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What will you be doing?

As a Microsoft Security Engineer, you will be part of the Security Talent Community and work on security projects at our Avanade’s clients and partners. The role is to be customer facing and you will play active role in transforming our client’s Security on their Microsoft platforms through designing and implementing Microsoft Security technologies on-premises and in the cloud.

The focus of the MS Security Engineer will be on SIEM/SOAR solutions with Microsoft Sentinel “and protecting the workplace and infrastructure with the various MS Defender solutions”. the client’s journey to cloud focusing on Microsoft security elements of the solution. You may work building a unique environment to prepare customer migration or perform a security maturity assessment of their current state and provide solutions and support to implement new policies and services to enhance their security score.

You will help and support our clients with the design, deployment, and education of their Microsoft Security Roadmap. More specifically you will have deep knowledge on Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Microsoft Sentinel to ensure that their workplaces, infrastructure, and data remain secure and resistant against threats.

You stay up to date with the latest developments around Microsoft Defender and MS Sentinel security solutions and enjoy putting this knowledge into practice to make a difference for our clients. Avanade employs hundreds of Microsoft specialists, and you will have the opportunity to become one too!

Avanade is the employer of choice if you want to work with Microsoft technology at an elevated level. The Security team within Avanade is ambitious and you can contribute to the growth of our team. You can use the experience and opportunities that Microsoft and Accenture offer. Moreover, our projects are at interesting (international) clients. Because of our focus on your development and growth, there are many study and advancement opportunities.

What is expected from you?

  • Have a passion for Microsoft Security solutions and the ambition to deepen and develop yourself in this area in the coming years.
  • Have knowledge and experience with implementing and tuning Microsoft Sentinel SIEM/SOAR solution. Experience with Splunk and/or IBM QRadar are a plus.
  • Have knowledge and experience with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint solution. Additional experience with Microsoft Defender for O365, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Microsoft 365 Defender and Microsoft Cloud App Security are a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Defender for OT/IoT is a plus.
  • Are familiar with or want to deepen your knowledge around: Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Threat & Vulnerability Management (TVM), Attack Surface Reduction (ASR), and Auto Investigation and Remediation (AIR)  
  • You are aware of the cyber security risks and threats surrounding the workplace (secure devices, manage access, protect data, and mitigate threats) and you can have discussions on these topics with our clients. Experience with Threat Modeling and executing risk assessments is a plus.
  • You enjoy to advice clients on how best to mitigate risks and where Microsoft Defender for Endpoint provides them improved protection and capabilities.
  • You like presenting workshops to bring clients up to speed on the latest developments and want to keep both feet firmly planted in technology so that, in addition to giving advice, you can also support the implementation of the solution.
  • With your knowledge you can guide and train members of the client SOC team to use and maintain the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint solution.
  • Preferably in possession of one of the relevant Microsoft certifications (e.g. MS-500; AZ-500, SC-X) or are willing to certify on them. Other security related certifications are a plus (ISC2 Entry-level certification, SSCP, or CompTIA Security+ for example).
  • Fluency in either French or Dutch, and English is mandatory.
  • Possess a completed bachelor's or master's degree or equivalent experience.

What can Avanade offer you?

  • Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (17 of the last 20 years), with exceptional development and training (minimum 80 hours per year for training and paid certifications). Knowledge development is our focus, and we ensure this by offering training throughout our partners (Microsoft and non-Microsoft) and certification support to get you skilled and certified.
  • We have attractive benefits, Private Medical Cover, Income Protection Policy, Extended benefits, Bonus, generous pension and much more!
  • Besides an interesting package of benefits, you will become part of an active and growing Security community in what we call Gallia Security team (Belgium, France, and Netherlands).
  • We have a strong focus on the career and development opportunities of all our people. Everyone has a career advisor who will work with you to create a plan and guide you in choosing from the many training opportunities we offer.
  • Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally.
  • Dedicated career advisor to encourage your progression.
  • Engaged and helpful co-workers genuinely interested in you.
  • Reward and Recognition scheme.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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