Country:

Canada

Cities:

Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto

Area of expertise:

Security

Job Description

Are you ready to tackle some of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity?

Distinctive experiences. Limitless learning. Ambitious growth. That’s what you get when you choose to join and build your career at Avanade.


At Avanade, cybersecurity consultants are innovators, risk-takers, and challengers of the status quo. If you love the idea of helping some of the world’s biggest companies solve complex Cloud and Network Security business challenges, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.  

 

About the Role in Our Security Practice: 


Do you love living in the cloud? So do we!

As a Security Lead/Manager – Eastern Canada, you will play an active role in transforming our clients’ approach to cloud security across both public, and hybrid cloud services. The Security Manager is responsible for leading the development of information security architecture and ensuring technology initiatives are implemented within the framework to make our client’s cloud environments more secure. The Security Manager is accountable for securing enterprise information by identifying network and application security requirements, planning, implementing and testing security controls and procedures.

Join us and establish yourself as a Leader in the Security space. Together, let’s transform cybersecurity.  


Day-to-day, you will

  • Assist national security lead with pre-sales, sales and solutioning in Eastern Canada
  • Identify business regulatory and compliance requirements and align those with security controls
  • Provide Solution Architecture and technical support to sales team
  • Work closely with enterprise architects to identify and mitigate risks, perform security reviews, design top tier security practices, and deliver strategic, innovative cloud-based security offerings.
  • Propose, design, plan and execute strategic and tactical operational security objectives.
  • Perform deep analysis and develop metrics that measure current risk
  • Perform security and maturity assessments to identify gaps and improvement opportunities
  • Perform discovery and analysis of a client’s current and target state
  • Identify appropriate technology/data sources and drive the collection of data necessary to effectively evaluate threats.
  • Communicate threat intelligence and vulnerability management options
  • Meet with clients and lead workshops


About You: 

You are a Security Lead/Manager, interested in joining our security practice, and are: 

  • Experienced in consulting and advisory discussions with clients and other consulting firms   
  • Talented in designing and implementing technology solutions    
  • Experienced in working with or leading medium to large teams   
  • Able to collaborate within a large global organization    
  • You take full accountability to lead and manage projects, providing operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination.
  • You create and implement work plans for assigned projects, programs and clients against established operational objectives
  • You lead small to medium project general design and delivery (solution architecture and associated infrastructure or business and functional requirements)
  • You are willing to travel to our client locations as needed.


Client impact

  • You solve complex problems that consistently span work domains, requiring considerable judgement of contextual factors.
  • You have wide latitude in approach to work, including ability to reshape work plans, guided by professional best practices and domain expertise.
  • You develop a strong client relationship and contribute to sales outcomes.
  • You work independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives.
  • You orchestrate the development lifecycle and facilitate building specialty skills as required by the project. You ensure that quality tools and processes are in place and are implemented by the development team.
  • You act as a Delivery Lead/ Technical Architect for small and medium projects

What We Need: 

Subject matter thought leader, who has a solid foundation across Microsoft Technology Stack and Azure Security Offerings and the ability to communicate Security and risk-related concepts to key partners along with experience with the following

  • Experience with and/or deep understanding of securing Microsoft collaboration stack including M365, EMS (Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility)
  • At least 5 years of experience designing, supporting, and upgrading Active Directory environments.
  • Data Lost Prevention, Microsoft Defender Suite
  • Architecture and security management
  • Solid grasp of security standard methodologies
  • Securing network and enterprise cloud applications
  • Privileged access management technologies
  • Security frameworks, such as NIST RMF, NIST CSF, ISO 27001/2
  • Creating security frameworks, SIRRP process and/or forensic handling methods
  • Knowledge of host hardening, auditing, logging and monitoring, network security, SEIM deployments, security analytics, anomaly detections, PKI
  • Market understanding of industry trends for cybersecurity, risk & threat intelligence, and governance
  • Proven implementation of cloud security models, particularly identity, network, and encryption
  • Demonstrated understanding of Microsoft security technologies and strategy
  • Program management skills and solution support for security transformation/implementation programs
  • Business case development skills for justifying, prioritizing & forecasting the funding requirements for security programs and initiatives


Preferred certifications (not required)

CISSP, CISM, CCSP, CSSLP, or

Microsoft AZ-103, AZ-300, AZ-301, AZ-500, AZ-900, MS-100, MS-101 MS-500, MS-900


Bilingual French speaking is preferred.

Montreal is the preferred location.

You likely have a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology, or a similar field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for a degree.


Our Benefits: 

  • Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (17 of the last 20 years) 
  • Exceptional development and training to help you understand Microsoft's broader Security, Compliance, and Identity (SCI) ecosystem 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 
  • Reward and recognition program 
  • Full benefits package including medical coverage, income protection policy, extended benefits, bonus program, generous retirement plan, and much more.  


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

 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 


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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 www.avanade.com