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Cybersecurity Defense Architect - Global Centre of Excellence

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Avanade’s Global Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is looking to hire an experienced Cyber Defense Architect for our Global Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.  This is predominantly a pre-sales and delivery focused role with the unique opportunity to help our clients solve complex and cutting-edge Cyber Defense Architect business challenges across their Cloud Providers, Microsoft 365 platform, end user devices and identity infrastructures. You will have the opportunity to help shape their future Cyber Defense and Security Operations strategy (Managed Security Services), as well as helping to solution their future capabilities you will have the opportunity to introduce managed security services in the form of Managed Cyber Defense and Managed Security Operations, to help them operate and detect, protect and response to security incidents 



About the Role: 

As a member of Avanade’s Global Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, you will be working on some of the most exciting, complex and leading-edge projects In this 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 Cyber Defense and Security Operations strategy, capabilities and operations through the design and implementation of predominantly Microsoft Defender and Sentinel based Extended Endpoint Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities. 


As Cyber CoE member you will be in a unique position within the business, where you are able to manage your time across both pre-sales, client delivery and able to make a change to the entire Avanade organisation through your offering development and thought leadership. We actively encourage innovation, training and development to ensure you are always at the cutting edge of Cyber Defense and Security Operations. What makes this role so unique, is that you are measured on your utilization of upto 70% of your time, as opposed to being a  traditional “chargeable” or “billable” resource. Instead you need only to support exciting client opportunities to achieve the goals of the role. The remaining 30% of your time is spent on asset and offering development and training, making this role truly flexible and attractive to those wanting a cutting edge Cyber Security role, which has a global impact on Avanade and it’s clients, whilst working flexibly and remotely. 


This is a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself into leader in the Cyber Defense space. You will learn how to deliver large and global Cyber Defense solutions, as well as gain the knowledge and experience of Microsoft’s broader Security, Compliance, and Identity ecosystem, which is already recognized as a world-leading integrated security platform. 


About You: 

You are a Cyber Defense Architect interested in joining our rapidly growing security practice. To hit the ground running, your skills include: 



  • Proven experience in the design and implementation of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint solutions to protect, detect and response to cyber incidents on endpoints across all major operating systems. 
  • Proven experience protecting in the design and implementation of Microsoft Defender for Microsoft 365, to 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. 
  • Proven experience with design and implementation of Microsoft Defender for Identity for user and entity behavioral analytics and how these services can be used to identify and defend against identity compromise. 
  • Proven experience of Microsoft Sentinel as the integrated security, incident and event management solution and it’s integration into Security Operations. 
  • Proven experience performing use case development and rules that can be applied to consolidate events across disparate systems and used to identify an attack chain across systems. 
  • Proven experience performing threat hunting across endpoints, identities, networking, cloud and collaboration platforms. 
  • A good understanding of threat modelling, risk and how to mitigate the risks concerning applications, both from internal and external threat actors. 
  • A good understanding of incident response processes and techniques for cyber recovery. 
  • A good 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. 
  • With an eye to the future, you are aware of emerging technologies in the Cyber Defense space. 


This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly-expanding and exciting security practice, with the opportunity to expand your proven delivery experience into the area of pre-sales and solutioning and you will be exposed to large, global enterprise clients, with some of the most complex and enticing security problems to solve. 

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 
  • Dedicated career adviser to encourage your progression 
  • Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you 
  • Reward and recognition program 
  • Full benefits package including medical coverage, income protection policy, extended benefits, bonus program, generous retirement plan, and much more! 


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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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