Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Security

Job Description

Data Protection Architect 

Level of experience: Manager - Group Manager

Job Description


Avanade is looking for an experienced Data Protection Architect. This is predominantly a delivery-focused role with the opportunity to support on pre-sales activities. We provide the unique opportunity to help our clients solve complex and cutting-edge Data Protection business challenges across the Microsoft 365 platform, end-user devices, cloud and hybrid infrastructures.

 

About the Role: 

In a client-facing role, you will be engaged on some of the most exciting, complex, and leading-edge projects. You will play an active role in transforming our client’s Digital Identity solutions and operations through the design and implementation of predominantly Microsoft Data Protection technologies, with a focus on the Microsoft 365 security capabilities.

 

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 help shape the global Avanade security offerings as well as demonstrating your thought-leadership by producing blogs and articles for your region and for Avanade.com. 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 Data Protection space. You will learn how to deliver and solution large and global Data Protections solutions, 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 Data Protection Architect interested 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: 

You are experienced in leading medium to large projects and project teams.

You are experienced with managing deliverables and being responsible for delivering against critical milestones.

You have some experience in solution architecture and pre-sales deal shaping.

You have some experience in developing and maintaining long term strategic client relationships.


To hit the ground running, your skills may include:


Proven experience in the design and implementation of Microsoft Endpoint Manager/Microsoft Intune for use of managing corporate owned and bring your own device types across iOS, Android and Windows Devices. 

Proven experience securing Office 365, leveraging Microsoft Secure Score with a deep understanding of the security capabilities of Office 365.

Proven experience of Microsoft Information Protection and with data classification infrastructures and techniques to classifying unstructured and structured data both on-premises and in the cloud.

Proven experience with Data Loss Prevention technologies across endpoints, email and the internet.

A deep understanding of the underlying Identity and Access management solutions required to operate Microsoft 365.

A good understanding of Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities.

Deep expertise of techniques and approaches towards the protection of data stored in databases and applications.

Deep expertise in data confidentiality and data integrity principles.

Deep expertise of the business, privacy, security, and compliance challenges surrounding Data Protection, including being able to research and understand data privacy requirements.

With an eye to the future, you are aware of emerging technologies in the Data Protection space.

 

This is an exciting opportunity 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!)

Pension, Electric Car Purchase scheme (tax free!), 25 days holiday, Flexible benefits, Car allowance (where applicable), bonus, PMI, Life cover, IP cover and much more,

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

 

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 http://www.avanade.com/

 

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 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 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.