Cloud Security Solution Architect (pre-sales), Group Manager


Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Cloud Security Solution Architect (pre-sales), Group Manager

Do you have a passion for ensuring your clients are prepared and ready to respond to today's most advanced security threat? So do we.

*** At Avanade, we promote flexible working by offering our employees various options of work patterns that will suit their personal needs. ***

If you have deep technical skills and experience in designing and implementing Microsoft Security solutions, within the Microsoft Azure and Cloud Infrastructure platforms then this role is for you.

Working on some of the largest and bleeding-edge projects and clients; the role of the Microsoft Cloud and Network Security Offering Lead role is a mixture of security offering development and leadership, solutions pre-sales as well as being customer-facing and playing an active role in transforming our client’s Security on their Microsoft platforms by building trust with our clients and leading our teams through successful deliveries.

As the Offering Lead, you will be responsible for the performance of the Cloud and Infrastructure Security offering from a sales and revenue perspective and growth targets.

About The Role

  • Leading and presales solutioning incl estimating solutions, ensuring they are deliverable
  • Leading and guiding the team on the delivery of this solution
  • Performing discovery, analysis, design, build, test, and deployment of solutions.
  • Act as a trusted leader and advisor to our clients and stakeholders/team
  • Leading workshops

You should be passionate about supporting and developing other members of the team, both junior and senior, helping them to know what you know, and learning from others that understand things that you may not.

About You as a Cloud and Network Security Offering Lead

You offer clients the kind of security that improves the way they operate, designing and deploying creative security solutions that protect identities and their information whilst enabling flexible working.
You’re a creative problem solver, always thinking ahead and spotting risks.
With a business and experience focus, you uncover and prevent cyber threats to protect businesses from risks whilst delivering improved ways of working.
You’re a leader in the space of Cloud Security with a deep understanding of the project and solutions lifecycle, designing and estimating solutions that not just meet our clients, but far exceed their expectations.
To supplement the technical knowledge, solution architect and project delivery experience, you come from a Consulting background with strong customer-facing skills, the ability to connect with customers and understand their requirements and produce high-quality written proposals.
You will have a passion for growing your career and those around you. You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. As an Architect, you are willing and able to travel, potentially across several different clients.

Your Skills

You have a deep and validated understanding of Microsoft Security technologies. You have experience and deep expertise across at least 4 of the areas below and to have fully working knowledge of all the areas and how they interact: Azure Sentinel, Azure Security Centre, Cloud Networking Security including Zero Trust Security, Security Operations, Microsoft Defender for Endpoints, Microsoft Cloud App Security, SaaS, PaaS and SASE technology and more.

As a leader within our growing Security Consulting practice, you have demonstrable security understanding and solution architecture experience in these areas is required: Cloud Security Networking (NGFW, DDOS, Zero Trust), Cloud Security, SIEM, Endpoint detection and response, application security and Securing DevOps Environment in the Cloud.

Additionally, you can demonstrate knowledge, and experience, and hold at least 2 certifications in the following areas:

CompTIA Security+
Microsoft Security Exams
Understanding of the Microsoft technology eco-system and how it can be used to transform businesses

Additional responsibilities for leaders:

Develop and grow the Cloud and Infrastructure Security practice at a regional level
Support the identification, development, selling and implementation of workplace experience propositions
Develop and cultivate senior client relationships in the clients' Security function, including CISO level and other key security buyers, such as CIO’s.

The benefits we offer are:

Flexible Work Policy, Flexible Bank Holiday policy, Employee Share Purchase Plan, Private Medical Cover, Car Allowance, 33 weeks full pay maternity leave, 2 weeks paternity leave, Income Protection Policy, Extended benefits, Car Allowance, STI Bonus, 80 hours per annum studying towards Microsoft Certifications, generous pension, and much more!
Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally.
A dedicated Career Advisor to coach you and support your progression within the company.
Engaged and helpful co-workers genuinely interested in your growth.
A genuine focus on you as an individual – we help you discover your true potential and support you in growing your career and horizons.
You’ve got this!