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Job description: Application Security Consultant

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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 7000 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. 

Description: You will be joining Accenture's global application security advisory services practice, working as part of the rapidly expanding Canadian team to help clients build & operate their application security programs. You will be the face of Accenture and provide clients with services such as threat modelling, software security remediation & scanning support, application security testing and/or threat assessments  (e.g DAST, SAST, SCA, pentests, threat models), perform gap and maturity assessments, participate in security champions programs, assist in driving programs/project agendas to keep clients and team mates on track, etc.

You will be given opportunities to help clients develop their software security programs & strategy, advise them on the latest trends and tooling, build operational efficiency, scale their businesses, contribute to the local Canadian practice, etc.

As part of the global Accenture Technology group, you'll get international exposure to a variety of clients, industries, technologies, projects, frameworks, cloud providers, subject matter experts, learning resources, etc, at an amazing scale and scope that will ensure you're always learning, growing, and doing meaningful work that help you, your team-mates, and our clients succeed.

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Required qualification and skills:

  • Can read/write code in at least one programming/scripting language and open to learning more
  • 4+ years of experience delivering application security projects/services or equivalent industry experience in related fields such as software engineering/programming, cloud, quality assurance, etc.
  • Understand basic software development concepts and tooling (typical SDLC, IDEs, pipelines, code repositories, etc)
  • Familiar with basic risk management concepts (e.g. risk and vulnerability ratings, activities in a typical threat-risk assessment, impact/likelihood, etc)
  • Understanding of basic application security vulnerabilities (e.g. OWASP Top 10)
  • Strong presentation, speaking, collaboration, and writing skills
  • Curious, self-motivated, life-long learner, empathetic, collaborative, comfortable with uncertainty.
  • Willing to obtain Canadian federal Reliability security

Preferred skills:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer science, CIS/MIS, engineering, information security, or related
  • Industry recognized certification such as CISSP, CSSLP, CISM, etc
  • Prior experience in consulting
  • Prior experience with threat modelling, performing DAST/SAST/SCA scans or pen-tests, standing up and configuring appsec tools, and/or integrating tools into a development pipeline
  • Basic cloud proficiency with GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • Basic understanding of agile/devops methods
  • Understand basic networking concepts (e.g. DNS, LANs/WANs/VLANs, common protocols like HTTP(s), etc)
  • French language proficiency


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