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Federal - Advanced Malware Defense Specialist

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00465111


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Chantilly, VA 


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect. 

The Advanced Malware Defense Specialist will perform the following activities:

  • Deploy, configure, operate, maintain, update, and manage advanced malware defense capabilities (currently FireEye) and policies.
  • Ensure all advanced malware defense appliances, databases, reporting servers, and other components are compliant with the most applicable DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), current with all approved patches, security content, and guest images, and are backed up (configurations and data) on a regular basis.
  • Perform regular health checks on the advanced malware defense appliances to ensure they are operating properly and within the expected performance range.
  • Provide custom metrics reports to support regular and ad hoc Government reporting requirements.
  • Document health and status checks and any updates made to the advanced malware defense appliances.
  • Plan and execute the integration of advanced malware defense appliances with other network and security tools.
  • Review and update all Advanced Malware Defense SOPs, Work Instructutions, MOAs, and CONOPS as changes occur with official versions published semi-annually.

Basic Qualifications: 
  • BA/BS degree in Cyber Security Management, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Math, Business or other related field, and 3 years of recent cyber experience, or 7 or more years of recent cyber/malware experience.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Must have one of the following certifications: 
    • GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CCNA-Security (or be able to obtain within 6 months of start date).
Preferred Qualifications: 
Hands on recent use and knowledge of specific products and related technologies:
  • Exposure to DoD  analysis experience.
  • Experience or understanding of IT systems infrastructure.
  • Experience with patch management processes and tools.
  • Experience with process development and deployment.
  • Experience working in a security watch desk environment.
  • Hands-on experience with firewalls, routers, or antivirus appliances a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with cyber security tools such as ArcSight, Nessus, McAfee Endpoint Security, Palo Alto Networks WIldfire, and FireEye.
  • Hands-on experience with data correlation and analytics tools such as Apache Spark, Splunk, QLik, Tableau, or other business intelligence tool.
  • Scripting using bash, Chef, Puppet, or Windows PowerShell.

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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