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Job Description

Avanade is looking to hire an experienced Cloud and Network Security Architect. This is predominantly a delivery-focused role with the opportunity to support on pre-sales activities. We provide the unique opportunity to help our clients solve complex and cutting-edge Cloud and Network Security business challenges, and you will have the opportunity to help shape their future Cloud and Network Security strategy (security advisory), help solution their future capabilities and introduce managed security services to help them operate and run their Cloud and Network Security services.

About the role

In this role, you will be working on some of the most exciting, complex and leading-edge projects. You will play an active role in transforming our clients’ approach to Security in the Cloud across both public, and hybrid cloud services. You will also have the opportunity to help to mature their security operations through designing and implementing new approaches, technologies and compliance frameworks to help clients manage and govern their cloud and network security footprint.

In this role you will provide solutions to complex business problems for area(s) of responsibility where analysis of situations requires an in depth knowledge of organizational objectives. You will be involved in setting strategic direction to establish near term goals for area of responsibility and interact with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture (which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters). You will have latitude in decision-making and determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments. Those decisions have a lasting impact on area of responsibility with the potential to impact outside area of responsibility.

As a member of Avanade’s security practice, you will be in a unique position to work for both Avanade and Accenture clients, ranging in size from medium to large global enterprise clients. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the entire Avanade organization by being a collaborative and knowledge-sharing individual, with the real opportunity to help shape the global Avanade security offerings as well as demonstrating your thought-leadership by producing blogs and articles for your region and for We actively encourage and provide opportunity to undertake innovation, training, and development to ensure you are always at the cutting-edge Microsoft Security technology and our vendor solutions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to establish yourself as a leader in the Cloud and Network Security space, learn how to solution deals across for our large and global client base, as well as gaining the knowledge and experience of Microsoft’s broader Security, Compliance and Identity (SCI) ecosystem, which is already recognized as a world-leading integrated security platform.

About You:

You are a Cloud and Network Security Architect interested in joining our rapidly growing Security practice, your skills may include some of the following soft skills as well as the technical skills we require:


  • You are experienced in leading medium to large projects and project teams.
  • You are experienced with managing deliverables and being responsible for delivering against critical milestones.
  • You have some experience in solution architecture and pre-sales deal shaping.
  • You have some experience in developing and maintaining long term strategic client relationships.

Important note: We are agnostic on the vendors you’ve worked with; we’re looking for your skills and capabilities in this area and a proven ability to learn new technology.

Ideally, you would have had experience working on the Microsoft platform, however we can provide focused training to the right candidates who can demonstrate their passion, experience and thought leadership in this space. To hit the ground running, your skills may include:

  • Proven experience in designing and implementing Cloud Security Controls to meet the compliance or industry best practice needs of clients.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing cloud native Network Security Controls following industry, security and compliance best practices.
  • Experience of Network Virtual Appliances, Micro-segmentation, SASE and Infrastructure as Code.
  • Proven understanding of how to manage and govern cloud and network security controls within public and hybrid cloud architectures.
  • Proven understanding of the business, privacy, security, and compliance challenges surrounding the secure development lifecycle and a passion for solving these challenges for clients.
  • A good understanding of threat modelling, risk and how to mitigate the risks concerning applications, both from internal and external threat actors.
  • With an eye to the future, you are aware of emerging technologies in the Cloud & Network security space.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding and exciting Security practice, with the opportunity to expand your proven delivery experience into the area of pre-sales and solutioning and you will be exposed to large, global enterprise clients, with some of the most complex and enticing security problems to solve.

Benefits We Offer:

  • Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (17 of the last 20 years!)
  • Exceptional development and training with a minimum 80 hours/year of training and paid certifications
  • Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally
  • Dedicated career adviser to encourage your progression
  • Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you
  • Reward and recognition program
  • Benefits package (including medical coverage, life insurance, bonus program, and much more!)

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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 56,000 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 young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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