Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Phoenix, AZ


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

The Security Engineer is responsible for actively promoting, maintaining and validating the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of the organization information assets in compliance with company security policies, standards and best practices. The Engineer is responsible for identifying, purchasing and implementing the appropriate security tool set to assess the company's infrastructure and applications environment. Also, responsible for implementation and administration of the process that tracks the active status and access level for Administrator, Service, and 3rd party, accounts. The Engineer will provide technical security leadership and oversee the implementation and administration, in collaboration with Other Information Technology (IT) teams, of security tool sets including network and host based intrusion detection systems, vulnerability analysis scanning tools; Syslog server, wireless network intrusion detection system, anomaly detection and reporting. Conduct enterprise wide vulnerability assessment scheduling, communications, report generation and problem resolution. Consult with IT personnel on findings to identify technical, procedural or people related vulnerabilities. Assist auditors with their vulnerability scanning requirements and validate internal security documentation is relevant and up to date.

Additional responsibilities of the Engineer:
  • Evaluates and implements security controls to meet or exceed the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) in “high” information classification boundary.
  • Implements Information Security Technology, Physical Security Controls and Federal data security requirements.
  • Proactively plans security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; develops requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related security, network devices and workstations; designs public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to federal and industry standards.
  • Plans delivery of solutions; answers technical and procedural questions from less experienced team members; teaches improvement processes; mentors team members and provides security technical leadership to other Information Security and Information Technology team members.
  • Determines security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researches information security standards; conducts system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studies architecture/platform; identifies integration issues; prepares cost estimates for review by Manager, Information Systems Security.
  • Verifies security control compliance by developing, implementing and maintaining test scripts.
  • Maintains security by monitoring and ensuring compliance to standards, policies, and procedures; conducts incident response analyses; in collaboration with Training department, develops and conducts security education and training programs.
  • Upgrades security systems by monitoring security environment; identifies security gaps; evaluates and implements enhancements.
  • Prepares system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Tracks and understands emerging security practices and standards; participates in educational opportunities; reads professional publications; maintains personal networks; participates in professional organizations.
  • Authors security system and application processes for both operation and management, including as-build service configuration documents
  • Performs detailed and routine assessment to ensure use of established security policies, practices and expectations across all platforms, operating systems and applications.
  • Drafts and recommends changes to Security Policy, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines to meet or exceed corporate or contractual security requirements.
  • Conducts network/system forensics and traffic analysis using protocol and intrusion detection analyzers.
  • Prepares system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Accepts ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explores opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Regular and reliable attendance and on call availability is required


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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 
  • 7+ years of directly related experience in information technology; 5 of which must be in information security programs to include the development, implementation and administration of information security controls, solutions and programs to include:
    • Experience in a role that has led a security operations team, security tools and solutions, secure applications and networking in the implementation of NIST and Security Best Practices to meet or exceed compliance with the FISMA Moderate/High requirements.
    • Experience in a role that has designed and implemented FISMA Moderate/High controls with a heavy emphasis on secure application programming and secure application design.
    • Experience in secure network design and protocols.
    • Direct technical experience in building, conducting and performing penetration testing, audits and assurance programs in compliance with FISMA Moderate/High, HITRUST, URAC and/or similar data security requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to work out of Phoenix, oversee team, connect with client. Dive in and 'figure it out' attitude.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Relevant industry recognized certifications (such as CISSP, SSCP, etc.).
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 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).

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.



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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