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Cloud Security Consultant

Job Location: Ontario - Toronto

Regional Description: Canada

Job Number: 00566853


- 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

Cloud Security professionals support the delivery of Accenture's security offerings related to cloud security, including security governance (security policies and procedures), security strategy (security planning), risk (risk assessments and management), cloud data protection (classification, encryption, tokenization), cloud-based identity and access management, technology/provider-specific cloud architecture (AWS, Azure, Softlayer, VMware) and monitoring/analytics for and in the cloud.

We are currently looking for a Consultant for our Security practice with extensive experience in cloud security strategy, architecture, implementation and operations for our client projects

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

  • Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems
  • Understands the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals
  • Uses considerable judgment to determine solution and seeks guidance on complex problems
  • Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance. Decisions often impact the team in which they reside
  • Manages small teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture
  • Demonstrates ability to contribute content to business development / proposal efforts
  • Business development responsibilities around cloud security including requirements analysis, content development, Accenture services and leading practices alignment
  • Conducts cloud security strategy, readiness and discovery assessments; is familiar with cloud security frameworks, compliance requirements and security operations
  • Delivers services that meet Accenture Project quality specifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years of server, application and network security hardening experience (e.g., design, recommend and implement security hardening technical controls)
  • Minimum of 1 year managing projects using a standardized set of project management principles
  • Minimum of 2 years of technical writing and report generation
  • Minimum of 1 years of managing teams of 2 or more resources
  • Enterprise IT security risk assessments and related frameworks (e.g., ISO 27000 series, NIST 800 Series, COBIT, IT General Controls, etc.)
  • Conceptual knowledge of the following regulations: PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Amazon Web Services architecture or security
    • Microsoft Azure Services architecture or security
    • Cloud data protection (gateway or aaS) for IaaS, PaaS or SaaS
    • Cloud based identity and access management (hosted or aaS) for IaaS, PaaS or SaaS
    • Cloud logging, monitoring, analytics or big data.
    • SecaaS, Cloud Security or Third Party / Cloud Security Assessment
    • Cloud Security vendors in the IAM, Data Protection, Monitoring and IaaS provider specific space
  • Industry recognized certification in security (e.g., CISSP, CCSK,CISA, CISM, CEH, etc.)
  • Experience in IT Security Testing (e.g., penetration testing, web application security assessments, vulnerability assessments and technical security assessments)
  • Experience in Identity and Access Management, Infrastructure Security (virtualized environments a plus), Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Ability to map security controls to compliance requirements for cloud environments
  • Ability to meet travel requirements, when applicable
  • Bachelor's Degree

Professional Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Ability to take initiative to communicate, interact, and collaborate with others to ensure that all aspects of a task are addressed
  • Ability to quickly ramp up on new cloud security technologies and translate traditional and other cloud-related experience

Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law. Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.

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

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 425,000 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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