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Security Services Lead

Job Location: TX - Houston

Regional Description: Southwest

Job Number: 00569464


- Job description

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People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.


Security professionals apply deep security skills to design, build and protect enterprise systems, applications, data, assets and people for Accenture and our clients.


Job Description

Security and Risk professionals develop and deliver solutions that protect enterprise systems, applications and data by establishing policies, practices and tools that prevent unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification or disruption.

A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
Identifies, assesses and solves complex business problems for area of responsibility, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
Closely follows the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near term goals.
Interacts with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach.
Has some latitude in decision-making. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility.
Manages large - medium sized teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.


The Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager will be charged with leading day to day operations of the Managed Security Operations team across the following services: Monitoring and Response, Endpoint Security, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Security Architecture, and Security Applications Management. You will be the point of contact to senior client personnel and will be responsible for Security Operations Center team members globally.
The ideal candidate will be a technically experienced and innovative security professional who has the ability and experience to lead a team of security professionals and execute broad security goals within a global team. Experience in the following areas would be ideal of this role: network and application
security, endpoint security, security operations, security investigations and incident response. Candidates should be experience coaching team members at all levels (analyst, team lead, manager) and working with direct reports onshore and offshore.
Responsibilities include:
  • Managing initial design and implementation of the core services in scope
  • Execute security operations processes, identify and measure critical security operations metrics and continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all core services in scope
  • Manage and develop SOC team members, including mentoring and capability / skill development. Provide a framework for team members to be successful in achieving the team and individual performance objectives
  • Work closely with client CISO and Security Leadership to identify implement process changes, improvements and efficiencies and ensure solid security practices
  • Provide security expertise to the SOC team leveraging industry leading practices

Basic Qualifications:


  • 7+ years of experience of network/security architecture or operations experience
  • Certifications: CISSP, CISM, GCIA, GWAPT, GCIH, GSEC, OSCP, OSCE, OSCP, or similar certification preferable

Preferred Skills:


  • Experience with the selection, implementation, and management of enterprise security technologies, including SIEM, anti-virus, anti-malware, DLP, IDS/ IPS, vulnerability scanners, configuration management, and encryption
  • Experience with performing management of 24x7 Security Operation Center services, ensuring SOC SLAs are met
  • Experience with leading the development, implementation, and management of processes that ensure security countermeasures and monitoring are effective and sustained on all applicable systems
  • Experience with leading the development, implementation, and management of incident response plans and response activities.
Professional Skill Requirements
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Desire to work in an information systems environment Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills Excellent leadership and management skills
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

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

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and 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.



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