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Application security engineer

Athens Job No. r00180368 Full-time

Job Description

ARE YOU READY to step up to the New and take your technology expertise to the next level?

There is never a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why we love it here! This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a rewarding career at Accenture Security. Working in highly collaborative teams for world-leading clients, we’ll nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. Whatever your work and life goals, we’ll help you achieve them. Sooner.

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations 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. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career. People in our track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.  Security professionals apply deep security skills to design, build and protect enterprise systems, applications, data, assets and people for Accenture and our clients.


Accenture Security is one of the fastest growing areas of the business with significant growth plans through additional recruitment and acquisitions. You will be joining Accenture's Cyber Defense services, working as part of the rapidly expanding Greek team to manage, maintain and enhance industrialized and repeatable processes, methods, tools and response plans to secure applications and environments and safeguard systems development standards. And all this in a dynamic and friendly team that together defies every challenge. At Accenture, you create the environment in which you thrive - with working methods that suit you. You remain flexible. And become part of a team full of unique people who make a difference together.

Application Security professionals assess, define, implement and/or support world-class application security solutions for Accenture or our clients, spanning simple IT projects to large-scale, enterprise-level programs. The Application Security role includes:

  • Definition of security testing processes into software development life cycle.

  • Definition of application security architecture elements.

  • Definition and documentation of security requirements for applications (web, mobile, SOA, etc.).

  • Definition and measurement of KPI and KRI related to security in applications.

  • Build PoC with clients to determine best tools to be implemented.

  • Vulnerability lifecycle management on client environment.

  • Run security testing and security assessments.

  • Collaborate with clients to define best approach to maximize the security posture.



  • Passion for Security, Agile, and DevSecOps.

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Security or relevant engineering discipline.

  • Software development Waterfall, Agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban, and with a DevOps mindset.

  • At least 2 years of experience working on delivering application security projects and services or equivalent industry experience in related fields such as software engineering, cloud, quality assurance, etc.

  • Familiar with security practices and architectures, such as network security, security code development, security auditing, security hardening, information security.

  • Experience in conducting security checks, such as SAST, DAST and SCA with Fortify/Veracode/Checkmarx tools, vulnerability analysis in applications and penetration tests skills using IDA Pro, Ghidra or similar.

  • Experience with OWASP Testing Guide v3 / 4 and OWASP TOP 10.

  • Experience in securing APIs.

  • Hands-on experience in software development with some of the most common languages and enterprise frameworks (Java, J2EE, Spring, C++, C#, Python, .NET…), and web application and web services development technologies and frameworks (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, Node.JS…).

  • Extensive use of change management technologies (SVN, Git…).

  • Strong presentation, speaking, collaboration, and writing skills.

  • Demonstrate excellent command of Greek & English language, both written and spoken.

  • Curious, self-motivated, life-long learner, empathetic, and collaborative.

Will be considered a plus:

  • Master in Digital Security field.

  • Certification CEH, CISSP, CSSLP, CDP/CDE, GWAPT, GWEB, OSWE, CompTIA Security+ (or equivalent).

  • Experience in management and definition of security in the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

  • Experience in automatization of CI/CD tasks in continuous release development DevOps environments (Jenkins, Ansible, Bamboo).

  • Valuable knowledge on PaaS or containerized deployment architectures (OpenStack, OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes…).

  • Valuable knowledge on SOA security (WS-Security, REST security) and models (Kerberos, OpenID, OAuth, JWT, SSO…).


  • Competitive salary and benefits, including but not limited to: life/health insurance, performance based bonuses, monthly vouchers, company car (depending on management level), flexible work arrangements, employee share purchase plan, TEA Accenture, parental leave, paid overtime (if needed) and various corporate discounts.

  • Continuous hard and soft skills training & development through global platforms & local academy.

  • Career coaching and mentorship to help you manage your career and develop professionally.

  • Ongoing strengths and skills based evaluation process.

  • Various opportunities to develop your career across a spectrum of clients, industries and projects.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture.

  • Corporate citizenship initiatives (access to volunteering opportunities, charity work etc.).

  • Under our Brain Regain initiative, extra relocation benefits may apply.

In case your profile is a match for the role, you will receive an email requesting to download our new innovative mobile App, Enter Accenture Greece for Android or iOS devices . Then, you will be able to log in by using your personalized credentials provided by our Recruitment Team within 48 hours and start your Accenture Journey!

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