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Take your career to the next level, by joining our passionate Security team and work on challenging projects that have immediate business impact.
Do you want to make a difference in the world? Join a company that can take you anywhere. With over 15,000 security specialists, Accenture Security is the only company in the world that has the global presence, commitment to innovation, unmatched industry know-how, and the business strategy acumen to tackle the world's most prevalent security challenges. Leveraging global resources and next-gen technologies, we create integrated, practical solutions that are tailored to each client's specific business goals and industry.
Accenture Security
At Accenture Security we help clients address their industry-specific security vulnerabilities end-to-end, e.g. from mining raw minerals to autonomous electric vehicles, and everything in between. By exposing risks, you’ll not only counsel the C-suite on holistic solutions, you’ll fundamentally strengthen their business and truly transform how organisations work. You’ll deploy the most advanced, under-the-radar innovations. From collaborating with our global Cyber Labs to using advanced AI analytics, you’ll pioneer new frontline risk detection and defence strategies as part of the world’s #1 technology services company.

Job Description
As an Application Security Manager, you will be an emerging business leader, creating, nurturing and executing a shared vision of better security for our clients. You will help lead, manage and grow the team to perform application security services in close collaboration with our global and local teams and deliver high value cyber security capability for our clients.

You will lead, assess, define, and supports the implementation of both traditional Application Security capabilities as well as modern DevSecOps solutions for Accenture or our clients. Engagements range from short term assessments to large-scale, enterprise transformations.  Application Security solutions may involve program development, governance, enablement, cloud services, application containers, container orchestration services and serverless cloud functions.  You will lead teams and provide consultative guidance to help clients implement Application Security capabilities that accelerate secure product development in both on-premise and cloud environments. You will also conduct Application Security assessments of client methodologies and architectures and define solutions that produce tailored solutions and operating models inclusive of target state people, processes, tools and technologies.

Key Responsibilities:
A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the ongoing development and innovation of the Application Security capability across Australia and New Zealand, growing a high-value, successful business. Develop and maintain an expert knowledge of the cyber threat landscape and how those threats could impact your clients.

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of application security processes, patterns and trends; designing innovative security controls to help your clients manage their risk.

  • Foster positive stakeholder relationships and work in collaboration with our global and local teams to understand a client’s challenges and help design and deliver innovative security solutions.

  • Develop commercial proposals and statements of work to engage with your clients.

  • Lead and coordinate the successful delivery of application security engagements for your clients.

  • Leverage skills, experience and subject matter expertise to serve clients in a consultative role as well as in a technical capacity

  • Lead pilots and proof-of-concept engagements to help clients create innovative security solutions through the use of new and emerging technologies

  • Mentor, coach, supervise and develop team members

  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and learning opportunities for team members to enhance their skills and experience

  • Support efforts to identify, interview and hire talented professionals into the Secure Application Development domain

Essential Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years of experience in leading teams and delivering projects

  • Demonstrated interest in security, application development and cyber threats.

  • Strong organisational, critical thinking and security analytical skills; ability to identify threats, security gaps in applications and provide recommendations and effective mitigation strategies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to engage and maintain collaborative relationship with clients, executives, and team members effectively

  • Be proactive in supporting team members and the greater security teams to navigate through challenges to issue resolution.​


Beneficial Experience

  • Have lead project delivery teams

  • Experience designing, developing, deploying and securing web and cloud native applications

  • Experience with Lean, Agile and/or DevOps methodologies

  • Experience with DevOps CI/CD tools, capabilities and security integrations

  • Experience with one or more Infrastructure as Code tools and technologies such as AWS CloudFormation Templates, Azure Resource Manager Templates, Google Cloud Deployment Manager Templates, OpenStack Heat, Terraform, Ansible, etc.

  • Experience performing application security assessments that involve threat modeling, security testing, and vulnerability management and remediation

  • Experience with public cloud platforms

  • Cloud Certification (Practitioner, Security, Developer, Architect)

  • Obtained relevant security industry certifications such as CTMP, CISSP, GCIA, CISA, CISM 

  • Familiar with security standards and frameworks such as ISO27000 Series, NIST CSF, and ASD ISM

  • An active AGSVA clearance or willingness to obtain and retain an Australian Government security clearance

  • Experience in incident response and analysis in a security operation centre environment

  • Cyber threat intelligence experience



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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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