Ottawa, Toronto

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Do you have a passion for ensuring your clients are prepared and ready to respond to todays most advanced security threat? Want to create value utilizing Modern Workplace and turn your ideas into human impact? So do we.

At Avanade our vision is to be the leading innovator for Modern Workplace and Employee Experience by end of 2023, creating impactful and motivational experiences through the power of the Microsoft ecosystem. We help clients to re-imagine their modern workplace to help increase productivity, responsiveness, and security. Digital disruption is opening up more opportunities for businesses to connect with their customers and the ever-evolving threat landscape is attempting to get in the way of our clients being able to make the most of this new way of working.

Unlocking the Employee Experience removes cultural barriers, unlocks new sources of value and drives sustainable growth. The Modern Workplace Solution Area brings this vision to reality through three focused offerings - Platform Modernization, Managed Services, and Value Realization

With your vision and ability to steer clients toward new ways of thinking, we can open excellent career opportunities for you. If you have deep technical skills and experience in designing and implementing Microsoft Security solutions, both within Microsoft 365, and Identity platforms such as Active Directory and also extended experience with IT Infrastructure and cloud platform solutions this role is for you!

Why Avanade? Because there is no place like this!

We have two parent companies that give us a strong Microsoft ecosystem with space to be ourselves. People who thrive here are motivated, interested in learning and genuinely have a desire to be the best at what they do. If that sounds like you, then we’re the perfect match. You’ll have access to the latest technology in the Microsoft ecosystem, partnering with some of the biggest and best companies across the world and some seriously smart people to work with to make career-defining things happen. If you want to get even better at what you do and transform businesses from the inside out, there’s no better place. In the Avanade Canada region, you get the opportunity to work with the latest technology in socially beneficial projects. Additionally, we help you reach your full potential so that you grow and develop with Avanade.

Day to day you will

Work on some of the largest and leading-edge projects and clients; the role of the Platform Modernization and Workplace Security - Offering Lead is a mixture of security solutions pre-sales as well as to be customer-facing and to play an active role in transforming our client’s Security and Platform Modernization on their Microsoft platforms by building trust with our clients and leading our teams through successful deliveries. You will support the definition and lead the implementation of the Area Workplace Platform Modernization Portfolio go to market strategy and business plan, with the aim of establishing Avanade as the market leader for Modern Workplace and Employee Experience by end of 2023, and achieving agreed performance targets. You will be responsible for supporting critical Modern Workplace deals and to providing solutioning support to Operating Group and Account teams to help them win and grow our Modern Workplace business.

The role will involve architecting and estimating security solution and innovate, adapt, and augment Modern Workplace Platform solutions and ensuring they are deliverable. We expect you to be present and a trusted expert leading and guiding our teams in the delivery of the solutions you and the other members encounters throughout the project life cycle. You should be comfortable with project delivery from performing discovery, analysis, design, build, test and deployment of solutions. of Security Risk to our clients and our colleagues, helping them to identify and mitigate risk with innovative security solutions. You will also help innovate, adapt and augment Modern Workplace Platform solutions, assets, accelerators methods and tools to help Avanade lower the cost of sale and delivery

You should be comfortable leading workshops and presenting to large audiences, demonstrating your thought leadership. You should be passionate about supporting and developing other members of the team, both junior and senior, helping them to know what you know, and learning from others that understand things that you may not.

As the Offering Lead, you will be responsible for the performance of the Workplace Security and Platform Modernization offering from a sales and revenue perspective, therefore it is key that you are able to engage the business and our clients with your offering, growing sales and revenue year on year in line with growth targets. You will identify, and execute investments needed to enhance Workplace Platform Modernization pipeline, client portfolio, capabilities, sales, and revenues in the Candian market and manage budget against assigned Area metrics; provide forecasting and sales pipeline analysis to support processes.

Is this you or could it be with the help of our unlimited learning?

You offer clients the kind of security that improves the way they operate, designing and deploying creative security solutions that protect identities and their information whilst enable flexible working. You are an experienced IT infrastructure and cloud platform solution architect, with a track record of sales generation, solution engineering and delivery leadership. You are a creative problem solver, always thinking ahead and spotting risks. With a business and experience focus, you uncover and prevent cyber threats to protect businesses from risks whilst delivering improved ways of working. Your professional skill sets likely include

  • SME knowledge of the Microsoft-based modern workplace technology platforms and services including Azure Active Directory, Microsoft365 (Office365, Windows10/11 and Enterprise Mobility + Security), Desktop as a Service (Windows365, Azure Virtual Desktop), Endpoint Management (Intune, AutoPilot, SCCM, MEM) and an appreciation of Evergreen IT, Operating Models and IT Governance and an appreciation of RPA, AI and MR
  • Developed solutions focused on three or more of the following topics: Workplace Platform Architecture, IT or Technology Platform Transformation; IT Managed Services; Enterprise Architecture; Workplace Security; Employee Experience; Organizational Change Management; Cost Reduction
  • Strong consulting / project-based background with experience of complex global workplace modernization programs consisting of multiple workstreams, on-prem to cloud and/or cloud-to-cloud content migration as well as assessing and managing the associated opportunity and risk
  • Ability to effectively team with peers in a large, matrixed organization, including experience with onshore, near-shore and off-shore delivery teams
  • Good presentation skills with an ability to talk to engineers / technology architects within the client organization
  • 8 years+ of relevant technology expertise, going deep and wide on architecture, including solution sales creation, solution and delivery management particularly within a consultancy or systems integrator.

You are a leader in the space of Workplace Security and Platform Modernization with a deep understanding of the project and solutions lifecycle, designing and estimating solutions that not just meet our client’s needs, but far exceed their expectations.

Ideally you have a track record of architecting and delivering complex workplace platforms for client organizations that have contributed directly to, or enabled, improved customer/ employee experience, profitability, responsiveness, reputational enhancement and top talent retention. You have deep industry knowledge covering two or more of the following: Banking, Insurance, Products, Retail, Energy, Utilities, Health and Public Sector.

A sneak peak of our benefits we offer 

  • Exceptional development and training with a minimum 80 hours/year of training and paid certifications
  • Dedicated Career Adviser to support you during your Avanade career and works together with you to create a personal development plan
  • Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you, a culture that is inclusive
  • Full benefits package including medical coverage, RRSP, bonus program, and much more!
  • Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year 16 years in a row
  • 24,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology
  • 90+ Microsoft partner awards.

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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. 

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