Job Description

Role: Cyber Threat Intelligence Research and Development Lead

Location: London                  

Travel: Minimal

Salary: up to £85,000 + Benefits



Join Accenture Security iDefense and you will become crucial towards helping us grow and succeed. The iDefense R&D lead will spearhead our efforts to build new collection, analysis, and research platforms. Developments become immediately relevant towards producing timely intelligence for both our internal analytical teams and our clients. The R&D team is responsible for taking iDefense expertise and crystallizing it into data-driven workflows that are efficient, innovative, and encourage collaboration. There is endless potential for growth both in bringing new ideas to life and improving on existing solutions and capabilities.


What responsibilities will you have? 


The role includes directing the inception, design, development and deployment of new and existing intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination capabilities. This includes mapping analyst requirements, analysing datasets and raw sources, crafting collection capabilities, managing developers, developing analytical modules, generating outputs and user interfaces, and overseeing infrastructure growth to support it all.


The role includes extensive opportunities to interact with senior internal stakeholders, clients, other analysts and researchers, along with a host of technical staff to collaborate with. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing software for intelligence lifecycle or a cyber security ecosystem. They will have experience in leading projects, personnel management and strong communication skills. 


Required technical skills and experience:

  •  Extensive, proven professional software development experience
  •  Demonstrable experience in leading a software development team or comparable role
  •  Demonstrable experience in cyber security, intelligence or information security, in any  sector or industry
  •  Demonstrable experience in Python or Javascript/React
  •  Demonstrable knowledge and project experience in a data-driven environment


Bonus technical skills/experience:

  •  Experience in both Javascript and Python – strong advantage
  •  Experience with Docker or comparable virtualisation/containerization solutions
  •  Experience with Elasticsearch and NoSQL platforms
  •  Experience working in frontend software development (HTML/CSS/others)
  •  Experience working in cloud-based environments



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What academic qualifications do you need?


               A BSc in Computer Science or equivalent is an advantage, but not required if demonstrably equivalent experience is available/

               Certifications in information security are an advantage.

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 31/09/2019

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


All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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