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Federal - Information Assurance/Security Specialist

Job Location: VA - Chantilly

Job Number: 00460510


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Chantilly, VA


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Determines enterprise information assurance and security standards. Develops and implements information assurance/security standards and procedures. Coordinates, develops, and evaluates security programs for an organization. Recommends information assurance/security solutions to support customers' requirements.  Identifies, reports, and resolves security violations.  Supports customers at the highest levels in the development and implementation of doctrine and policies.  Applies know-how to government and commercial common user systems, as well as to dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and procedures.  Performs analysis, design, and development of security features for system architectures.  Analyzes and defines security requirements for computer systems which may include mainframes, workstations, and personal computers. Designs, develops, engineers, and implements solutions that meet security requirements.  Provides integration and implementation of the computer system security solution.  Analyzes general information assurance-related technical problems and provides basic engineering and technical support in solving these problems. Performs vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle.  Ensures that all information systems are functional and secure.

Key Responsibilities may include (not limited to):

  • Monitoring incoming events and implementing / maintenance of the SIEM capability.
  • Identify, categorize, prioritize and investigate correlated events.
  • Perform investigations and triage of events and incident.
  • Automate analysis of correlated events and production of alerts, to notify recipients of immediate issues.
  • Provide content development to include reports, real-time rules, filters and active channels
  • Provide engineering and architecture support for audit capability/activities
  • Oversee daily IA activities, including:
    • Certification and Accreditation (C&A) activities for all Infrastructure services
    • Security Testing activities
    • Configuration Management using the Tripwire Tool
    • Audit Log Management using the ArcSight Tool
    • Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) for all Infrastructure services
    • Customer’s Software Approval Process for new software implementations within the Infrastructure
  • Coach/Mentor less experienced staff

Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Math, Business or other technical major and at least 3 years of recent experience, OR at least 7 years of recent experience in information assurance, information security, or IT security

Preferred Skills:

  • Hands on experience and knowledge of:
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Experience related to infrastructure security, Security Information Event Management (SIEM) vulnerability and risk assessments, security policy review / implmentation, general IT and security controls development, compliance readiness (i.e. NIST 800- Series, DIACAP, FISMA, FedRAMP, FIPS) and technical security architecture/design/development/implementation.
  • Minimum 2 years experience with both Unix/Linux OS (preferred in AIX, Solaris, HPUX, or RHEL/AS) OR minimum 2 years Windows Server OS.
  • Minimum Security +  IAT II DoD 8570 certification.
  • Knowledge of DoD security directives, guidelines, and standards
  • Exposure to DoD analysis experience
  • Experience with customer’s information assurance processes and procedures
  • Experience managing budgets  
  • Experience or understanding of systems infrastructure


An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, 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 federal, state, or local law.


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


Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


US Citizenship Required.



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