Job Description

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career

Why join Accenture’s security practice?
 
Serving as a trusted security partner for more than 20 years to more than 330 clients across ~70 countries, Accenture’s security practice helps organizations build resilience from the inside out so they can operate and grow confidently in a rapidly evolving threat landscape. Our 5000 security professionals bring exceptional industry expertise to tailor intelligent security services to our clients’ unique businesses and industries. We provide a full spectrum of services – from security strategy development, to business transformation to managed security services – on demand and at a global scale.
  
Leveraging our global resources and next-generation technologies, we create an integrated, comprehensive program tailored to each organization’s specific business goals and industry. Recognizing that there is no finish line in securing enterprises, we are constantly collaborating at our global cyber labs and centers with our broad, interdisciplinary innovation ecosystem of the best minds in security. Our focus on continuous innovation gives us a front lines perspective that ensures we are adapting to match the pace of security challenges.
Accenture’s unique ability to combine deep Security expertise across Strategy, Technology and Operations means that it can offer clients an enterprise-wide security program to predict, protect, detect, and respond to threats in an industry specific context.  
Job Description

INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY strengthens clients’ ability to detect, prevent, and respond to infrastructure threats (networks, clouds, endpoints, mobile, and IoT). This includes cloud security, network architecture transformation, network security controls, modern secure remote access, endpoint detection & response.

Responsibilities
 
Key responsibilities for infrastructure security consulting practitioners include:
Implementation of infrastructure security hardware and software with a focus on network segmentation and inspection of traffic;
Performing analysis of network security needs that contribute to the design, integration, and installation of hardware and software;
Analysis, troubleshooting and development of solutions to network problems;
Administering perimeter security systems such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems;
Lead a team of people to deliver client value through high quality project delivery and pre-sales activities;
Participate in infrastructure and application project teams providing consultation on information security designs;
Review and define requirements for information security solutions; 
Integration with corporate WAN, LAN and server architectures and other security programs;
Travel as required (can be up to 100% at times).
A professional at the manager 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 at a client or within Accenture.
Play a leadership role in a key go to market pillar within the Infrastructure Security Practice
Work collaboratively with senior management to grow the capacity and capabilities of the Infrastructure Security Practice 



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Minimum of 8 years of experience in network security design and operations, and network administration;
Must have a strong technical knowledge of network security controls relating to IPS/IDS systems, security monitoring, vulnerability management, network segmentation and firewall technologies (Palo Alto, Cisco, Fortinet); 
Minimum of 4 years hands on experience implementing firewall solutions (Palo Alto, Cisco, Fortinet) for large Canadian or multi-national companies;
Minimum of 2 years of experience with Platform Security (UNIX/Windows);
Minimum 1 year of network packet capture and interpretation experience;
Must be experienced leading projects; managing resources, timelines, ensuring quality and tracking budgets.

Preferred Skills:
Minimum Bachelor’s degree 
Vendor certifications (Palo Alto, Cisco, Fortinet);
Industry recognized Professional Security certification (e.g. CISSP)
Experience working for the Big 4 or Global SI is highly desired
Knowledge of cyber defense vendors and product capabilities
In possession of, or able to qualify for, Canadian security clearance strongly preferred
Ability to travel 80-100%

 
Professional Skill Requirements
Ability to lead and manage dynamic multi-region teams 
Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment
Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in professional setting; either military or civilian  

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At Accenture, inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and embedded in our core values. We are committed to creating a workforce where our people can feel comfortable, be themselves and contribute. Like Canada itself, Accenture employees represent a tremendous variety of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, backgrounds and languages. We offer an inclusive environment regardless of personal characteristics such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or disability. 
 
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About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com. 

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Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs such as for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009 or send us an email.

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