Job Description

This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a rewarding career – with excellent benefits – at Accenture. Working in highly collaborative teams for world-leading clients, we’ll nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. While fast-tracking your career, you’ll have the flexibility to pursue your specialist passions. So, whatever your work and life goals, we’ll help you achieve them sooner.

Role Summary:
A Senior Manager in the Security R&D group is responsible for developing the prototypes that bring Accenture's Technology Vision to life. This includes working within the R&D teams creating the software and other materials needed to demonstrate the value of a new technology. They must be able to learn new technologies very quickly and be able to adapt to rapidly changing requirements.

Our Senior Managers represent their research initiatives as subject matter specialists to projects across Accenture and to our clients. Advising clients and internal teams on security strategy and capabilities to solve the hardest of security challenges. Senior Managers present often at conferences, lead client workshops, and are expected to become known authorities within industry in their research initiative.

Key responsibilities:
  • Build Internal & External Relationships
  • Represent the R&D group and the overall Labs in internal and external settings
  • Develop deep relationships with downstream providers, the broader ecosystem and other external R&D organizations
  • Present relevant thought leadership to senior executives in Accenture and its clients
Spearhead thought leadership through publications/POV's, patents and speaking engagements
  • Manage Cyber Security R&D Agenda
  • Define, prioritize, and lead multiple Cyber Security R&D projects; chart a long-term Cyber Security R&D roadmap
  • Formulate and execute Cyber Security R&D agenda, which involves discovering the relevant ecosystem to work with, prototype, establish pioneering engagements and package the results for scaling to the rest of Accenture
  • Understand, articulate and further identify key Security trends and its potential business impact
  • Work closely with the Cyber Security R&D group lead to develop a broader technology agenda


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • Master’s or PhD with published research
  • 6+ years of leading cross functional teams or research agendas
  • 8+ years of security architecture or security operations experience
Preferred Skills
  • Recent experience identifying emerging threats and adversary methods
  • Experience defining cyber security capabilities for a client / military environment
  • Experience in system and network intrusion analysis and/or forensics
  • Prior experience presenting research at industry conferences
Professional Skill Requirements
  • Ability to travel up 25%
  • 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.

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.

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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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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.

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

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