Ottawa, Toronto

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Job Description

Are you ready to tackle some of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity? 

Distinctive experiences. Limitless learning. Ambitious growth. That’s what you get when you choose to join and build your career at Avanade.  

At Avanade, cybersecurity consultants are innovators, risk-takers, and challengers of the status quo. If you love the idea of helping some of the world’s biggest companies solve complex Cloud and Network Security business challenges, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.  


About the Role in Our Security Practice: 

As a Cloud & Network Security Architect/Manager, 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 theSecurity space. Together, let’s transform cybersecurity.  


About You: 

You are a Cloud & Network Security Architect/Manager,interested in joining our security practice, and are: 

  • -Experienced in consulting and advisory discussions with clients and other consulting firms   

  • -Talented in designing and implementing technology solutions    

  • -Experienced in working with or leading medium to large teams   

  • -Able to collaborate within a large global organization    

  • -You take full accountability to lead and manage projects, providing operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination. 

  • -You create and implement work plans for assigned projects, programs and clients against established operational objectives 

  • -You lead small to medium project general design and delivery (solution architecture and associated infrastructure or business and functional requirements) 

  • -Bilingual - French (Preferred)


Client impact 

  • -You solve complex problems that consistently span work domains, requiring considerable judgement of contextual factors. 

  • -You have wide latitude in approach to work, including ability to reshape work plans, guided by professional best practices and domain expertise. 

  • -You develop a strong client relationship and contribute to sales outcomes. 

  • -You work independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives. 

  • -You orchestrate the development lifecycle and facilitate building specialty skills as required by the project. You ensure that quality tools and processes are in place and are implemented by the development team. 

  • -You act as a Delivery Lead/ Technical Architect for small and medium projects 


What We Need: 

Subject matter thought leader, who has experience working on the Microsoft platform along with:   

  • -Relevant experience in designing and implementing Cloud Security Controls and Cloud Network Controls 

  • -Good understanding of Network Virtual Appliances, Micro-segmentation, SASE and Infrastructure as Code 

  • -Knowledge of how to manage and govern cloud and network security controls within public and hybrid cloud architecture 

  • -Basic understanding of security, incident and event management solutions 

  •        -Microsoft Skills and Industry knowledge 

  • -Intune (MAM specifically) 

  • -Windows 10/11 

  • -Defender for Endpoint 

  • -Microsoft Azure (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) 

  • -Microsoft Azure Security 

  • -Azure Networking (Firewall/WAF/NSG/Network Virtual Appliances) 

  • -Microsoft Defender 

  • -Microsoft Azure Active Directory 

  • -Cloud adoption framework – Landing zone 

  • -Azure Security baseline 


Preferred Certifications 

  • -Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate (MS-500) 

  • -SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals 


Our Benefits: 

  • -Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (17 of the last 20 years) 

  • -Exceptional development and training to help you understand Microsoft's broader Security, Compliance, and Identity (SCI) ecosystem 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 

  • -Reward and recognition program 

  • -Full benefits package including medical coverage, income protection policy, extended benefits, bonus program, generous retirement plan, and much more. 



Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information, or any other protected status. 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

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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 young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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