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Cloud & Network Security Architect 




Avanade is looking for an experienced Cloud and Network SecurityArchitect. This is predominantly a delivery-focused role with the expectations that you are able to architect, design, build and deploy policies and technical solutions and opportunity to support on pre-sales activities. We provide the unique opportunity to help our clients solve complex and cutting-edge Cloud and Network Security business challenges across the Microsoft 365 platform, end-user devices, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures.  




About the Role in Our Security Practice:    


As a Cloud & Network Security Architect/, you will play an active role in transforming our clients’ approach to cloud security across both public , and hybrid cloud services. Join us and establish yourself as a Leader in the Security space. Together, let’s transform cybersecurity.    


As a member of Avanade’s security practice, you will be in a unique position to work for both Avanade and Accenture clients, ranging in size from medium to large global enterprise clients. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the entire Avanade organization by being a collaborative and knowledge-sharing individual, with the real opportunity to provide business value through hands-on technical activities, helping clients realize the value of implementing data protection and security technologies. We actively encourage and provide opportunity to undertake innovation, training, and development to ensure you are always at the cutting-edge Microsoft Security technology and our vendor solutions.  


This is a fantastic opportunity to establish yourself as a leader in the Cloud and Network Security space. Avanade will broaden delivery experience with large and global Data Protections opportunities, as well as gain the knowledge and experience of Microsoft’s broader Security, Compliance, and Identity (SCI) ecosystem, which is already recognized as a world-leading integrated security platform.  




About You:   


You are a Cloud and Network Security Architectinterested in joining our rapidly growing security practice, your skills may include some of the following soft skills as well as the technical skills we require:   

  • Experienced with consulting and advisory discussions with Clients   

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience on designing and implementing Microsoft technology solutions related to Cloud and Network Security 

  • Proven experience to work with or lead medium to large projects teams and ensuring the technical soundness of the solution   

  • Dedicated to delivering high quality deliverables and properly channeling changes when needed    

  • Ability to conduct and lead technical conversations with Clients and with other large consulting firms    


Ideally, you would have had experience working on the Microsoft platform, however we can provide focused training to the right candidates who can demonstrate their passion, experience and thought leadership in this space. To hit the ground running, your skills should include proven experience in hands-on technical solutioning, designing and implementing the following Microsoft technologies:  

  • ​​​​​​​Azure Storage 

  • ​​​​​​​Azure Compliance Manager 

  • Azure Bastion 

  • Azure Compliance Manager 

  • Azure DDoS 

  • Azure Firewalls/WAF’s 

  • Azure Key Vault 

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) 

  • Azure Networks 

  • Azure Security Center 

  • Azure Sentinel 

  • Azure SQL PaaS 

  • Azure Storage 

  • Azure VM’s 

  • Cloud adoption framework – Landing zone 

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory 

  • Microsoft Defender 


Preferred Certification: AZ-500 (Microsoft Azure Security Technologies) and SC-XXX exams 


This is an exciting time to join a rapidly expanding and exciting security practice, with the opportunity to expand your proven delivery experience into the area of pre-sales and solutioning and you will be exposed to large, global enterprise clients, with some of the most complex and enticing security problems to solve.  

Benefits We Offer: 

  • Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (17 of the last 20 years!)  

  • Exceptional development and training 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  

  • Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you  

  • Reward and recognition program  

  • Full benefits package including medical coverage, income protection policy, extended benefits, bonus program, generous retirement plan, and much more!  



Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis. 


About Avanade 

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 36,000 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 


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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our 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