United Kingdom


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Microsoft Security Analyst

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 role
Working on some of the largest and leading-edge projects; the role of the Microsoft Security Analyst is to provide 2nd and 3rd line Microsoft Security support expertise to our customers. 

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.

The role involves monitoring, reporting, maintaining and resolving incidents/problems for our clients Microsoft Security applications and also extends to other vendor products for which you will receive training. 
As a junior member of the team you will raise complex incidents/problems to the Microsoft Security Engineers.

The role requires good communication, analytical and problem-solving skills and you working well as part of a team. You should have knowledge and experience following ITIL practices and have some experience in Incident and Problem management procedures.
You will grow and develop in a career focused organisation, whilst working on some of the world’s largest and most well-known brands and customers. 

As a potential member of our growing Security Consulting practice you should have a some experience and knowledge of the Microsoft Security solution stack and be willing to learn and upskill in a number of Security technology areas.
This role would suit someone who is looking to start a career in Security Consulting and we are open to anyone with good Infrastructure experience, who are willing to re-skill.

You will be expected to demonstrate expertise across at least of three of the areas: 
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
Azure security
Securing Windows Servers and Clients
Azure Security
Office 365 Security
Windows 10 Security

It is desirable that you can demonstrate knowledge, experience and ideally hold certifications in the following areas -
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-101MCSA 
Associate level certification is desirable.

Working as a Microsoft Security Analyst you will:
Have some experience with three or more of the above security technology areas
Be able to use and analyse information to assist incident resolution
Be able to use PowerShell to run scripts templates, develop own scripts and share with Operational/ Delivery leadership to improve operational performance across clients
Be experienced of and have a strong knowledge of Windows Server/ Active Directory
Able to provide the core hours of service and you will form a part of an on-call rota that is rotated through the team.

Microsoft Security Analyst day to day duties:
provide 2nd and 3rd line support to our clients
Reduce the flow of incidents to higher level engineers by good validation.
Opportunity to work for Microsoft gold partner with standout development and training (80 hours per year for training and paid certifications)
Promptly and accurately dispatch the more complex alerts/incidents/problems to Microsoft Security Engineers
Adhere to high standards in regard to work/case notes, including as much meaningful detail as possible
Carry out routine maintenance and reporting activities.

What we offer 
Opportunity to work for Microsoft gold partner with unrivalled 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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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