United Kingdom


Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

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Job Description



Avanade has a bold ambition to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft, making a genuine human impact for our clients, our people and our communities. We want to grow – as a business, in pushing the boundaries of innovation, as an employer that embraces diversity, as a positive force in people’s lives. 

This ambition of a continuously evolving business make direction at Avanade a rewarding career and we are on search mission for an enthusiastic Microsoft Managed Desktop Consultant to join us at Manager level.

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, we want to hear from you!

About the role

You will become part of our diverse and accomplished Infrastructure community, working with the latest Microsoft 365 technologies, helping deliver high quality, bespoke solutions to our clients
Working on some of the largest and leading-edge projects, the purpose is to be customer facing and play an active role in large scale desktop transformation and deployment projects for our customers. This will involve delivering throughout the complete project lifecycle including design, build, test and deployment.  

About you

You are experienced in Microsoft Managed Desktop and naturally have a strong foundation in core Microsoft infrastructure technologies. You can demonstrate prior experience and subject matter expertise in large scale desktop transformation and deployment projects (2000+ seats) where organizations have migrated from one version of desktop operating system to another. You also come from a consulting background with good customer facing skills

As a Microsoft Managed Desktop Manager, you will have experience in the following:

Enterprise Experience in Deploying Microsoft Managed Desktop
Windows 10 / 11 Client Management
Management of Microsoft Managed Desktop with InTune
Application Deployment to Microsoft Managed Desktop using InTune
Management and Deployment of M365 suite.
Knowledge of Azure Active Directory / AAD Connect for Authentication
SCEP or PKCS certificate Deployment
An understanding of using Cloud Printing such as MS Universal Print & Non-Microsoft Cloud Printing Solutions

Expertise in any of the following areas is also highly desirable: Azure I/PaaS, Windows Virtual Desktop, Teams, Exchange Server, Active Directory 

As a Manager you bring the following skills:

You can communicate and present complex information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, verbally and in written form.
Lead large & small project teams involved in the delivery of Microsoft Managed Desktop
Manage client relationships to ensure successful delivery, taking responsibility for project reporting and budget tracking.
Act as the overall architect and provide deep subject matter expertise in Microsoft Managed Desktop, Windows 10 / 11, Enterprise Mobility & Security.
You have experience engaging with the client to gather and advise on their requirements, writing high level and detailed designs as well as define architectural topologies.
Maintain strong working knowledge of the Microsoft 365 service, and all required tools and products.

Benefits we offer

Flexible Work Policy, Flexible Bank Holiday policy, Income Protection Policy
Private Medical+Dental Cover, 33 weeks full pay maternity leave, 2 weeks paternity leave, 
STI Bonus, extended benefits, Employee Share Purchase Plan, generous pension plan 
80 hours per annum studying towards Microsoft Certifications
Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally.
A dedicated Career Advisor to coach you and support your progression within the company.
Engaged and helpful co-workers genuinely interested in your growth.
Genuine focus on you as an individual – we help you discover your true potential and support you in growing your career and horizons. 

About Avanade

12-time winner of Microsoft Partner of the Year.
24,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology.
90-plus Microsoft partner awards.
18 Gold Competencies.

Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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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