Country:

Canada

Cities:

Toronto

Area of expertise:

Security

Job Description

Do you love living in the cloud? So do we!

The Security Manager is responsible for leading the development of information security architecture and ensuring technology initiatives are implemented within the framework to make our client’s cloud environments more secure. The Security Manager is accountable for securing enterprise information by identifying network and application security requirements, planning, implementing and testing security controls and procedures. The role of the Security Manager is to be customer-facing and to play an active role in transforming our client’s Security through designing and implementing Security technologies on-premise and in the cloud.

Day-to-day, You Will

·        Work closely with enterprise architects to identify and mitigate risks, perform security reviews, design top tier security practices, and deliver strategic, innovative cloud-based security offerings.

·        Propose, design, plan and execute strategic and tactical operational security objectives.

·        Perform deep analysis and develop metrics that measure current risk

·        Develop metrics that effectively evaluate and manage threats

·        Identify appropriate technology/data sources and drive the collection of data necessary to effectively evaluate threats.

·        Communicate threat intelligence and vulnerability management options

·        Analyzing threats and current security controls to identify gaps in current defensive posture

·        Meet with clients and leading workshops


The ideal candidate will have a solid foundation across Microsoft technology stack and Azure Security Offerings and the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to key partners along with experience with the following:

·        Experience with and/or deep understanding of securing Microsoft collaboration stack including Office 365, EMS (Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility).

·        At least 5 years of experience designing, supporting, and upgrading Active Directory environments.

·        Data Lost Prevention, Microsoft Defender ATP

·        Architecture and security management

·        Solid grasp of security standard methodologies

·        Securing network and enterprise cloud applications

·        Privileged access management technologies

·        Security frameworks, such as NIST RMF, NIST CSF, ISO 27001/2

·        Creating security frameworks, SIRRP process and/or forensic handling methods

·        Knowledge of host hardening, auditing, logging and monitoring, network security, SEIM deployments, security analytics, anomaly detections, PKI

·        Market understanding of industry trends for cybersecurity, risk & threat intelligence, and governance

·        Proven implementation of cloud security models, particularly identity, network, and encryption

·        Demonstrated understanding of Microsoft security technologies and strategy

·        Program management skills and solution support for security transformation/implementation programs

·        Business case development skills for justifying, prioritizing & forecasting the funding requirements for security programs and initiatives


Your preferred certifications may include: CISSP, CISM, CCSP, CSSLP, or other meaningful certifications such Microsoft AZ-103, AZ-300, AZ-301, AZ-500, AZ-900, MS-100, MS-101 MS-500, MS-900


To supplement the technical knowledge and project delivery experience, the successful candidate will come from a Consulting background with good customer facing skills, the ability to gather customer requirements and produce high quality written deliverables. As a consultant, you must be willing to travel to our client locations as needed.

You likely have a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology, or a similar field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for a degree.

Important Note About This Future Opportunity

We are actively recruiting and interviewing for this ‘Future Opportunity’ position, however will not be extending offers at the present time.

The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has created uncertainty for many, and during this period Avanade is focused on the personal safety and well-being of our employees and candidates. The good news is that Avanade is a 38,000-person organization that depends on new ways of working every day and we’ve been relying on our workplace experience to empower our employees – wherever they’re working – for 20 years now. Thanks to our workplace platforms – the likes of Office 365, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and more – we’ve been able to continue delivering work seamlessly and connecting with talent to explore opportunities for tomorrow.

What does that mean for you? It means you can apply and interview virtually, via video, for a future career opportunity without pressure to make a decision. It means that you will have the chance to connect with leaders and hiring managers at your own pace.

We encourage you to speak candidly with your recruiter about your career aspirations and expectations throughout this recruiting process. In return, we are committed to being transparent with you about our intent and goals around this position.


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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 www.avanade.com.