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Threat Hunting Manager

Job Location: London, Manchester, Midlothian - Edinburgh

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00545101


- Job description

Role: Threat Hunting Manager

Location: Leeds/UK                  

Travel: 60-80%

Salary: £68,000- 87,000 + Benefits




Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations 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.


Join Accenture Security Practice and you will become part of the one of the fastest growing areas of the business with significant growth plans through additional recruitment and acquisitions. The Threat Hunting Manager provides advisory and technical support to help our clients improve their Information Security posture to respond to the rapidly evolving Cyber Security threats.  You will provide information security subject matter expertise and utilize your business insight to work collaboratively with our clients to advise, design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions.


The Cyber Defence offering transforms clients to a proactive approach that builds resilience immediately into their traditional networks and endpoints (including the cloud, mobile devices and the internet of things). With advanced innovations and proven risk management models, we help clients make it harder for cyber criminals to succeed.


Services include: 

  • Attack surface reduction
  • Security transformation
  • Advanced threat services
  • Breach readiness and response 

What responsibilities will you have?


The role:


As a threat hunter, your primary role is to undertake research and conduct host forensics, network, forensics, log analysis, and malware analysis. You will hunt customer networks with indicators of compromise, looking for evidence of a compromise  You are expected to be a self-driven professional who is capable of identifying your own activities, contribute ideas to improve our threat hunting efforts and to provide technical supervision for our team of junior analysts.


Required technical skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of forensic file system and memory techniques and use of the most commonly used toolsets, such as dtSearch, EnCase, and FTK Suite
  • Identify attacker tools, tactics, and procedures to develop indicators of compromise
  • Deep technical knowledge of methods utilized for evidence collection, maintenance of chain of custody and associated documentation, evidence storage and analysis and evidentiary reporting
  • Detailed knowledge of Windows & Unix based operating systems and administrative tools
  • Windows disk and memory forensics
  • Unix or Linux disk and memory forensics
  • Static and dynamic malware analysis
  • Network traffic and protocol analysis utilizing tools such as Wireshark
  • Thorough understanding of cyber security operations, security monitoring, and SIEM tools
  • Strong analytic, qualitative, and quantitative reasoning skills
  • Excellent written and oral English 

The ideal candidate will also possess the following traits: 

  • Team oriented
  • Results driven
  • Strong passion and self-driven
  • Well organised
  • Able to work effectively under pressure

Bonus technical skills/experience:

  • Strong knowledge of incident response, forensics and investigation processes
  • Applied knowledge of security controls such as authentication and identity management, security enhanced network architectures and application based controls (including Windows, Unix, and network equipment)
  • Experience in managing end to end incident response investigations customers
  • Experience in red teaming

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Previous full-time work experience in information security management and/or related functions (such as Cyber Threat Hunting Security Knowledge and skills, Big data processing and analytics, Cloud computing architecture, infrastructure and solution design);
  • A background in technical IT roles and excellent software development skills.
  • Experience in identifying active threats and working with real-time detection of external and insider threats and compromised user accounts.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills;
  • Either SC Cleared or the ability to become security cleared;
  • All candidates must be willing to offer full mobility (i.e. prepared to work away from home Monday to Friday as required);

What academic qualifications do you need?

  • Security Certifications and understanding of current industry best practices are highly desirable.

What’s in it for you?


All of our professionals receive comprehensive training covering business, technical and professional skills development.  You will have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in Cyber Security. The sheer variety and scale of work we do, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform to build a career.  In addition, our growth, combined with our integrated career counselling, offers great opportunities for rapid advancement.


As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including 30 days holiday, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme.


What are the next steps?


If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


About Accenture


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 specialised 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. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2018

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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