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Microsoft Cloud Security Architect

Avanade UK is looking to hire a Microsoft Cloud Security Architect for our UK Security Consulting practice, based in London.

About the role

Working on some of the largest and bleeding edge security projects; the role of the Microsoft Cloud Security Architect is a customer facing, where you will play an active role in transforming our client’s Cloud Security on their Microsoft Azure platform through designing and implementing Microsoft Security technologies.

We are currently looking for candidates with deep technical skills and experience in designing and implementing Cloud Security solutions, with a preference to those experienced working with Microsoft Azure Security technologies, including the broader areas of Microsoft Windows security and Microsoft Enterprise, Mobility and Security suite. 

The role will involve delivering throughout the project lifecycle and candidates should be comfortable with performing advisory engagements, which involves taking the client on a journey from their current mode of operation to their future mode of operation. Performing discovery and analysis of a client’s current and target state. Designing broad security solutions that protect, detect and respond to threats. Building and integrating the security solutions within the client’s environment. Writing and executing test scripts. Ensuring the successful deployment and go live of the solutions and transitioning them to support providers. 

Candidates must be comfortable meeting with clients and other business stakeholders, leading workshops, performing pre-sales and preparing proposal materials as well as having a good commercial awareness. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. Ideally the candidate will have experience building and leading teams through the project lifecycle.

We require a technically capable candidate with a deep and proven understanding of Microsoft Cloud Security technologies. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate expertise across the following areas:

Azure Security Center
Azure AD Identity and Single Sign On capabilities
Network and Perimeter Security
Azure Log Analytics and SIEM integration.
Azure Key Vault and Encryption
Windows Server Security and Hardening
Azure Threat Protection
Securing data within Azure, such as Data Lake, Data Bricks and Azure SQL.

As a potential member of our growing Security Consulting practice the successful candidate must have a strong foundation across the Microsoft Security solution stack.  Experience and subject matter expertise in at least three of the technologies listed below is preferred:

Active Directory Federation Services 
Active Directory Domain Services
Active Directory Certificate Services
Azure AD Connect
Microsoft Identity Manager
Windows Server Operating Systems
Office 365 tenant security
Office 365 Security
Windows 10 Security
Azure Information Protection/RMS
Microsoft Intune
Office 365 Security
Data Privacy and an understanding of GDPR

Additionally, candidates should demonstrate knowledge, experience and ideally hold certifications in the following areas:
CompTIA Security+
Microsoft Office365 exams 70-346, 70-347
Microsoft Azure exams 70-532, 70-533

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. Candidate should have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. As an Architect, you must be willing and able to travel extensively within the UK, potentially across a number of different clients.

About us

Avanade was created by Accenture and Microsoft to offer world-class consulting expertise in Microsoft solutions. We operate in 22 countries, with almost 10,000 professionals worldwide and we work with some of the most well-known global brands to enhance their business productivity by using Microsoft technologies. Thanks to our unique heritage we’re perfectly placed to offer our customers deep technology expertise combined with industry-leading delivery capability.

Travel is an integral part of this position; candidates must be willing and able to travel within the UK as much as is required by the needs of our customers and our business. Although not frequent, this could also involve international assignments. 

In return we offer a very comprehensive package including a market leading salary, private healthcare, pension, an extended benefits allowance of £1,900 and a performance related bonus

You’ll have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development, including continuing professional technology training and management training. 
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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