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Advanced Security Analytics Manager - Splunk

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00435305


- Job description

People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.

Security professionals apply deep security skills to design, build and protect enterprise systems, applications, data, assets and people for Accenture and our clients.

Job Description

Security and Risk professionals develop and deliver solutions that protect enterprise systems, applications and data by establishing policies, practices and tools that prevent unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification or disruption.

Advanced Security Analytics professionals develop and deliver solutions for organizations to gain visibility of security events within their environment. They build new or develop existing event correlation, reporting and remediation capabilities based on advanced monitoring use external threat intelligence, and known traffic patterns. They identity new or develop existing data integration points to build a security data warehouse for the purpose of exploratory analytics.

Our managers assist clients with the identification and evaluation of holistic security gaps with a focus on the infrastructure and business applications layer. They also anticipate security requirements and identify sound security controls for applications, systems, processes and organizations. Our managers can easily work with non-security teams to integrate security controls on projects.

We are currently searching for managers for our Security Technology practice with prior experience in the following areas: Cyber Security Operations, Security Monitoring & Analytics, Incident Response, compliance, heavy infrastructure security skills including SIEM, Log Management, Network Security & Monitoring, Security Monitoring & incident response, large data set processing, visualization, and forensics skills.


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


• Identifies, assesses and solves complex business problems for area of responsibility, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
• Closely follows the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near term goals
• Interacts with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach
• Has some latitude in decision-making. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
• Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility
• Manages large - medium sized teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture

Basic Qualifications:

• 3+ years Splunk administration on a large enterprise level (Certified Splunk Architect preferred)
• 5+ years of working with SIEM tools performing deployment, configuration, and maintaining operations, content development
• 5+ years in IT infrastructure, networking, architecture, administration, or security
• 5+ years working with SIEM tools performing deployment, configuration, and maintaining operations
• 5+ years working in or with operational information security disciplines (e.g. incident response, security operations management, investigations, forensics)
• 4+ years working with security tool administration (e.g. firewalls, IDS, end-point protection, content filtering, IAM, DLP)
• 4+ years working with host based security tools (e.g., EnCase, Forensic Toolkit)
• 4+ years working with large data management technologies such as Hadoop
• 2+ years working with visualization technologies such as Tableau
• Strong understanding of how cyber security supports the business
• Ability to quickly explore, examine and understand complex problems and how it relates to the customers’ business
• Solid business case creation skills
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Hands-on Splunk experience, inclusive of:
     o Understand sizing, scaling, and deploying Splunk across an organization

     o Knowledge with deploying a Clustered Splunk Environment

     o Experience with deploying Splunk Best Practices

     o Experience with Integrations, configuration files, and Splunk’s Search Language

     o Understand how to document a distributed deployment

     o Experience with Linux and/or Windows OS

     o Knowledge of dashboards and data collection

     o Field extractions, tags, event types, alerts, lookups, and data models

     o Experience creating, updating, and managing notable events

     o Experience working in Incident Review

     o Experience with creating robust reports, notable events

• Experience with Splunk premium apps such as Splunk ES, Cloud or ITSI

• Statistical and analytical modeling experience

• Custom use case and content development experience

• Deep understanding and proven experience in Cyber Security Operations (Monitoring, Detection, Incident Response, Forensics)

• Cyber Security experience in complex global enterprise and or Govt. environment a plus*

• Excellent leadership and management skills

• Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment

• Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

• It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.

• Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills


Professional Skill Requirements:

Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Desire to work in an information systems environment
Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


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We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.


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