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Future Opportunity - Data Protection Consultant / Architect / Manager Data Loss Prevention Consultant / Architect / Manager


Location: Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Indianapolis, Indiana, Kansas City, Missouri, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type: Full time



This posting is for a future job opportunity. ​

To support the needs of our clients, Avanade is actively recruiting and interviewing for the role outlined below, as we continue to build on another year of growth in our business. Now, with more than 60,000 employees around the globe, we are positioning our organization to effectively prepare for the future. What does this mean for you? We encourage you to apply and interview for this role without the need to decide now. This allows you to connect with leaders and hiring managers at a pace that works for you and when roles become available, you will be the first know.

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 experiencedData Protection Consultant / Architect / Manager or Data Loss Protection Consultant / Architect / Manager (DLP), who can help our clients solve complexData Protectionbusiness challenges, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

About the Role in Our Security Practice:

In a client-facing consultingrole, you will work on exciting projectsthattransformour client’s Data Protectionsolutions through the design and implementation of predominantly Microsoft Data Protection technologies, with a focus onthe Microsoft365 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 theSecurityspace. Together, let’s transform cybersecurity.

About You:

You areaData Protection Consultant/Architect/Manager,interested in joining our security practice, and are:

  • Experienced inconsulting and advisory discussionswith 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   

  • You take full accountability to lead and manage projects, providing operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination.

  • You create and implement work plans for assigned projects, programs and clients against established operational objectives

  • You leadsmalltolargeproject general design and delivery (solution architecture and associated infrastructure or business and functional requirements)

  • Seen as a role model and acts as a leader

Client impact

  • You solve complex problems that consistently span work domains, requiring considerable judgement of contextual factors.

  • You have wide latitude in approach to work, including ability to reshape work plans, guided by professional best practices and domain expertise.

  • You develop a strong client relationship and contribute to sales outcomes.

  • You work independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives.

  • You orchestrate the development lifecycle and facilitate building specialty skills as required by the project. You ensure that quality tools and processes are in place and are implemented by the development team.

  • You act as a Delivery Lead/ Technical Architect for small and medium projects

What We Need:

Subject matter thought leader,who hasexperienceworking on the Microsoft platform along with:

  • Proven experience in the design and implementation of Microsoft Endpoint Manager / Microsoft Purview Data Loss Protection (DLP) /Microsoft Intune for use of managing device types acrossiOS, 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 and Cross related experience

  • Broad understanding and ability to articulate compliance frameworks (GDPR, HIPPA, PCI, etc)

  • Broad conceptual understanding of data governance and protection

  • Documented policies

  • DLP

  • Encryption

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)

  • Microsoft Purview Data Loss Protection (DLP)

  • DLP Templates (DLP)

  • Azure Rights Management (AIP)

  • Configuring custom DLP Policies (DLP)

  • Integration point understanding:

  • Azure Active Directory

  • Conditional Access

  • Sentinel

  • 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)​

  • CISSP – MGR+

  • CSSLP – MGR+

  • SSCP-  Analyst/ SR Analysts

  • CCSP-  Cons/SrCons/MGR+

Our Benefits:

● 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 much more.

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 areprovidedreasonable 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.

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