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Data Protection Consultant - Future Opportunity

Avanade

Avanade

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023

Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

Birmingham (UK), Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Security

Job Description

RECRUITING FOR THE FUTURE

This posting is for a future job opportunity.
To support the needs of our clients, Avanade is actively recruiting and interviewing for the role outlined below, as we continue to build on another year of growth in our business. Now, with more than 60,000 employees around the globe, we are positioning our organization to effectively prepare for the future. What does this mean for you? We encourage you to apply and interview for this role without the need to decide now. This allows you to connect with leaders and hiring managers at a pace that works for you and when roles become available, you will be the first know.

Avanade is looking for an experienced Data Protection Consultant. This role is predominantly a client-facing delivery focused role providing the unique opportunity to help our clients solve complex and cutting-edge Data Protection business challenges across the Microsoft 365 platform, end-user devices, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures.

About the Role:

In this client-facing role, you will be engaged on some of the most exciting, complex, and leading-edge projects. You will play an active role in transforming our client’s Data Protection capabilities and operations through the design and implementation of predominantly Microsoft Data Protection technologies, with a focus on the Microsoft 365 security capabilities.

As a member of Avanade’s security practice, you will be in a unique position to work for both Avanade and Accenture clients, ranging in size from medium to large global enterprise clients. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the entire Avanade organization by being a collaborative and knowledge-sharing individual, with the real opportunity to help shape the global Avanade security offerings as well as developing your thought-leadership by producing blogs and articles for your region and for Avanade.com. We actively encourage and provide opportunity to undertake innovation, training, and development to ensure you are always at the cutting-edge Microsoft Security technology and our vendor solutions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself into leader in the Data Protection space. You will learn how to deliver large and global Data Protection solutions, as well as gain the knowledge and experience of Microsoft’s broader Security, Compliance, and Identity (SCI) ecosystem, which is already recognized as a world-leading integrated security platform.

About You:

You are a Data Protection Consultant interested in joining our rapidly growing security practice, your skills may include some of the following soft skills as well as the technical skills we require:

  • You are experienced in owning the design and implementation of technology solutions
  • You are experienced ensuring you deliver what is stated in a contract
  • You have some experience in supporting and developing more junior team members
  • You are dedicated and deliver high quality deliverables and outcomes

Ideally, you would have had experience working on the Microsoft platform, however we can provide focused training to the right candidates who can demonstrate their passion, experience and thought leadership in this space. To hit the ground running, your skills may include:

· Proven experience in the design and implementation of Microsoft Endpoint Manager/Microsoft Intune for use of managing corporate owned and bring your own device types across iOS, Android, and Windows Devices.

· Proven experience securing Office 365, leveraging Microsoft Secure Score with a deep understanding of the security capabilities of Office 365.

· Proven understanding of Microsoft Information Protection with a good understanding of data classification infrastructures and techniques to classifying unstructured and structured data both on-premises and in the cloud.

· Experience with Data Loss Prevention technologies across endpoints, email, and the internet.

· A good understanding of the underlying Identity and Access management solutions required to operate Microsoft 365.

· Interested in developing experience and understanding of Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities.

· Understanding of techniques and approaches towards the protection of data stored in databases and applications.

· Understanding of confidentiality and data integrity principles.

· Some understanding of the business, privacy, security, and compliance challenges surrounding Data Protection, including being able to research and understand data privacy requirements.

· With an eye to the future, you are aware of emerging technologies in the Data Protection space.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding and exciting security practice, with the opportunity to expand your proven delivery experience into the area of pre-sales and solutioning and you will be exposed to large, global enterprise clients, with some of the most complex and enticing security problems to solve.

· Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (17 of the last 20 years!)

· Exceptional development and training 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

· Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you

· Reward and recognition program

· Full benefits package including medical coverage, income protection policy, extended benefits, bonus program, generous retirement plan, and much more!

Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers.


We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.


We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential.


Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.