United States


Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle

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Job Description

At Avanade, cybersecurity consultants are innovators, risk-takers, and challengers of the status quo. If you’re an experienced Digital Identity Architect / Manager, who can help our clients solve complex challenges, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.  

About the Role in Our Security Practice

In a client-facing consulting role, you will work on exciting projects that transformour client’s solutions with a focus on the Microsoft Digital Identity capabilities as well as other leading market vendors (e.g.Saviynt & One Identity). As a member of our security practice, you will work for both Avanade and Accenture clients, ranging from medium to large global enterprise clients.  

About You

You are a Digital Identity Architect/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 large project general design and delivery (solution architecture and associated infrastructure or business and functional requirements) 
Seen as a role model and acts as a leader 



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 experience working on the Microsoft platform along with:  


Proven experience in the design and implementation of Cloud Identity solutions, such as Azure Active Directory P1 & P2 (which includes conditional access, application single sign on, and SCIM provisioning, as well as advanced security controls such as user and behavioral analytics); 
Proven understanding of Active Directory and legacy authentication protections (LDAP, Kerberos, NTLM, etc); 
Proven understanding of Azure Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Domain Services (and respective scenarios); 
Experience with modern authentication protocols and integrating applications using those protocols. 
Interested in designing and implementing Identity and Access Management solutions, including joiners, movers, and leavers processes and access management. 
Interested in developing experience and understanding of Access governance approaches and processes. 
Understanding of the business, privacy, security, and compliance challenges surrounding Digital Identities and a passion for solving these challenges for clients. 
Experience of privileged access management solutions and an understanding of secrets management 
Some understanding of how to use modern identity approaches to securely collaborate and manage third party/external identity (B2B); 
Understanding of customer identity management systems (B2C); 
Awareness of emerging and future technologies in the Digital Identity space. 


Third Party Tools and Cross Related Experience 

IAM/IDP Tools – SailPointPingFederate, Oracle, RSA 
CASB – Okta, MCAS 


Microsoft skills & Industry knowledge 

Azure Active Directory 
Active Directory Domain Services/ADFS 
Azure AD External Identities (B2C/B2B) 
Privileged Access Management (PIM / PAM) 
Single Sign-On (SSO) 
Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) 
Identity Governance  


Preferred Certifications 

SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity 
SC-400 Microsoft Information Protection Administrator 
SC-300 Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator 
MS-500 Microsoft 365 Security Administration 
AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Engineer Associate 
MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity & Services 
SSCP -  Analyst/ SR Analysts 
CCSP -  Cons / Sr Cons/MGR+ 


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.  

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 to date 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 

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. 

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. 

Colorado applicants, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, we are providing you with salary and benefits information. The expected salary range for this role is $102,700-$191,000 and information on benefits offered is here. 


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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