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Avanade Inc. Data Protection Consultant in Newcastle, United Kingdom

Data Protection Consultant - Consultant/Sr. Consultant

At Avanade, cybersecurity consultants are innovators, risk-takers, and challengers of the status quo. If you're an experienced Data Protection Consultant, who can help our clients solve complex Data Protection business challenges, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Come join us

In a client-facing consulting role, you will work on exciting projects that transform our client's Data Protection solutions through the design and implementation of predominantly Microsoft Data Protection technologies, with a focus on the Microsoft 365 security capabilities. As a member of our security practice, you will work for both Avanade and Accenture clients, ranging from medium to large global enterprise clients.

Join a curious and diverse team that's passionate about next-gen tech and establish yourself as a Leader in the Security space. Together, let's transform cybersecurity.

What you'll do

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 demonstrating 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 establish yourself as a leader in the Data Protection space. You will learn how to deliver and solution large and global Data Protections 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.

You will:

  • Implement Microsoft Endpoint Manager/Microsoft Intune for use of managing device types across iOS, Android and Windows Devices

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Secure Office 365 by leveraging Microsoft Secure Score

  • Understand Microsoft Information Protection with data classification infrastructures and techniques to classify data both on-premises and in the cloud

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Work with Data Loss Prevention technologies across endpoints

  • Deeply understand the underlying Identity and Access management solutions required to operate Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities

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Work independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives

Skills and experiences

Microsoft skills & Industry knowledge

  • Intune (MAM specifically)

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Windows 10/11

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory

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Connecting Apps (MCAS)

  • Managing Alerts (MCAS)

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Labeling (AIP/MIP)

  • Authentication (AIP/MIP)

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DLP Templates (DLP)

  • Azure Rights Management (AIP)

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Configuring custom DLP Policies (DLP)

  • Integration point understanding:

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Azure Active Directory

  • Conditional Access

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  • Data Lifecycle Stages (DLP)

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DLP Risk, Limitations, and Considerations (DLP)

  • Data Discovery & Classification (DLP)

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Azure App Configuration (MCAS)

  • Cloud Storage Apps (MCAS)

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Cloud App Alerts (MCAS)

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

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Proven experience of Data Loss Prevention technologies across endpoints, email and the internet, including Microsoft Purview.

  • 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.

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

  • Proven experience in techniques and approaches towards the protection of data stored in databases and applications.

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Deep expertise in data confidentiality and data integrity principles.

  • Deep expertise of the business, privacy, security, and compliance challenges surrounding Data Protection, including being able to research and understand data privacy requirements.

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A keen interest in Cyber Security, maintaining a good understanding of capabilities across the industry, and in developing their own Cyber experience to continue progression.

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

About you

Characteristics that can spell success for this role

  • Experience in consulting and advisory discussions with clients and other consulting firms

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Experience in owning the design and implementation of technology solutions.

  • You are a Subject matter expert, who has experience working on the Microsoft platform

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Experience managing deliverables and being responsible for delivering against critical milestones.

  • Ability to collaborate within a large global organization

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You have implemented work plans for assigned projects, programs and clients against established operational objectives

  • You are seen as a role model and act as a leader

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You may possess one or more certifications

Enjoy your career

Some of the best things about working at Avanade

  • Opportunity to work for Microsoft's Global Alliance Partner of the Year (14 years in a row), with exceptional development and training (minimum 80 hours per year for training and paid certifications)

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Real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally

  • Dedicated career advisor to encourage your growth

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Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you

Find out more about some of our benefits [1] here.

A great place to work

As you bring your skills and abilities to Avanade, you'll get distinctive experiences, limitless learning, and ambitious growth in return.As we continue to build our diverse and inclusive culture, we become even more innovative and creative, helping us better serve our clients and our communities. You'll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor, and guide you, but to also lean on your expertise. You get a company purpose-built for business-critical, leading-edge technology solutions, committed to improving the way humans work, interact, and live. It's all here, so take a closer look!

We work hard to provide an inclusive, diverse culture with a deep sense of belonging for all our employees. Visit our [2] Inclusion & Diversity page.

Create a future for our people that focuses on

  • Expanding your thinking * Experimenting courageously * Learning and pivoting

Inspire greatness in our people by

  • Empowering every voice * Encouraging boldness * Celebrating progress

Accelerate the impact of our people by

  • Amazing the client * Prioritizing what matters * Acting as one

Learn more

To learn more about the types of projects our Security team works on check out these case studies:

  • [3] Adopt Zero Trust security model for an agile security posture

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[4] KEHA Centre ensures data security and mitigates customer risk

Interested in knowing what's going on inside Avanade? Check out our blogs:

  • [5] Avanade Insights - exchange ideas that drive tomorrow's innovation

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[6] Inside Avanade - explore what life is like working at Avanade


Visible links

  1. https://www.avanade.com/en-gb/career/benefits

  2. https://www.avanade.com/en-us/about-avanade/inclusion-and-diversity

  3. https://www.avanade.com/en/blogs/techs-and-specs/security/zero-trust-model

  4. https://www.avanade.com/en/clients/keha-centre-microsoft-azure-e5

  5. https://www.avanade.com/en/blogs/avanade-insights

  6. https://www.avanade.com/en/blogs/inside-avanade