Avanade Inc. Microsoft Security Engineer in Newcastle, United Kingdom

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at http://www.avanade.com/

Travel is an integral part of this position; candidates must be willing and able to travel within the UK as much as is required by the needs of our customers and our business. Although not frequent, this could also involve international assignments.

You’ll have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development, including continuing professional technology training and management training.

About the role

Working on some of the largest and leading-edge projects; the role of the Microsoft Security Engineer is to provide 2nd and 3rd line Microsoft Security support expertise to our customers.

The Microsoft Security Engineer role requires knowledge and expertise in the Microsoft Security Ecosystem, with candidates demonstrating 3 – 5 years Microsoft Security support experience.

The role involves monitoring, reporting, maintaining and resolving incidents/problems for our clients Microsoft Security applications and also extends to other vendor products for which you will receive training.

The role requires strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills and the candidate must work well as part of a team. The candidate should have knowledge and experience following ITIL practices and be well versed in Incident and Problem management procedures.

The opportunity for candidates is to grow and develop in a career focused organization, whilst working on some of the world’s largest and most well-known brands and customers.

As a potential member of our growing Security Consulting practice the successful candidate must have a strong foundation across the Microsoft Security solution stack and be willing to learn and upskill in a number of Security technology areas.


Experience and subject matter expertise in at least three of the technologies listed below is preferred:

  • Active Directory Federation Services

  • Active Directory Domain Services

  • Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Azure AD Connect

  • Microsoft Identity Manager

  • Windows Server Operating Systems

  • Office 365 tenant security

  • Azure security

  • Securing Windows Servers and Clients

  • Azure Security

  • Office 365 Security

  • Windows 10 Security

It is desirable that candidates can demonstrate knowledge, experience and ideally hold certifications in the following areas:


  • CompTIA Security+ Microsoft Office365 exams 70-346, 70-347

  • Microsoft Azure exams 70-532, 70-533


Working as a Microsoft Security Engineer you will be:

  • Experienced with three or more of the above security technology areas

  • Able to use and analyze information to assist incident resolution

  • Able to use PowerShell to run scripts templates, develop own scripts and share with Operational/ Delivery leadership to improve operational performance across clients

  • Experienced of and have a strong knowledge of Windows Server/ Active Directory

  • Able to provide the core hours of service and you will form a part of an on-call Rota that is rotated through the team.

Microsoft Security Engineer day to day duties:

  • Provide 2nd and 3rd line support to our clients

  • Act as an escalation point for more junior team members

  • Coach and mentor more junior team members.

  • Be able to maintain a view of own workload and Identify Incidents that are approaching SLA breach and escalate to Operational Leads for action

  • Promptly and accurately respond to and manage incidents/problems

  • Adhere to high standards in regard to work/case notes, including as much relevant detail as possible

  • Carry out routine maintenance and reporting activities.

  • Scope and execute enhancements to the security products at the clients request

Requisition ID - 58366

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

Category: Security

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here:


and here:


The Pay Transparency Policy is available here:


Avanade is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to Avanade at careers@avanade.com or call (206) 239-5610 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

By using this site, you agree that we can place Cookies on your device. See our Job Applicant Data Privacy Statement and Cookies statement.