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Welcome to Avanade, where we do what matters.

Do you have a passion for providing people with a good security experience? So do we.

Working on some of the largest and bleeding-edge projects and clients, the role of the Microsoft Cloud Security Architect is customer-facing to play an active role in transforming our client’s Security on their Microsoft platforms by building trust with our clients and supporting our teams through successful deliveries. If you have deep technical skills and experience in designing and implementing Microsoft Security solutions within Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure and through the Windows Server suite, this role is for you.

About The Role

As Azure Cloud Security Architect, you will play an active role in transforming our clients’ approach to cloud security across both public, and hybrid cloud services. Join us and establish yourself as a Leader in the security space.

What else? 

At Avanade, we are at our best when we collaborate across our global network of talent. We’re dedicated to supporting our teams in working together, to find the ways in which increased flexibility works for them, and how work gets done. As a Security Architect, Manager level, you will work with a supportive and well-established team of over 90 Security professionals across UK&I. We all share the same enthusiasm and passion for continuous development, so we are proud of knowledge-sharing and a supportive team. Internally, you will be part of the Security Leadership team and help define the strategy of the Security TC.

About You As a Cloud Security Architect:

  • You know your clients’ data, security and availability needs inside and out. You have a unique ability to approach their problems from every angle and work with them side-by-side from the earliest groundwork to the final experience. 
  • You will deliver transformative projects which define strategy, address technology issues, optimize business processes and controls, provide assurance, strengthen resilience capabilities, and reduce security risks

We seek people who understand how to design and implement cloud security improvement strategies. The ability to move a client to a secure future state through control assessment, risk management, technology and solution selection, governance and impactful strategy is a core requirement. We believe in hiring consulting specialists, ex-technologists, people from industry, people from pre-sales, academics, those who have branched out, and more.

Your Skills :

  • You have delivered, or supported, a range of cloud security related projects specific to Microsoft Platforms. You understand best practice cloud principles, technologies, processes, and current industry technologies, threats, and trends well.
  • You can advise on and define cloud architecture for Microsoft Platforms, suitable technology and solutions for client needs, cloud security control requirements, availability, data security, network security, suitable benchmarks, monitoring, and management of cloud security risks.
  • You are comfortable making recommendations to clients and have experience engaging with medium - large organisations.

Your Experience

  • You have proven experience working with a broad range of security and cloud standards such as ISO27017, CIS, Azure Benchmark etc. SME knowledge in a couple of industry sector and technical control areas (e.g. Network Security in FS) is a plus.
  • You have proven technical knowledge with Microsoft Security and Compliance, Sentinel, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Network Security (e.g. NSG / ASG) and CI/CD security practices.
  • You know the wider Azure eco-system (e.g. Data Factory, Dataverse), and security baseline configurations.
  • You display strong consulting expertise – Stakeholder engagement, report writing, project management, sales enablement etc.
  • You can conduct cloud security and risk assessments, define strategy, form recommendations and are able to present to client stakeholders.


Advanced Microsoft Security Certifications (e.g. SC-100, SC-200).

Industry recognised certifications (e.g. CISSP, CCSP, CISM, SANS).

What we offer

This is a superb opportunity to be in a rewarding role, that offers ongoing training! Avanade pays for all Microsoft certifications and recognises your dedication by offering you a strong career path. You will have exposure to working on complex but exciting projects using various Microsoft stack technologies. We are encouraging our employees to cross-train and develop their skills around different Microsoft technologies You’ll have ample career growth and personal development opportunities, including ongoing professional technology training and management training.


  • Reward and Recognition scheme including annual bonus
  • Wide benefits package , including Private Medical Cover
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally
  • Dedicated career manager to encourage your progression
  • Engaged and helpful co-workers genuinely interested in you
  • We are looking for people with a real passion, dynamic approach and enthusiasm for technology!

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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 59,000 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 people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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