Calgary, Toronto

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Consultant/Senior Consultant, Cyber Security

Do you know how to stop a sophisticated cyber threat? So, do we.

Can you name a Fortune 500 company that's had a security breach? Chances are you can name a few.

These companies don’t need more cybersecurity; they need better cybersecurity. That's where you come in. Working with us, you can help to protect some of the world's biggest companies and keep their assets safe and secure.

About you

You offer clients the kind of security that will help them sleep well at night. You’re an innovative problem-solver, always thinking ahead and spotting risks at a glance. Like a digital detective, you uncover cyber threats to protect businesses from risks they may not even know they face. You’re as confident working independently as you are leading a small team and supporting junior colleagues.

About the job

As a cyber security consultant, you’ll be defending information, critical infrastructure applications and key business processes against cyber threats. You'll analyze and solve complex problems in project work, while supporting new business initiatives and solutions. You’ll most often work alongside leadership, but you’ll also have opportunities to work with colleagues across our business and client locations.

On a typical day, you’ll:

·        Evaluate vulnerability and threats with clients, regularly perform audits, assessments and security tests

·        Configure “Zero Trust – Identity and Data Centric Security Architectures” on Microsoft Cloud technologies within the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite, Azure and O365

·        Communicate with project teams about what’s required for process and technical improvements

·        Work towards your team's goals within the strategic direction set by the project

·        Travel as needed.

Your skills

You know all about security operations, networking, application services, databases and storage solutions, and love working with Microsoft applications. Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline such as (Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics etc.) and preferably, a Master’s degree in Science, Engineering or Business. Ideally, you’ll also have three to five years of consulting experience in information systems security work.

Your qualifications likely include:

  • Brilliant interpersonal skills; persuasively express your point of view whether it’s through a written or face-to-face presentation
  • Knowledge of and interest in Microsoft security technologies
  • Knowledge of Windows Servers, Azure and Office 365
  • Some experience with identity and access management, security architecture and security management or securing network and enterprise cloud applications.

Preferred Certifications:

Have the one or more of the below certifications or willingness to obtain these designations within the first six months of hire. 

  • Microsoft MCSA or MCSE
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

Key Job Requirements: 

·        Willing to travel (up to 50%) across Canada and U.S. 

·        Eligible to obtain Security Clearance (Reliability or above) upon hire 

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at