Melbourne, Sydney

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Job Description

Avanade is looking for a drivenCloud 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 business challenges across the business to employee, business to business, and business to customer spaces.  


About the Role:   


In a client-facing role, you will be engaged on some of the most exciting, complex, and leading-edge projects. You will play an active role in transforming our client’s cybersecurity solutions and operations through the design and implementation of Microsoft technologies, with a focus on the Microsoft Azure and 365 


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 organisation 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 Cybersecurity space. Avanade will broaden your solutioning and delivering experience with large and global cybersecurity opportunities, as well as gain the knowledge and experience of Microsoft’s broader Security, Compliance, and Identity (SCI) ecosystem, which is already recognised as a world-leading integrated security platform, of which Identity is at the very centre.   


As a Security Architect you are responsible for leading the development of information security architecture and ensuring technology initiatives are implemented within the framework to make our client’s cloud environments more secure. You are securing enterprise information by identifying network and application security requirements, planning, implementing and testing security controls and procedures. You will be customer facing and will play an active role in transforming our client’s Security through designing and implementing Security technologies on-premises and in the cloud. 


Day-to-day, you will: 

  • Work closely with enterprise architects to identify and mitigate risks, perform security reviews, design top tier security practices, and deliver strategic, innovative cloud-based security offerings. 
  • Propose, design, plan and execute strategic and tactical operational security objectives. 
  • Perform deep analysis and develop metrics that measure current risk 
  • Develop proposal, respond to RPF and present solutions 
  • Identify appropriate technology/data sources and drive the collection of data necessary to effectively evaluate threats. 
  • Communicate threat intelligence and vulnerability management options 
  • Analysing threats and current security controls to identify gaps in current defensive posture 


Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements: 

You should have a strong foundation across Microsoft technology stack and Azure security offerings. You effectively communicate security and risk-related concepts to key stakeholders and have a good understanding of industry trends for cybersecurity, risk & threat intelligence, and governance. Your experience includes (but is not limited to) the following: 

  • Enterprise Mobility and Security Suite (EM+S), Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Intune 
  • Cloud and Infrastructure Security, Network Security (not limited to Azure Networking) 
  • Azure Key Vault, Azure Defender, Azure Sentinel, Log Analytics 
  • Security frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, NIST 800-53, OWASP, ISM 
  • Knowledge of host hardening, auditing, logging and monitoring, network security, SEIM deployments, security analytics, anomaly detections, PKI 


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: 

  • Exposure to proven experience in the design and implementation of Cloud Security Architecture Design and Defining Controls for Cloud Security 
  • Proven understanding of ISM Compliance, Essential Eight  
  • Understanding to proven experience of Microsoft Defender, Azure Security Posture AND Azure Sentinel SIEM. 
  • Understanding to proven experience designing Cyber Ark Privilege Access Management & implementing role-based Access controls  
  • Understanding to proven experience and understanding of vulnerability management using tools like Qualys, GFI etc.  
  • Understanding of and proven experience infrastructure components like Firewalls (Palo Alto, Checkpoint, etc), ExpressRoute, virtual networking, route tables etc.  
  • Understanding of and proven experience with Infra / Security as a Code using Azure DevOps /Terraform/Bicep/SOAR Playbooks, Workbooks and ARM templates.  

Additionally, candidates should demonstrate knowledge, experience, and ideally hold certifications in the following areas: 

  • CISSP 
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • Microsoft Security Certification Series – SC-300, or MS-500/ AZ-500 


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  
  • 18 weeks paid Parental Leave benefit - available for both parents regardless of gender and fully applicable to same-sex families – and can be taken in a range of flexible ways to suit each family’s 
  • MyDays - 5 days of leave each year - this benefit supports Avanade's commitment to promoting a healthy balance between work and home life and it can also be taken to honour employees cultural beliefs. 
  • Gadget and Wellbeing allowance paid annually 


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 36,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at 

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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. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at