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Security Solutions Lead

Do you have a passion for ensuring your clients are prepared and ready to respond to today's most advanced security threat? So do we.  

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. Clients need improved, seamless security that provides a good employee and customer experience. That's what we'd love you to do for us. With your vision and ability to steer clients toward new ways of thinking, we can open up excellent career opportunities for you too.

If you have deep technical skills and experience in designing and implementing Microsoft Security solutions, within the Microsoft Azure and Application Developments platforms then this role is for you.

Working on some of the largest and bleeding-edge projects and clients; the role of the Microsoft Applications and Infrastructure Security Architect – Offering Lead role is a mixture of security offering development and leadership, solutions pre-sales as well as to be customer-facing and play an active role in transforming our client’s Security on their Microsoft platforms by building trust with our clients and leading our teams through successful deliveries.

As the Security Solutions Lead, you will be responsible for the performance of the Applications and Infrastructure Security offering from a sales and revenue perspective, therefore it is key that you can engage the business and our clients with your offering, growing sales and revenue year on year in line with growth targets.

About The Role

The Security Solutions Lead role involves leading the pre-sales solutioning and estimating of Cloud and App Security solutions, ensuring they are deliverable. Throughout the project lifecycle, we expect you to be a present and trusted expert leading and guiding our teams and the delivery of the solutions you and the other members of the Security Pre-Sales team have solutioned. You should be comfortable with project delivery from performing discovery, analysis, design, build, test and deployment of solutions. You should be a leader and trusted advisor to our clients, being a significant presence in any meeting, bringing the voice of Security Risk to our clients and our colleagues, helping them to identify and mitigate risk 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.

About You As a Security Solutions Lead

  • 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’re 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.
  • You’re a leader in the space of Cloud Security 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.
  • To supplement the technical knowledge, solution architect and project delivery experience, you come from a Consulting background with strong customer-facing skills, the ability to connect with customers and understand their requirements and produce high quality written proposals.
  • You will have a passion for growing your career and those around you. You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. As an Architect, you are willing and able to travel, potentially across several different clients.

Your Skills

You have a deep and validated understanding of Microsoft Security technologies. You will be expected to demonstrate experience and deep expertise across at least 4 of the areas below and to have fully working knowledge of all of the areas and how they interact: Azure Sentinel, Azure Security Centre, Cloud Networking Security including Zero Trust Security, Security Operations, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Microsoft Defender for Endpoints, Microsoft Cloud App Security, Active Directory, Azure Identity Management and Azure AD Premium and more.

As a leader within our growing Security Consulting practice, you have demonstrable security understanding and solution architecture experience in these areas is required: Cloud Security Networking (NGFW, DDOS, Zero Trust), Hybrid Identity, MFA, Cloud Security, SIEM, Endpoint detection and response, application security and devsecops.

Additionally, you can demonstrate knowledge, experience and hold at least 2 certifications in the following areas:

  • CSSP
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Microsoft Security Exams
  • Please list any other security qualifications

About You/ Scope of Responsibilities:

  • functional and technical design documents.

Additional responsibilities for leaders:

Benefits We Offer

  • 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)
  • Private Medical Coverage, Income Protection Policy, Extended benefits, Bonus, generous pension and much more!
  • Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally
  • Dedicated career advisor to encourage your progression
  • Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you
  • Reward and Recognition scheme
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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. 

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