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Avanade’s Global Security Center of Excellence (CoE) is a pool of client-facing professionals who work on a range of security assignments across the spectrum of Global Solution Areas, ranging from cybersecurity strategy, cybersecurity services and managed cybersecurity. Members of the Security CoE are responsible for the architecture and deployment of Microsoft and third-party security solutions.

Avanade is seeking an experienced, passionate and, client-centric Security Solution Architect with a focus on Managed Security Services (MSS) to join our Global Solution Areas team.

You will engage in solutioning and pre-sales support on the most strategic opportunities, intervene on high-risk, complex deliveries and contribute to shape the strategic direction around our portfolio of security offerings at Avanade.

Within a collaborative and global environment, you will achieve successful business outcomes as you:

  • Build, implement, drive, and execute technical solutions that result in business growth and increase our client successes by delivering innovative security solutions
  • Drive client-centric and focused pre-sales efforts for specific Cybersecurity solutions across Avanade’s offering portfolio
  • Understand cybersecurity architectural standards and best practices for cloud environments
  • Interlock with nearshore and offshore teams to fully understand latest advancements, Managed Security Services operating models and value proposition
  • Broaden and master your skillset into advanced and emerging areas of cybersecurity like threat hunting, incident response, etc.
  • Originate, develop, and grow exceptional internal and external client relationships


  • You have 8+ years of IT experience focused on an Information Security discipline, including extensive experience leading cybersecurity projects
  • 5+ years of hands-on solutioning and shaping Managed Services for clients
  • Possess deep understanding of security trends and strategies for identifying security solutions to meet client business, financial and technical objectives
  • Experience in roles with growing responsibility, leading technical programs within professional services/management consulting or technology firm
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a matrix organization with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to rapidly understand client’s business strategies and possess the capability to apply creative problem-solving skills to deliver high-impact solutions to meet their business needs
  • Advising against security requirements to support cloud transformation efforts


  • Good understanding of SOC and managed security services
  • Knowledge of the entire Microsoft security portfolio of tools including Microsoft 365 security suite, MCAS, Azure Security Center, Microsoft threat protection and Azure Sentinel
  • Experience with other similar technologies, e.g., CASB, Endpoint Protection, Next Gen Firewall, SIEM (Splunk, Qradar) etc.
  • Understanding of the various cyber security domains (Identity & Access Management, Workplace Security, Application Security)
  • Familiarity with Cloud Security Framework with respect to industry standards and other security methodologies
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • CISSP or CCSP appreciated
  • MSFT Certification AZ-500 appreciated
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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