Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Job Description

Do you see opportunities in change? So do we.

We think big and achieve, knowing we have a global team of people who are just as passionate about innovating as we are. That’s why growth at Avanade doesn’t have to look like a traditional ascent up the career ladder (although that is an option). We welcome people to go deep into their specialities and to embrace agility and go after new skills in different areas of the business. Together we go beyond.

About the opportunity

As the Regional Security Lead for Australia, you’ll provide consultative security services to help clients protect their information, critical infrastructures, applications, and key business processes against cyber threats. As an established security leader, you will support the sales team in driving new business initiatives and innovations to increase our position within the Australian market. You not only understand security and risk management, and the impact it has on business, you’re able to devise solutions to enable compliance and appropriate risk mitigation for clients.

Within the role, you’ll be responsible for security discussions to complement solutions in progress, support awareness on security opportunities within existing offerings (identity, network, etc.) and increase presence of security services in future solution plans. After completing deals in partnership with sales, you’ll encourage collective efforts to meet strategic goals for clients, translating high-level strategies into more localized strategies for the delivery team.

What you’ll love doing

  • Interact with and provide guidance to existing and potential clients, as well as sales team members, to alleviate issues relating to security and risk management, including upselling other opportunities to include security
  • Be as a Security Ambassador this region working with Partners, clients and different stakeholders influencing security sales and revenue in every opportunity.
  • Manage and own Security pipeline, qualify deals and track them through sales closure.
  • Possess a rich consulting experience, ability to understand customer’s security posture and propose right security recommendations as a guided advisor.
  • Identify and assess complex security problems for both potential and existing clients, ensuring alignment with Accenture Security, including establishing indirect pipeline
  • Set strategic direction to establish near-term and long-term goals for security across region
  • Program manage and solution support security transformation and security implementation programs
  • Participate in business case development with clients to support justification for security program investment

What technical skills are we’re interested in you having

  • Experience in both methodology and identification tools for risks and security threats
  • Subject matter expertise and domain knowledge for key frameworks, including but not limited to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Proven implementation of cloud security models, particularly identity, network, and encryption, as well as operating systems, database platforms, web technologies, firewalls and programming languages
  • Capacity to effectively convey security risks to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience with the provision of advisory services in large scale technology projects working effectively with clients and partners across all levels
  • Demonstrated understanding of Microsoft security technologies and strategy.

We don’t expect you tick every box. What’s important is that you help us to understand what your core strengths are and, that you’ll be excited to learn and develop in areas if you need to.

What you can expect from us

  • Have the freedom to choose when and where you work (subject to client-expectations)
  • Take full advantage of 5 MyDays off a year to relax, rebalance and focus on your health and wellbeing or honour your personal cultural beliefs
  • Go ahead and swap out an Australian public holiday for a My Cultural Day holiday or event
  • Your wellbeing matters to us. That’s why you’ll receive $2,000 pa to help you, take care of you
  • Leave for all occasions including 18 weeks paid parental leave, purchasing additional leave, gender

You must be an Australian citizen to be eligible for the role. This role requires direct contact with Avanade clients as well as attendance in person at Avanade workplaces and other company-sponsored meetings and events.  In order to comply with our client requirements and Avanade’s own health and safety obligations, this role requires the Applicant to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.  Proof of vaccination will be required during the application process.  Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical or religious reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation.

Avanade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, 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 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