Cloud Security Advisory, Consultant, Snr Consultant


Location: Edinburgh, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands

Job Type: Full time


Job Summary & Profile

    As a Cloud Security Consultant, you know your clients’ data, security and availability needs inside and out. You have a unique ability to come at their problems from every angle, and you work with them side-by-side from the earliest groundwork through to the final experience. 

      You will deliver transformative projects which define strategy, address technology issues, optimize business processes and controls, provide assurance, strengthen resilience capabilities, and reduce security risks.

        We are looking for people who understand how to design and implement cloud security improvement strategies. The ability to move a client to a secure future state through control assessment, risk management, technology and solution selection, governance and impactful strategy is a core requirement. We believe in hiring consulting specialists, ex-technologists, people from industry, people from pre-sales, academics, those who have branched out, and more.

        The Opportunity at Avanade

          Avanade has been a leader in digital innovation for over two decades. We are building an advisory practice to drive and support our end-to-end security services.

            As part of this growing team, you will help us think and do big things in the cloud security space. You will transform client maturity, improve control environments, create new client offerings, lead engagements, sell meaningful services and grow a diverse team. 

              Avanade was formed as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. Our relationship with these industry titans enables us to work on a huge range of projects and use an exceptional resource and capability pool for our own engagements.

              Your Experience

                You have delivered, or supported, a range of cloud security related projects. You have a good understanding of best practice cloud principles, technologies, processes, and current industry technologies, threats, and trends.

                  You can advise on and define cloud architecture, suitable technology and solutions for client needs, cloud security control requirements, availability, data security, network security, suitable benchmarks, monitoring, and management of cloud security risks.

                    You are comfortable making recommendations to clients and have experience contributing to offering development, cloud security bids and business development activities.

                    Your Skills

                      You have proven experience working with a broad range of security and cloud standards such as ISO27017, CIS, Azure Benchmark etc. You also have SME knowledge in a couple of industry sector and technical control areas i.e., Network Security in FS.

                        You display strong consulting expertise – Stakeholder engagement, report writing, project management, sales enablement etc.

                          You can conduct cloud security and risk assessments, define strategy, form recommendations and are able to present to client stakeholders.


                          Avanade provides a wide range of benefits which aim to make our employees feel valued, supported, and happy while working with us. Some key examples of this are:

                            Competitive annual performance bonus

                              £1900 pro-rated annual extended bonus

                                Private medical and dental cover

                                  Free Microsoft qualifications

                                    Flexible working

                                      25 days holiday (+5 after 3 years of service)


                                      Avanade consistently ranks amongst the top organizations not only for performance and capability but also employee satisfaction:

                                        Microsoft alliance partner of the year for 11 years running and 16 times in total

                                          Women in IT Awards: Employer of the Year 2020

                                            Computerworld: 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009

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