Country:

Ireland

Cities:

Dublin

Area of expertise:

Security

Job Description

At Avanade, cybersecurity consultants are innovators, risk-takers, and challengers of the status quo. If you’re an experienced Cyber Defense consultant, who can help our clients solve complex Cyber Defense business challenges, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

 
Come join us

In a client-facing consultancy role, you will work on exciting projects that transform our client’s Cyber Defense strategy and operations through the design and implementation of predominantly Microsoft Threat Protection technologies. As a member of our security practice, you will work for both Avanade and Accenture clients, ranging from medium to large global enterprise clients. Join a curious and diverse team that’s passionate about next-gen tech and establish yourself as a Leader in the Cyber Defense space. Together, let’s transform cybersecurity.
Together we do what matters.


What you’ll do:

  • Design and implement Anti-Virus and Endpoint Detection and Response solutions to protect, detect and response to cyber incidents on endpoints across all major operating systems.
  • Protect email, instant messaging, and collaboration platforms from malicious attacks, such as Phishing as well as from more sophisticated attacks such as Spear Phishing, Business Email Compromise, and identity theft.
  • Perform use case development and rules that can be applied to consolidate events across disparate systems and used to identify an attack chain across systems.
  • Design. Implement, and integrate security incidents and even management solutions into Security Operations with a particular focus on Azure Sentinel expertise.
  • Use case development and rules that can be applied to consolidate events across disparate systems and used to identify an attack chain across systems.
  • Perform threat hunting across endpoints, identities, networking, cloud, and collaboration platforms.
  • Threat Analysis: Analyze and identify potential threats to the organization’s Microsoft systems and applications.
  • Security Strategy: Develop and implement security strategies tailored to Microsoft technologies.
  • Incident Response: Respond to cybersecurity incidents, conduct forensic investigations, and mitigate threats.
  • Security Assessments: Conduct regular security assessments of Microsoft systems and applications to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Reporting: Prepare reports on the status of security posture of Microsoft technologies.

Skills and experiences

  • A good understanding of threat modelling, risk and how to mitigate the risks concerning applications, both from internal and external threat actors.
  • A deep understanding of incident response processes and techniques for cyber recovery.
  • A deep understanding of security operations centers, their functions and roles.
  • A good understanding of the Microsoft platforms across Windows, Microsoft 365 and Azure.
  • Experienced in managed security services, incident response and security advisory.
  • A good understanding of techniques and approaches used by threat actors to compromise companies.
  • A good understanding of the MITRE ATT&CK framework and how it can be applied to help customers improve their cyber defense.
  • A good understanding of the business, privacy, security, and compliance challenges surrounding client data and able to articulate and understand the types of assets that would be seen as valuable and susceptible to attack.
  • Microsoft Technologies: Extensive experience with various Microsoft technologies such as Azure, Office 365, Windows Server, Active Directory, etc. and a focus on Sentinel and related technologies
  • Cybersecurity: Proven experience in cybersecurity, preferably in a consulting role.
  • Certifications: Relevant certifications such as Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate, Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate, CISSP, CISM, etc.
  • Incident Response: Experience in incident response and digital forensics.
  • Risk Assessment: Experience in conducting risk assessments and audits.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work well in a team and collaborate with various stakeholders.

About you

Characteristics that can spell success for this role
  • Consultative, collaborative, relationship builder
  • Resilient, adaptable, flexible
  • Intellectually curious and passionate about Microsoft Technologies (M365 Threat Protection (Security Center, MCAS, Defender for endpoint, Office 365, Identity, Sentinel)
  • Problem-solver, patient and quality-driven
  • Self-motivating
  • Innovative mindset
  • You have an eye on the future, you are aware of emerging technologies in the Cyber Defense space

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 communities. You’ll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor, and guide you, and to 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


Learn more

To learn more about the types of projects our Security team works on check out this information:

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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 www.avanade.com