Microsoft Sentinel SME

Rapid Strategy Washington, DC $150000.00 to $170000.00 per year

Job Title: Sentinel Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Company: Rapid Strategy

Location: Washington D.C. (On-site)

Security Clearance Required: Active Top Secret

About Rapid Strategy:

Rapid Strategy is an award-winning, African-American owned small business specializing in cybersecurity services. We cater to both the private and public sectors and are proudly based in Charlotte, NC. Our operations extend throughout North Carolina and the DMV area, where we are committed to supporting our clients with top-tier cybersecurity solutions. Learn more about us at

Job Overview:

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Sentinel SME to join our dynamic team. This critical role focuses on managing the configuration, operation, and maintenance of Microsoft Sentinel, ensuring the integrity and security of our clients' systems. This position is strictly on-site in Washington D.C. and mandates an active Top Secret security clearance. We emphasize that only candidates with such clearance and U.S. citizenship, currently based in the United States, will be considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the configuration, operation, and maintenance of Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Ensure knowledge and proficiency in KQL.
  • Understand the components of Azure Sentinel thoroughly.
  • Identify security attack vectors and implement means of protection.
  • Utilize the Azure Sentinel SIEM platform effectively.
  • Apply intermediate skills in PowerShell.
  • Work with Microsoft Cloud Technologies including Azure, M365 Defender, Azure Active Directory, and Exchange Online.
  • Provide basic support for Networking and Storage.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a similar cybersecurity role.
  • Active Top Secret security clearance.
  • Proficient in KQL and Azure Sentinel components.
  • Familiarity with security attack vectors and protection methods.
  • Experience with Microsoft Cloud Technologies.
  • Intermediate PowerShell experience.
  • Basic support experience with Networking and Storage.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and resolve complex issues.
  • Relevant industry certifications (e.g., Microsoft Certified Security Operations Analyst, Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect Expert).
  • Experience in configuring Sentinel data connectors, managing custom Sentinel data connectors, designing Sentinel workbooks, analytics rules, and automation playbooks, and implementing RBAC across Sentinel resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic environment and manage multiple assignments.
  • Advanced certifications in cybersecurity and cloud technologies.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and proof of active Top Secret security clearance. Please ensure your application reflects your deep knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity domain, specifically with Microsoft Sentinel.

Rapid Strategy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Note: This role requires on-site presence in Washington D.C. and an active Top Secret security clearance. Only applicants who are U.S. citizens and meet these criteria will be considered for the role.

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