Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location:  Greenbelt, MD

 

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 Technical Cyber Deputy Director will support the SOC/SE Director with the day-to-day operations of a SOC and Security Engineering team. This includes interfacing with the Government and Program leadership to ensure programmatic objectives are being met as well as interfacing with SOC/SE Leads to ensure the technical requirements adequately meet or exceed program objectives are operational.  They will also be responsible for the following:
  • Develop and present Government customer and Program leadership presentations
  • Lead the development of incident response plans, workflows, and SOPs.
  • Develop and maintain the SOC personnel shift schedules.
  • Provide technical guidance to the SOC team.
  • Develop and administer SOC Standard Operating Procedures and processes and review their application to ensure that SOC's controls, policies, and procedures are operating effectively.
  • Provide management oversight for the identification, triage and response of events or incidents of apparent security breaches.
  • Produce and review aggregated performance metrics.
  • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the SOC, through improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions.
  • Play a significant role in long-term SOC strategy and planning, including initiatives geared toward operational excellence.
  • Verify deployment and maintenance of security sensors and tools.
  • Monitor security sensors and review logs to identify intrusions.
  • Verify scripting/programming language to extract, de-obfuscate, or otherwise manipulate malware-related data.
  • Collaborate with an incident response team to rapidly build detection rules as needed.
  • Identify incident root cause and take proactive mitigation steps.
  • Perform lessons learned activities.
  • Mentor and provide training to SOC analysts and run brown bag training sessions.
  • Develop and maintain vulnerabilities and track resolution reports.
  • Develop and present threat intel reports.
  • Develop and implement detection use cases.
  • Develop and implement IDS signatures.
  • Assist with incident response efforts.
  • Create and brief customer reports.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for after-hours security and/or engineering issues.
  • Perform customer security assessments.
  • Develop and run table top exercises

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • US Citizenship Required
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 10 years of IT cyber experience with at least 4 years in a SOC or SE leadership role
  • Past SOC/SE leadership experience preferably with multiple federal agencies
  • Experience with Splunk and other cyber tools.
  • Technical understanding of operating systems, network architecture and design, Active Directory (AD) application log consumables, systems design as well as superior knowledge of technical operations process and procedures.
  • Knowledge of encryption, key management and cryptology.
    Experience with the Risk Management Framework, Security Controls, and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) operating standards and applicable guidelines.
  • In-depth knowledge on network, endpoint, threat intelligence, forensics and malware reverse engineering, as well as the functioning of specific applications or underlying IT infrastructure
  • Experienced in developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Experienced in incident management, root cause analysis, providing oversight of security assessment and incident response protocols, establishing metrics to support maximum productivity and operational readiness while also participating in project planning activities.
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.

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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