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Are you ready to tackle some of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity? Distinctive experiences. Limitless learning. Ambitious growth. At Avanade, cybersecurity Architects 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.

Come join us

As a Cloud Security Solution 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. Together, let’s transform cybersecurity.
Together we do what matters.

What you’ll do

  • Lead and manage projects, providing operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination.
  • Create and implement work plans for assigned projects, programs, and clients against established operational objectives.
  • Lead small to medium project general design and delivery solution architecture and associated infrastructure or business and functional requirements. You develop a strong client relationship and contribute to sales outcomes.
  • Work independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives.
  • Orchestrate the development lifecycle and facilitate building specialty skills as required by the project. Ensure that quality tools and processes are in place and are implemented by the development team.
  • Act as a Delivery Lead/ Technical Architect for small and medium projects.
  • Design and implement technology solutions.
  • Design and Implement Security Architectures: Develop, design, and implement security architectures and strategies within a Microsoft Azure and Office 365 setting.
  • Risk Assessment: Conduct risk assessments of proposed cloud applications and services, providing security recommendations.
  • Security Policies and Procedures: Develop and maintain security policies, procedures, and controls related to the cloud environment.
  • Evaluate and assess emerging cloud security technologies and external security threats.

Skills and experiences

  • Experience in designing and implementing Cloud Security Controls and Cloud Network Controls.
  • Solid understanding of Network Virtual Appliances, Micro-segmentation, SASE and Infrastructure.
  • Manage and govern cloud and network security controls within public and cloud architecture.
  • 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
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate (MS-500) Preferred Certification
  • SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Preferred Certification
  • Microsoft Azure and Office 365: Extensive experience with Microsoft Azure and Office 365 is required. Certifications such as Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate (or similar) would be beneficial.
  • Cloud Security: Proven experience in designing and implementing security solutions for cloud-based applications, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Security Frameworks: Knowledge of information security standards such as ISO 27001/27002, NIST, and CIS benchmarks.
  • Risk Assessment: Experience conducting risk assessments, vulnerability management, and third-party risk assessments.
  • Incident Response: Experience in incident response management and conducting investigations into security breaches.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

About you

  • Consultative, collaborative, relationship builder
  • Resilient, adaptable, flexible
  • Intellectually curious and passionate about tech
  • Convincing storyteller and engaging content creator

Enjoy your Career

Some of the best things about working at Avanade

  • Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (14 years in a row), with exceptional development and training (minimum 80 hours per year for training and paid certifications)
  • Real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally
  • Dedicated career advisor to encourage your growth.
  • Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you.

Find out more about some of our benefits here

A great place to work

As you bring your skills and abilities to Avanade, you’ll get distinctive experiences, limitless learning, and ambitious growth in return. As we continue to build our diverse and inclusive culture, we become even more innovative and creative, helping us better serve our clients and our communities. You’ll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor, and guide you, but to also lean on your expertise. You get a company purpose-built for business-critical, leading-edge technology solutions, committed to improving the way humans work, interact, and live. It’s all here, so take a closer look!

We work hard to provide an inclusive, diverse culture with a deep sense of belonging for all our employees. Visit our Inclusion & Diversity page

Create a future for our people that focuses on

• Expanding your thinking • Experimenting courageously • Learning and pivoting

Inspire greatness in our people by

• Empowering every voice • Encouraging boldness • Celebrating progress

Accelerate the impact of our people by

• Amazing the client • Prioritizing what matters • Acting as one

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To learn more about the types of projects our Security team works on check out these case studies :

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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