United States


Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Seattle

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Job Description

Title: North America Security Solution Lead - Cyber Defense


Avanade is seeking a Leader to further expand its Cyber Defense capabilities in North America. You will be the domain leader for engagements, advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how technology enables business outcomes in the Defense, MSSP, MxDR, and SOC/IR spaces. You must possess exceptional analytical, interpersonal, and creative thinking capabilities. You will need to be ambitious, enterprising and personable, possessing outstanding leadership skills, that allows you to assume a critical role in our security practice with an ability to scale over time.

The North America Security Solution Lead Cyber Defense involves leading the pre-sales solutioning and estimating security solutions, ensuring they are deliverable; and growing the skills and talent of the people that support this domain across North America and Global support teams.

Come join us:

If you have broad experience and experience providing strategy; designing and implementing solutions; and/or managed services around the Microsoft Security, Identity and Compliance platform, then this role is for you.

What you’ll do:

To be successful in the role:

·       Comfortable with full lifecycle of Cyber Defense Solutions (discovery / assessment, analysis, design, build, test, deployment, and managed services) including project delivery for advisory, transformation and managed Services engagements.

·       You should be a leader and trusted advisor to our clients, being a significant presence in any meeting, bringing the voice of Security to our clients and our colleagues, helping them to identify and mitigate security risks with innovative security solutions.

·       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 Security Solution Security Lead, you will be responsible for the performance domain from a sales, revenue, and profitability perspective; therefore, it is key that you are able to engage the business and our clients aligned with growth targets.

Skills and experiences: 

  • You have experience with different delivery models Advisory/Consulting vs Managed Services (MSSP/MSP, SOC/MxDR)
  • You understand what’s needed for practice development, establishing Go-To-Market campaigns and Capacity & Capability development plans.
  • You have experience in implementing Security Operations Center Solutions for multi cloud and hybrid cloud deployment models (SIEM/SOAR, XDR, EDR, NDR, etc.) Clear understanding of a SOC Incident Lifecycle, plus use automations and playbooks
  • Experience in offering development and thought leadership in the Cyber defense and response space.
  • You are a leader in the space of Cyber Defense with a deep understanding of the project and solutions lifecycle, designing and estimating solutions that not just meet our clients, but far exceed their expectations.
  • You have experience delivering strategy & roadmap advisory, to design and implementation consulting, and managed services with a variety of customers on the SOC Maturity
  • To supplement the technical knowledge, security solution lead will project delivery experience, come from a Consulting background with strong customer-facing skills, and the ability to understand their requirements and produce high quality written proposals.

About You: You have a deep and validated understanding of Microsoft Security technologies. You will be expected to demonstrate experience and deep expertise across some of the areas below:

  • As a leader within our growing Security Consulting and Managed Security Services practice, you should have experience working in a highly matrixed multi organization landscape, building, and developing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners additional provide governance and oversight on key projects.
  • Develop and cultivate senior client relationships in the clients Security function, including CISO level and other key security buyers, such as CIO’s.
  • You will lead and contribute to the growth and development of the Cyber defense practice.
  • Collaborate & lead on GTM offering and service creation, ideation through to development and sales enablement.
  • Play a leading role in business development / sales activities by working closely with account and sales teams to ensure proposition and solution alignment.

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 info:  

·       Avanade Security - Are you Doing Enough?

·       EDF Client Story | Avanade 

·       Zurich Client Story | Avanade 

·       A Catastrophic Cyber Event. Are You Ready? 

·       The New World of Decentralized Identity 


Interested in knowing what’s going on inside Avanade? Check out our blogs:  

·       Avanade Insights – exchange ideas that drive tomorrow’s innovation 

·       Inside Avanade – explore what life is like working at Avanade 



Compensation for roles at Avanade varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience. As required by local law, Avanade provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York, and Washington as set forth below and information on benefits offered is here.

Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role

California: $192,000-$236,000

Colorado: $174,000-$205,000

Washington: $200,000-$236,000

New York: $213,000-$251,000

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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. 

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