United States


Albany, Boston, Hartford, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia

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Job Description

The Global Information Security Team is looking for a strategic Security Operations Architect and hands-on IT leader responsible for developing and leading the cybersecurity operations function which provides operational leadership and strategic input, associated with information security operations, vulnerability and threat management, incident response and overall security risk management. 

The role will identify emerging vulnerabilities, evaluate associated risks and threats, and provide countermeasures where necessary. Directs the team in the evaluation of risks and threats, development, implementation, communication, operation, monitoring and maintenance of the information security technologies around the protection of Avanade's infrastructure and information.  

Manage the reporting, investigation, and resolution of information security incidents. Interact effectively with peers across the organization and external partners to identify and collaborate on initiatives to strengthen Avanade's security posture. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage, coach and mentor Security Operations team members, both on shore and off shore 

  • Conduct 24x7 monitoring of information security events and escalate to appropriate parties 

  • Coordinate the investigation, communication, documentation, and resolution of Information Security incidents 

  • Own and maintain Avanade’s Security Vulnerability and Incident Response Management Function 

  • Support Security Operations metrics and prepare regular reports for applicable stakeholders 

  • Identify abnormalities and deviations form expected behaviors; report violations to governance and standard procedures 

  • Contribute to the improvement of the Security Operations toolset by identifying opportunities and implementing automation of existing processes and solutions 

  • Implement and manage vulnerability management and security log collection and monitoring tools, analyzing data from those tools and providing recommendations for security improvements to existing processes and technology 

  • Monitor information security trends and evolving technologies and keep senior management informed about related information security issues and implications for the company 

  • Partner and collaborate with global stakeholders to ensure information security risks in both ongoing and planned operations are properly considered and that all compliance matters are being adhered to as required 

  • Support other Information Security service duties as assigned 


  • 7+ years of work experience in the Cyber Security field, including hands-on technical management 

  • Experience building and managing a team of security professionals 

  • In-depth experience in medium to complex computing environments, with advanced knowledge in security technologies and services 

  • Experience in building and managing a SOC 

  • Cloud Technology experience with Microsoft Azure (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) 

  • Experience with Microsoft Security Solutions are a plus e.g. Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience 

  • CISSP, CISM certification or similar preferred 

  • Industry standard security certifications are a plus e.g. SANS GSEC/GIAC 

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing information security programs 

  • Experience running a growing team, including recruiting, mentoring and coaching, roadmap creation, performance management, and program management 

  • Strong Incident Response and Vulnerability Management experience 

  • Ability to work with teams both on shore and off shore, using remote collaboration technologies 

  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change 

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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