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Cloud Security Specialist

London Job No. r00169527 Full-time

Job Description

Cloud Security Specialist

Role Location: London

Level: Accenture will be hiring up to Associate Manager level

Please Note: Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS and SC security clearance which requires 5 years continuous UK address history (typically including no periods of 30 consecutive days or more spent outside of the UK) at the point of application.

Note: The above information relates to a specific client requirement

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

Join Accenture and help transform leading Financial Services organisations around the world by incorporating security as a foundation to their cloud journey. 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

As a team:

You will work with clients to design and implement cloud security controls across one or more cloud service providers. Through an in-depth understanding of security best practices and industry security requirements, you will help clients to design, develop and manage a secure cloud environment leveraging both cloud-native and 3rd party security technologies.

In addition, you will support Financial Services Cloud Security business development, go-to-market offering development and the development of our people

Do you want to work in an environment where…? You’ll learn, grown and advance in an innovative culture that flourishes with shared success, innovative ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways.

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and global network of experts, this could be the role for you.

As a Cloud Security Specialist you will:

  • Design, architect, and implement secure cloud solutions that meet client needs and align to industry best practices
  • Perform technical risk assessments, threat modelling of cloud services, architecture security reviews, and offer technical security guidance as a trusted cloud security consultant
  • Provide subject matter expertise within a number of key cloud security domains such as:
    • Identity & Access Management
    • Encryption
    • Network Security
    • Endpoint Security
    • Logging and Monitoring
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Application Penetration Testing
    • Control Plane/Guardrails
    • Vulnerability Management

In our team you will learn how to:

  • Lead and manage large-scale, cloud security transformation projects
  • Work directly with clients and Accenture teams in a multi-disciplined team structure, designing and implementing cloud security solutions across a variety of vendors
  • Lead and manage Cloud Security business development initiatives such as sales origination, deal shaping and proposal writing
  • Lead and manage the development of Cloud Security go-to-market offerings and attend industry events on behalf of the security leadership team
  • Develop deep working relationships with senior executives across Accenture account teams and at clients


The following skills and experience are essential for this role:

  • Can shape and design top to bottom cloud solutions with focus on all aspects of Security (Network, Infrastructure, Access, Cloud Services, Controls, and SecOps)
  • Multi-cloud security solution exposure – AWS, GCP, Azure  
  • Able to advise in comparing facets of cloud.
  • Familiarity with security themes such as SSL, SSO, SAML, AD and IAM
  • Familiarity with security at all levels such as physical, data at rest, data in transit, networks, firewalls, public key infrastructure and DDOS
  • Knowledge and experience of security standards, procedures, reviews and automation
  • Knowledge and experience of security processes and operating models
  • Knowledge and experience of cloud specific security challenges, designs and solutions
  • Knowledge and experience of cloud security tooling (e.g. AWS KM, firewall tools, Zscaler)

Set Yourself Apart:

  • Advanced Security Certifications (e.g. Azure - SC-100, SC-200, AWS-SCS-C02, Google Cloud Certified-Professional Cloud Security Engineer).
  • Industry recognised certifications (e.g. CCSP, CISM

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 up to 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance 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 centers. With 509,000 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


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