Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Security

Job Description

Microsoft Cloud Security Architect

Do you know how to stop a sophisticated cyber threat? So do we.

Digital disruption is opening up more opportunities for businesses to connect with their customers. 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.

About you 

You offer clients the kind of security that will help them sleep well at night. You’re a creative problem solver, always thinking ahead and spotting risks. Like a digital detective, you uncover and prevent cyber threats to protect businesses from risks they may not even know they face. You’re as happy to work independently as you are supporting junior colleagues. 

About the job 

Your work is vital for building trust in security. You understand the risks businesses face and how to use the Microsoft Ecosystem to design solutions that will mitigate these risks and ensure compliance. As a Security Consultant, you’ll be defending information, critical infrastructure applications and key business processes against cyber threats. You'll examine and tackle complex problems in project work, while supporting new business initiatives and solutions. You’ll most often work alongside leadership, but you’ll also have opportunities to work with colleagues across our business and from client locations. 

Your skills 

You know all about security operations, networking, application services, databases and storage solutions, and love working with Microsoft applications. 

You have deep technical know-how and experience in designing and implementing Cloud Security solutions, Microsoft Azure Security technologies, including the broader areas of Microsoft Windows security and Microsoft Enterprise, Mobility and Security suite. 

The role will involve delivering throughout the project lifecycle and you are comfortable with performing advisory engagements, which involves taking the client on a journey from their current mode of operation to their future method of working. You are specialist in performing discovery and analysis of a client’s current and target state. 

You are able to design broad security solutions that protect, detect and respond to threats. You are building and integrating the security solutions within the client’s environment. You are writing and executing test scripts. You are ensuring the successful deployment and go live of the solutions and transitioning them to support providers. 

You have with a deep and validated understanding of Microsoft Cloud Security technologies. You will be expected to demonstrate expertise across the areas:

Azure Security Center

Azure AD Identity and Single Sign On capabilities

Network and Perimeter Security

Azure Log Analytics and SIEM integration.

Azure Key Vault and Encryption

Windows Server Security and Hardening

Azure Threat Protection

Securing data within Azure, such as Data Lake, Data Bricks and Azure SQL.

As a potential member of our growing Security Consulting practice you have a proven foundation across the Microsoft Security solution stack. Experience and domain expertise in at least three of the technologies listed below is preferred:

Active Directory Federation Services

Active Directory Domain Services

Active Directory Certificate Services

Azure AD Connect

Microsoft Identity Manager

Windows Server Operating Systems

Office 365 tenant security

Office 365 Security

Windows 10 Security

Azure Information Protection/RMS

Microsoft Intune

Office 365 Security

Data Privacy and an understanding of GDPR

Additionally, you can demonstrate knowledge, experience and ideally hold certifications in the following areas:

CCSP

CISSP

CIPP/E

CompTIA Security+

Microsoft Azure Exams AZ-103, AZ-300, AZ-301, AZ-500, AZ-900

Microsoft Office365 Exams MS-100, MS-101 MS-500, MS-900

Microsoft Modern Desktop Exams MD-100, MD-101

Expert level certification required

To supplement the technical knowledge and project delivery experience, you come from a Consulting background with good customer facing skills, the ability to collect customer requirements and produce high quality written work. You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. As an Architect, you are willing and able to travel extensively within UK, potentially across a number of different clients.

What we offer 

Opportunity to work for Microsoft gold partner with unrivaled development and training (80 hours per year for training and paid certifications) 

Competitive base salary  

Reward and Recognition scheme  

Wide benefits package  

Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally 

Dedicated career manager to encourage your progression 

Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you 

As is the nature of working within a global professional services environment, your clients and projects will change over time so the flexibility to travel is a pre-requisite. All our roles are project based so typically will involve working on client site throughout the UK. Note: We are not able to accept applications from those requiring Visa/Work permit sponsorship. Applicants must already be eligible to live and work in UK. 

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of 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. 

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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.