United Arab Emirates


Abu Dhabi, Dubai

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Job Description

Are you interested in solving some of the largest and most complex client business problems with Azure?  We are looking for people who are obsessed with creating value for our clients and doing exceptional work.  As a Senior Security Architect at Avanade, you will engage in solutioning, securing and delivering our most strategic clients’ projects. 

You will work with Client Account Teams and Sales/Offering Leads to provide solutions with differentiated value and secure wins in our most strategic accounts.  You will lead complex or high-risk Security projects in Azure migrating, securing, modernizing, and optimizing for our clients. 

Our Sr. Security Architects build deep relationships with Accenture and Microsoft and evolve Avanade’s point of view on Azure Security Architecture to establish thought leadership and prominence in the marketplace.

Lastly, you will develop strong relationships with key “architecture” leaders and influencers within our client’s organizations.  You’ll work with these client influencers to help gain consensus and momentum to the client’s vision and garner support for your solutions and approaches.

What we're interested in you bringing to Avanade:

·       5-7 years of knowledge architecting, selling, and implementing solutions

·       2-3 years architecting security solutions in the cloud

·       Strong C-level communication skills to influence client stakeholders to articulate complex technology solutions, verbal (e.g.:  presentations, seminars, etc.), and written (e.g.:  reports, articles, etc.).

·       Experience developing and building solutions as an Engineer or Architect that drives business value

·       Be the technical advisor for the client for their digital transformations.

·       A good understanding of the business, privacy, security, and compliance challenges surrounding the secure development lifecycle and a passion for solving these challenges for clients.

·       Stakeholder management, able to coordinate, influence teams from the client, G42 (local Cloud provider) and Accenture

·       Solution architecture experience, end-to-end understanding of the security domain, with in-depth experience in a few sub domains. Data security and privacy experience is a major plus.

·       Knowledge/previous experience in Abu Dhabi government (or the public sector industry in general) is a plus.

·       Most importantly, not shying away from rolling up their sleeves and getting into the details and low-level solution design aspects, working closely with the architects from G42 (local Cloud provider) who are building the data platform.

We would love your story so far to have similar elements:

·       Ability to shape technical engagements including architectural design sessions and proof of concepts (PoC) through to full multi-year cloud transformation programs, especially when migrating from on-premises to cloud using Azure, GCP or AWS

·       Enforcing ‘least privileged’ policies at scale across enterprise organizations

·       Experiences doing SAST (Static Application Security Testing / Static Code Analysis), DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing / Runtime Application Analysis), or Pentest (Penetration testing)

·       OWASP Top 10 / Mitre Att&ck Framework

·       Implementing cloud-native, automated Application Security tooling

·       Vulnerability management, across COTS, custom and third-party software

·       Designed and operated a security incident response team

·       Deployed and operated Endpoint Detection Response (EDR) tools

·       Execution experience of compliance standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, GDPR

·       Evaluation and operation of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools

·       Application of CIS and/or NIST security framework across enterprise

·       Leveraged AAA mechanisms to protect systems and information authentication, authorization, auditing

·       Designed and implemented application authentication using service principals, shared key management, and/or private key infrastructure

·       Applied security and monitoring controls on container architectures (docker, kubernetes, AKS, ACS)

·       Have some of the following certifications: CISM, CISSP, CSSLP, CEH, GWEB, OSCP, OSWE, Azure AZ-500 (Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate)

About Avanade 


Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.  Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers.  Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at  


What we offer you 


Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee share purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay. 


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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