Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Want to build value with digital and turn your ideas into human impact? So do we.

There’s one in every group—the person who dreams big and has the motivation to bring their ideas to life, even as others might roll their eyes and prefer to play it safe. Are you that person? One who isn’t afraid to break the mold and who gets passionate about the power of digital to transform organisations and ways of working? Because we are building teams of people like that to help our clients unlock the power they need now and own what’s next.

We are breaking apart the traditional process of setting strategies and goals first, then finding technologies to achieve them. In the digital age, there’s no time for that linear process. We partner with clients to accelerate value from digital innovation by being ambitious, imaginative – and fast. We believe big and deliver personally. We relentlessly challenge, encourage, and support our client partners and each other.

Want the agility and energy of a start-up, backed by the resources of Accenture, Microsoft and the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT Sloan School of Management? Here you will find a team of people who thrive on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organizations around the globe. Ultimately, we’re not just making business better. We’re making life better for our client partners and their customers.

If that sounds like you, you sound good to us. Find your next opportunity at Avanade Advisory.


Avanade is seeking a Manager or a Group Manager to expand its Cyber Security Advisory/Strategy capabilities with a focus on digital identity. You will manage engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical mentorship on how technology enables a wide variety of business outcomes. You must possess exception analytical, interpersonal, and creative thinking capabilities.

The Security Advisory team provides strategic security advice and uses technology advancements (e.g., analytics, intelligent automation, etc.) to drive data and systems protection and security. We deliver our wide variety of Security Advisory services through a coordinated, collaborative approach between our clients and practitioners. You will be responsible for:

1.       Leading teams to deliver cybersecurity advisory engagements for our clients

2.       Sustainable growth of Avanade by shaping compelling sales propositions

3.       Uplifting our security advisory capability through meaningful practice development contributions, coaching and mentoring

You will regularly provide strategic advice to senior clients while providing technical, operational and people leadership of work efforts.

This role requires a deep knowledge and experience in delivering and leading Information Security programs, including Cyber Security Strategy; Digital Identity; IT Security Operations; Security Training and Awareness; IT General Controls Compliance and Audit Management; Data Privacy and IT Risk Management.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Engage with leadership and clients in strategic discussions to provide outstanding Cyber/ Security IT Strategy and industry guidance to maximize client’s long-term business objectives
  • Develop strong and lasting relationships with client executives, effectively sell follow on Security Advisory engagements
  • Shape security architectures for existing and proposed technologies
  • Partner with internal partners and clients on security risk programs
  • Assess information security risks on new and existing IT projects
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with top decision makers at key clients; organise and lead pursuit teams; participate and lead aspects of the proposal development process; contribute to the development of proposal pricing strategies
  • Convert strategic direction into operational goals
  • Support client engagements to identify creative Security solutions. Responsibilities include, among others, leading teams to create Security strategy, assessment, vision & roadmap, and business case work as well as deliver workshops and presentations
  • Identify key client Security issues and resolving client needs and supplementing the standard assessment techniques and tools with innovative approaches while leading technical teams in developing and supporting Clients’ IT Security Solutions
  • Manage current-state Security assessments through partner interviews and design workshops and support clients in Security transformations
  • Enthusiastically contribute towards industry specific offerings/ thought leadership development.
  • Promote a “high performance culture” of empowerment, accountability, and profitable growth
  • Contribute towards industry specific offerings as well as development of thought leadership
  • Collaborate with leadership/management in go to market strategies around Digital Identity, Information Security, Data Privacy, IT Compliance, IT Risk and Data Governance
  • Participate in internal and client-facing account management Security Strategy and Planning sessions and formal proposal presentation
  • Participate in the sales process while collaborating with team members with sales efforts including development of client proposals and pitch mechanics

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Ideally CISM certified or possess equivalent security certifications CISSP, GSEC, CISM OR CISA
  • Have 5+ years’ experience in information security or cyber related consulting positions (IT security manager, security auditor, security analysts) from a top management or IT professional services firm, with experience managing projects, budgets, and teams, as well as handling RFP with Sales Revenue and Sold Revenue management responsibilities.
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills as well as the capacity to deal with ambiguity.
  • Autonomous, positive thinker, highly flexible and willing to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with executive level clients, assessing partner’s goals and objectives and the ability to translate ideas into strategic and practical solution recommendations.
  • Previous cybersecurity consulting experience working on multiple workstreams/engagements in a highly matrixed external client facing environment, within a Security / Advisory practice
  • Autonomous, positive problem solver, highly flexible and willing to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong communication, presentation and facilitation skills.

Other desirable skills/ experience:

  • Knowledgeable of the Microsoft Identity and Access Management architecture and services
  • Risk management and compliance experience
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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. 

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