Cloud & Infrastructure Security Architect


Location: Denver, Colorado, Los Angeles, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Portland, Oregon, Salt Lake City, Utah, San Diego, California, Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


At Avanade, cybersecurity consultants are innovators, risk-takers, and challengers of the status quo. If you love the idea of helping some of the world’s biggest companies solve complex Cloud and Network Security business challenges, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.  

About the Role:

As a Cloud & Network Security Architect/Manager, you will play an active role in transforming our clients’ approach to cloud security across both public, and hybrid cloud services. Join us and establish yourself as a Leader in the Security space. Together, let’s transform cybersecurity.  


About You:

You are a Cloud & Network Security Architect/Manager, interested in joining our security practice, and are: 

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   

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 lead small to medium project general design and delivery (solution architecture and associated infrastructure or business and functional requirements)

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 has experience working on the Microsoft platform along with:

Relevant experience in designing and implementing Cloud Security Controls and Cloud Network Controls 

Good understanding of Network Virtual Appliances, Micro-segmentation, SASE and Infrastructure as Code 

Knowledge of how to manage and govern cloud and network security controls within public and hybrid cloud architecture 

Basic understanding of security, incident and event management solutions 

Microsoft Skills and Industry knowledge

Intune (MAM specifically)

Windows 10/11

Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft Azure (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS)

Microsoft Azure Security

Azure Networking (Firewall/WAF/NSG/Network Virtual Appliances)

Microsoft Defender

Microsoft Azure Active Directory

Cloud adoption framework – Landing zone

Azure Security baseline

Preferred Certifications:

Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate (MS-500)

SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals

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.  

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.

Compensation for roles at Avanade varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience. As required by local law, Avanade provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, and Washington as set forth below and information on benefits is here

Washington: (Range $180,000 to $201,000)

California: (Range $185,000 to $201,000)

Colorado (Range $164,000 to $174,000)

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