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Red Team - Lead

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Job Description

Red Team - Lead

Location: London / Cheltenham / Edinburgh / Remote

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. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO#

In our team you will:

  • Gain exposure to diverse industries and advanced security architectures, as you lead sophisticated simulated cyber-attacks against our globally renowned clients, employing the very latest threat actor tools and techniques.

  • Work closely with top-tier security experts in our threat intelligence and incident response teams, strengthening your already strong offensive security skills and pushing the boundaries of cybersecurity innovation.

  • Engage in ongoing training, certification, and conferences to stay at the forefront of the cyber security landscape, equipped with the latest tools and methodologies.

  • Contribute to enhancing the cybersecurity resilience of some of the world’s largest organisations, leaving a lasting impact on their security.

As a Red Team Lead you will:

  • Lead and execute Red Team / Purple Team / Simulated Attack engagements.

  • Manage the safe, compliant, and effective technical delivery of testing for across sectors and clients.

  • Provide expert SME input for clients, scoping new simulated attack projects and developing our service offering. 

  • Cultivate the technical skills of more junior colleagues, contributing to the technical capability development of our tools and systems for delivery of simulated attack exercises.


The following skills and experience are essential for this role:

  • Red Team / Simulated Attack testing experience; leading multi-month red team assessments with a small supporting team of testers and contributing specialists.

  • Experience overseeing or providing SME support into multiple simultaneous red team assessments delivered by other testers.

Set yourself apart:

  • CREST Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) (including valid CREST CCT-INF certification).

  • Knowledge and prior experience of delivering CBEST, TIBER, iCAST or similar assessments.

  • Experience of leading and managing teams of security professionals.

  • Experience in blue team, purple team or defensive security roles.

  • Demonstrable experience in uplifting team technical capability and developing and releasing red team related tooling.

  • You will be expected to take part in client pitches and business development where appropriate - although this role does not carry a sales target).

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance, car allowance (paid as cash), Bonus scheme, and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there may be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

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 centres. With 733,000 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

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: 01/03/2024

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


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement     

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 by 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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