Microsoft seeks EU Government Affairs Director of Cybersecurity Policy

Microsoft 5<y Senior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 24 Apr 2018

Job Description

EU Government Affairs Director of Cybersecurity Policy

Microsoft’s European Union Government Affairs (EUGA) team works with EU institutions and partners from industry and civil society to help shape commercially reasonable policies that advance cybersecurity and enable Microsoft and our customers to innovate and compete in an increasingly global, complex policy and regulatory environment.

EUGA is seeking a Director of Cybersecurity Policy to drive strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance cybersecurity and resiliency in an era of the intelligent cloud. The Cybersecurity Policy Director will lead EUGA’s Cybersecurity Team focused on a range of cybersecurity policy issues including emerging cybersecurity strategies, policies and regulation, including international norms for state cyber offensive actions, cybersecurity certification, IoT security, fostering global cybersecurity baseline frameworks, advancing Microsoft’s work on cloud security, and supporting Microsoft’s software assurance efforts.

This seasoned Cybersecurity Policy Director must be able to develop and implement corporate strategies, lead outreach to international policy organizations, develop innovative seminars and conferences, have strong program management and prioritization skills, effectively apply and deploy government affairs resources and work collaboratively across other EUGA and corporate teams. This professional will work closely with Microsoft executives and represent Microsoft in engagements with relevant public and private cybersecurity stakeholders both in Brussels and across Europe.

This professional must also identify challenges and opportunities, recommend and implement courses of action, and align resources to drive positive security outcomes for the ecosystem and Microsoft.  The Cybersecurity Policy Director should have a deep understanding and experience in both government engagement related to cybersecurity as well as liaising with industry partners on core cybersecurity issues, with an ability to build cross-sector campaigns.

Specifically, EUGA is looking for a Cybersecurity Policy Director with ten or more years’ experience working with government officials in understanding and managing complex strategy and policy issues. Cybersecurity experience, whether policy, operational, or technical, is required. An advanced degree such as an M.A. in public policy/security policy, a J.D., an M.B.A. or a technical degree with strong policy experience is required.


The Director of Cybersecurity Policy Director will:

  • Lead the EUGA Cybersecurity Team which serves as subject matter hub both internally and externally on key cybersecurity issues in Europe;
  • Manage the EUGA Cybersecurity Campaign with regular interaction, guidance and collaboration with Microsoft government affairs professionals across Europe;
  • Lead key cybersecurity policy engagements with the EU Institutions, Member State governments and industry partners;
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders both internal and external on cyber policy issues;
  • Work across teams, including with corporate policy teams in Digital Trust, Corporate Standards Group, and the worldwide Government Affairs team.


The Cybersecurity Policy Director must have the following key skills:

  • Strong understanding of Microsoft products and services
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to discuss and advance complex cybersecurity and policy concepts with diverse stakeholders at various levels
  • Ability to build, sustain, and grow relationships with public and private sector partners
  • Ability to incorporate different perspectives and collaborate, within Microsoft and with our partners, to drive outcomes
  • Strong sense of commitment and drive to address complex challenges, individually and as part of a team
  • Aptitude for understanding, discussing, and representing industry and corporate policy positions across a broad range of issues

The position is based in Brussels. The position will require periodic travel to the U.S. and frequent travel in the European Union.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.



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