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Job Description

Are you ready to tackle some of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity? Distinctive experiences. Limitless learning. Ambitious growth. That’s what you get when you choose to join and build your career at Avanade.  

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

About the Role

In a client-facing consulting role, you will work on exciting projects that transform our client’s Data Protection solutions through the design and implementation of predominantly Microsoft Data Protection technologies, with a focus on the Microsoft 365 security capabilities. As a member of our security practice, you will work for both Avanade and Accenture clients, ranging from medium to large global enterprise clients. Join a curious and diverse team that’s passionate about next-gen tech and establish yourself as a Leader in the Security space. Together, let’s transform cybersecurity.  

About You

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     
Fully accountable to lead and manage work streams and ensure work is coordinated across different areas, processes, or projects
Create and validate the detailed design of solution components in accordance with the target solution within environments of medium size and complexity  
Lead small to medium project general design and delivery (solution architecture and associated infrastructure or business and functional requirements)  
Highly regarded and proactive, builds trust with clients at multiple levels, sought out for follow up work  
Able to prepare well written, logical, concise material without guidance  
Can identify or extend current opportunities at the account level and contribute to upselling activities
Consistently presents well to audiences of all sizes and challenges client assumptions constructively  
Completes defined work streams on time, on budget and with the expected level of quality within the scope of the role 
Makes internal contributions to practice  

Client Impact 

You solve complex problems that span across work domains requiring considerable judgement of contextual factors
You have wide scope for autonomous decision-making within established work plans
You develop a strong client relationship and contribute to sales outcomes 
You work well under guidance and direction, but fully independent in own work
You identify utilities, tools or processes to improve project development
You structure and deliver work results against defined standards and maintain structured, accurate and current work records  

What We Need

Subject matter expert, who has experience working on the Microsoft platform

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

Knowledge of securing Office 365, leveraging Microsoft Secure Score  
Understanding of Microsoft Information Protection with data classification infrastructures and techniques to classify data both on-premises and in the cloud  
Relevant experience with Data Loss Prevention technologies across endpoints  
A deep understanding of the underlying Identity and Access management solutions required to operate Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities  

Third Party Tools

Broad understanding and ability to articulate compliance frameworks (GDPR, HIPPA, PCI, etc 
Broad conceptual understanding of data governance and protection  
Documented policies  

Microsoft Skills & Industry Knowledge 

Intune (MAM specifically)  
Windows 10/11  
Microsoft Azure Active Directory  
Connecting Apps (MCAS)  
Managing Alerts (MCAS)  
Labeling (AIP/MIP)   
Authentication (AIP/MIP)  
DLP Templates (DLP)  
Azure Rights Management (AIP)  
Configuring custom DLP Policies (DLP)  
Integration point understanding:  
Azure Active Directory  
Conditional Access  
Data Lifecycle Stages (DLP)  
DLP Risk, Limitations, and Considerations (DLP)  
Data Discovery & Classification (DLP)  
Azure App Configuration (MCAS)  
Cloud Storage Apps (MCAS)  
Cloud App Alerts (MCAS)  

Preferred Certifications 

Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate (MS-500)   
Secure data access within Office 365   
Manage Azure information Protection (AIP)   
Manage Data Loss Prevention (DLP)   
Implement and manage Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)   


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 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. 


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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