Future Opportunity: Manager, Microsoft365 Security Engineer

    • Reedley, CA

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 O365 Security services with hands on experience on several of the items outlined below:
  • Manage identity and access
  • Hybrid environments (Connectivity, sync services, and authentications
  • Azure AD Self-service password reset, Azure AD access reviews)
  • Authentication Methods (sign-on security, multi-factor authentication (MFA), device sign-on methods, manage authentication methods)
  • Conditional Access (Compliance and conditional access policies, device compliance policy, conditional access policy)
  • Role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM)
  • Azure AD Identity Protection (User risk policy and sign-in risk policy)
  • O365 Threat Protection
  • O365 ATP (Anti-phishing protection, anti-spoofing, anti-spam protection, Safe-Attachments, Safe Links, anti-malware solution, and tests using Attack Simulator)
  • Information Protection
  • Secure data within O365 (Customer Lockbox, Office 365 collaboration workloads, and B2B sharing for external users)
  • Azure Information Protection (Azure Rights Management, labels and conditions, templates, AIP scanner, RMS connector, tenant keys, integrate AIP with Microsoft Online Services)
  • Data Loss Prevention (Manage DLP policies, manage sensitive information types
  • Cloud App Security (Plan implementation and configuration)
  • O365 Governance and Compliance
  • Security reporting (Windows Analytics, Office Telemetry, Office 365 secure score, Azure Log Analytics integration, and alert policies in the O65 Security and Compliance Center)
  • Audit logs and reports (Office 365 auditing and reporting)
  • O365 classification and labeling (Data governance classification and labels)
  • Data governance and retention (Retention policies, data governance reports and dashboards, Information holds, import data in the Security and Compliance Center, manage inactive mailboxes)
  • Search and investigation (Content search and eDiscovery, export content search results, and manage eDiscovery cases)
  • Data privacy regulation compliance (Regulatory compliance in Microsoft 365, review and interpret GDPR dashboards and reports, Compliance Manager reports)
  • Ability to integrate Microsoft Cloud Technologies with 3rd party security products such as Lookout, Zscaler, MobileIron, AirWatch, Splunk, Symantec DLP, Ping, Okta, SailPoint, etc.



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
  • Microsoft O365 Security Administrator (MS-500)


Key Job Requirements:


  • Willing to travel (up to 80%) across U.S.


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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