within Microsoft 365, including but not limited to Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Defender for Identity, and Microsoft Defender for Office 365.
  • Threat Detection and Response: - Implement and monitor advanced threat detection mechanisms to identify and respond to security incidents promptly.
  • Identity and Access Management:- Ensure secure access to Microsoft 365 services through proper identity and access management controls, including Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and conditional access policies.
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP):- Develop and enforce DLP policies to prevent unauthorized access, sharing, and leakage of sensitive data.
  • Security Compliance:- Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations by regularly auditing and reporting on Microsoft 365 security configurations.
  • Incident Handling and Forensics:- Lead incident response efforts, conduct forensic analysis, and contribute to post-incident reports for continuous improvement.
  • Security Awareness Training:- Collaborate with the training team to educate end-users on security best practices within the Microsoft 365 environment.
  • Collaboration with IT and Security Teams:- Work closely with other IT and outsourced security teams to integrate Microsoft 365 security measures into the broader organizational security strategy
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement complex technology projects.
  • Monitor system performance and take proactive corrective action.
  • Ensure all backup and continuity systems are working properly.
  • Act as a technical escalation point for help desk members.
  • Identify problem trends and provide recommendations to resolve.
  • Research and recommend equipment and software.
  • Provide after-hours escalation support for on-call staff.


  • Law firm experience preferred.
  • 10+ years experience in a professional or corporate environment.
  • Proven track record of good decisions under high stress situations.
  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Must be flexible and able to produce quality results in an evolving fast paced environment.
  • Experience supporting multiple locations remotely.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, and track tasks for team and self.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for business purposes.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds when necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Microsoft 365 Security Specialist or similar role.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft 365 security features and tools.
  • Experience with threat detection, incident response, and security compliance.
  • Strong understanding of identity and access management principles.
  • Certifications such as Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals (SC-900) or equivalent.
  • Solid hardware knowledge to include support of HP servers, workstations/laptops, printers, and peripherals on various platforms.
  • Proven experience supporting VMWare, Windows Server, MS SQL Server.





Meet The Recruiter

Kevin Gwinn
IT & Engineering Recruiting Manager

Recruiting IT and Engineering professionals has been my focus for over 30 years.

My placement success resulted in the HAAPC ranking me as Houston's No. 1 Professional / Technical Blended Services Consultant for 12 straight years. That record includes both direct hire placements and contract staffing. I sincerely enjoy helping people find a career path they love while providing companies with successful employees at the same time.

I am truly blessed to be in a profession that impacts companies and people’s lives on a daily basis. In my role as the IT / Engineering Division Manager at Burnett Specialists, I work hard to promote my job candidates and support my clients, as well as heading up a team of experienced recruiting professionals. We will all work together to further your success.

Please let me know how I can assist you. Specialties: Information Technology and Engineering Placement, Closing Techniques, Hiring, Consulting, Networking, Project Management, Interviewing, Salary Negotiating, Human Resource Laws and Concepts.

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