Security Sr Consultant

Avanade Inc. San Francisco , CA 94102

Posted 2 months ago

About the role

The Security Consultant is responsible for leading the development of information security architecture and ensuring technology initiatives are implemented within the framework to make our clients cloud environments more secure. The Security Consultant is accountable for securing enterprise information by identifying network and application security requirements, planning, implementing and testing security controls and procedures. The role of the Security Architect is to be customer facing and to play an active role in transforming our clients Security through designing and implementing Security technologies on-premise and in the cloud.

Day-to-day, you will:

Work closely with enterprise architects to identify and mitigate risks, perform security reviews, design top tier security practices, and deliver strategic, innovative cloud based security offerings.

Propose, design, plan and execute strategic and tactical operational security objectives.

Perform deep analysis and develop metrics that measure current risk

Develop metrics that effectively evaluate and manage threats

Identify appropriate technology/data sources and drive the collection of data necessary to effectively evaluate threats.

Communicate threat intelligence and vulnerability management options

Analyzing threats and current security controls to identify gaps in current defensive posture

Meet with clients and leading workshops


The ideal candidate must have strong foundation across Microsoft technology stack and Azure security offerings and the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to key stakeholders along with experience with the following:

Enterprise Mobility and Security Suite (EM+S), Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Intune

Azure Key Vault, Azure Security Center, OMS

Identity and Access Management principals, including B2B and B2C cloud design and implementation

Architecture and security management

Strong understanding of security best practices

Securing network and enterprise cloud applications

Privileged access management technologies

Security frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, NIST 800-53 or OWASP

Creating security framework, SIRRP process and/or forensic handling methods

Knowledge of host hardening, auditing, logging and monitoring, network security, SEIM deployments, security analytics, anomaly detections, PKI

Market understanding of industry trends for cybersecurity, risk & threat intelligence, and governance

Proven implementation of cloud security models, particularly identity, network, and encryption

Demonstrated understanding of Microsoft security technologies and strategy

Program management skills and solution support for security transformation/implementation programs

Business case development skills for justifying, prioritizing & forecasting the funding requirements for security programs and initiatives

Certifications: CISSP, CISM, Microsoft Mobility MCP Exam 98-368, or other relevant certifications (preferred)

To supplement the technical knowledge and project delivery experience, the successful candidate will come from a Consulting background with good customer facing skills, the ability to gather customer requirements and produce high quality written deliverables. As a consultant, you must be willing to travel to our client locations as needed.

You likely have a Bachelors Degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology, or a similar field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for a degree.

Avanade Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of 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.

Requisition ID - 56439

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at

Category: Security

Avanade Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of 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.

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Security Sr Consultant

Avanade Inc.