Future Opportunity: Azure Security Engineer

    • New York, NY

Do you know how to stop a sophisticated cyber threat? So do we.

Fortune 500 companies don't need more cybersecurity: they need better cybersecurity. That's where you come in. Working with us, you can help to protect some of the world's biggest companies and keep their assets safe and secure.

About the job
You recognize cyber security is the management of cyber risk associated with people, process, technology and data. You understand the risks businesses face and how to use the Microsoft Ecosystem to design "Zero Trust - Identity and Data Centric" solutions that will mitigate these risks and ensure compliance. You're an astute advisor on Security Transformation, Security Strategy and Security Operations (SOC). As a Cyber Security Manager, you can effectively lead technical and non-technical teams.

Day to day, your work is to:


  • Advise clients on the security implications of compliance and regulations such as OSFI, ISO, NIST, PCI, PIPEDA, GDPR etc.
  • Carry out threat and risk assessments (TRAs) and develop security architecture to mitigate threats
  • Lead and conduct threat modeling activities during Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL)
  • Be the "Trusted Advisor" on best practices to protect information
  • Actively lead multiple engagements simultaneously and seamlessly
  • Mentor junior consultants
  • Actively seek and nurture opportunities for business development.
  • Lead response to RFPs, scope security programs and assist in closing sales opportunities.
  • Actively participate in development of cyber security offerings.

About you

You're passionate about understanding or discovering security vulnerabilities and aspire to be the "Trusted Advisor." You know all about identifying, providing and validating security requirements of IT solutions, and you've done this in a consulting environment. You're a skilled communicator who can effectively articulate cyber security risks to technical and non-technical audiences.
You probably have a Bachelor's degree in technical discipline such as (Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics etc.) and preferably, a Master's degree in Science, Engineering or Business. You have several years (7 plus) of consulting experience in systems and infrastructure engineering, focused on Cyber security.

Your skills and experience include:


  • Methods and identification tools for risks and security threats
  • Knowledge of information security standards (OSFI, ISO, NIST, PCI, PIPEDA, GDPR etc.)
  • Proficiency in operating systems, database platforms, web technologies, firewalls and programming languages
  • Excellent communication skills in written and oral English
  • Giving effective advice in large-scale technology projects while working at all levels - with clients and your team.
Strong technical skills to design and implement Azure Security services with hands on experience on several of the items outlined below:
  • Security Operations
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Log Analytics
  • Diagnostic logging & log retention
  • Vulnerability scanning and policies
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Azure Security Center
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Platform Protection
  • Azure Networking
  • Virtual networks
  • Application Gateways
  • Traffic Manager
  • Network Security Groups
  • VPN
  • Peering
  • Azure Firewall
  • Force tunneling
  • Azure DDoS protection
  • Host Security
  • VM Hardening
  • Azure Update Management
  • Serverless Computing (Kubernetes)
  • Subscription Security
  • Azure resource locks
  • Subscription policies
  • Resource policies
  • Secure Data & Applications
  • Protect data at Rest (Azure disk encryption)
  • Azure Information Protection
  • Protect Data in transit (Azure VPN gateway, SSL/TLS and HTTPS)
  • SQL Database (Discovery, classification, labeling, immutable storage, data retention, legal holds, and data sovereignty
  • SQL Database firewall
  • SQL Database authentication
  • Cosmos DB authentication
  • Azure HDInsight DB authentication
  • Azure AD authentication for SQL DB
  • Database auditing policy
  • SQL DB threat detection
  • Access control for storage accounts
  • Key management for storage accounts

Preferred Certifications:
One or more of the following:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • GIAC Certified
  • Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500)

Key Job Requirements:
Willingness to travel up to 80%, or as needed, to support client engagements


Important Note about this Future Opportunity:


We are actively recruiting and interviewing for this 'Future Opportunity' position, however will not be extending offers at the present time.

The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has created uncertainty for many, and during this period Avanade is focused on the personal safety and well-being of our employees and candidates. The good news is that Avanade is a 38,000-person organization that depends on new ways of working every day and we've been relying on our workplace experience to empower our employees - wherever they're working - for 20 years now. Thanks to our workplace platforms - the likes of Office 365, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and more - we've been able to continue delivering work seamlessly and connecting with talent to explore opportunities for tomorrow.

What does that mean for you? It means you can apply and interview virtually, via video, for a future career opportunity without pressure to make a decision. It means that you will have the chance to connect with leaders and hiring managers at your own pace.

We encourage you to speak candidly with your recruiter about your career aspirations and expectations throughout this recruiting process. In return, we are committed to being transparent with you about our intent and goals around this position.


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