• Azure Security Engineer (southwest)

    Avanade Inc.Denver, CO 80238

    Job #1136762821

  • Avanade Azure Security professionals design, build and protect systems, applications, data, assets and people for our organization and our clients. This involves researching, recommending and implementing solutions to improve information security, as well as educating and communicating security requirements and procedures to clients.

    As Azure Security Engineer, you will direct, manage and/or supervise information security activities. You will research, formulate and present a point of view to technical and business stakeholders. Partnering with internal and client servicing teams, you will contribute information security architecture insights and guidance to client solutions. You will identify, prioritize and implement security-related requirements, enabling project teams to deliver secure IT solutions through effective risk management and threat-modeling.


    • Act as a subject matter expert in Microsoft security technologies

    • Implement POCs (Proof of Concepts)

    • Lead all aspects of the implementation and maintenance of information security activities including access management, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, infrastructure and regulatory compliance with privacy laws

    • Perform risk assessments, present recommendations for risk mitigation options and implement accordingly

    • Analyze business needs and oversee security architecture, administration and policy planning to reduce the risk of a security breach

    • Act as a subject matter expert, providing mentorship and direction on standard methodologies for the protection of information


    You have experience identifying, providing and validating security requirements of IT solutions, preferably in a consulting environment. You have about six years of IT experience focusing on information security, with around three years leading complex teams of business and technical resources. You should also be able to effectively convey security risks to technical as well as non-technical stakeholders.


    • Methods and identification tools for risks and security threats

    • Knowledge of information security standards

    • Expertise implementing security solutions in public cloud IaaS/PaaS

    • Proficiency implementing security configurations in Office 365

    • Proficiency implementing security solutions in zero-trust networks

    • Proficiency in several security technologies including data loss prevention, encryption, cloud access security brokers, identity and access management, micro-segmentation, multi-factor authentication, endpoint protection, SIEM and perimeter defenses

    • Excellent English written and oral communication skills

    • Effective advisory services in large-scale technology projects working effectively with clients and Avanade team members across all levels

    You should have a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, a related field or equivalent experience. Security certification(s) are required.

    • Knowledge of information security standards

    • 2+ years public cloud IaaS security experience

    • Implemented a multi-factor authentication solution

    • 2+ years Azure Active Directory experience

    • Implemented Splunk or another SIEM

    • GSEC (or other GIAC certification) or CISSP

    • Microsoft Azure certification (plus)

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