Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Milford Mill, 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.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Lead the deployment and operations of a robust AWS and AZURE cloud infrastructure, and will need to demonstrate strong Windows and Linux Experience. 
  • Experience with intrusion detection/prevention systems; firewalls; server log analysis; vulnerability scanners, and security management tools. 
  • Experience developing and maintaining C&A documentation to include: risk assessments; system security plans; contingency planning (CP) and disaster recovery plans (DRP); plans of actions and milestones. 
  • Experience and oversight of POA&;M (Plan of Actions and Milestones) resolution and closure. 
  • Architecting and Designing End to End Security Solutions in Cloud (VCP Security Groups). 
  • Experience working with federal laws and standards, especially FISMA and NIST 800-53, as well as commercial best security practices. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project).
  • Basic understanding of security vulnerabilities.
  • Have a strong interest in and possess basic knowledge of network and computer security issues.
  • Theoretical underpinnings of computer security, as well as, experience with communicating complex technical issues to non-technical audiences in a Windows and Unix environment. 
  • Understanding and managing risk in large enterprise infrastructures.
  • Developing strategies to defend systems and networks from attacks.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills that reflect a variety of reports, procedures, and informational documents which identify, clarify, and produce creative solutions.
  • Be motivated to tackle challenging problems; have excellent organizational skills; be able to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to make decisions independently and in a self-directed manner in support of the goals of the team and organization.
  • Ability to work under pressure and changing priorities.
  • Prior work supporting multiple server platforms, workstations, and networks is essential.
Functional Responsibility:
Information security professional will be part of a team involved in the Security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and maintenance of the Authority to Operate (ATO) for numerous FISMA systems for a federal health care agency.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Configure and maintain security and network monitoring tools. 
  • Evaluate and document all FISMA controls and weaknesses.
  • Assist operational engineering teams to evaluate risks and provide recommendation and implementation strategies to help mitigate weaknesses.
  • Assist operational engineering teams to evaluate risks and provide recommendation and implementation strategies to help mitigate weaknesses.

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 6 years related work experience, including prior experience providing security device support
  • 1 year experience working within a Cloud environment (AWS and Azure)
  • Experience with intrusion detection / prevention systems; firewalls; server log analysis; vulnerability scanners, and security management tools
  • Experience developing and maintaining C&A documentation to include: risk assessments; system security plans; contingency planning (CP) and disaster recovery plans (DRP); plans of actions and milestones
  • Basic understanding of security vulnerabilities
  • Possess basic knowledge of network and computer security issues
  • Theoretical underpinnings of computer security, as well as, experience with communicating complex technical issues to non-technical audiences in a Windows and Unix environment
  • Understanding and managing risk in large enterprise infrastructures
  • Developing strategies to defend systems and networks from attacks
  • Demonstrated written communication skills that reflect a variety of reports, procedures, and informational documents which identify, clarify, and produce creative solutions
  • Prior work supporting multiple server platforms, workstations, and networks is essential
  • Previous experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment is a requirement
  • Proven experience with scripting (either in bash, python or other).
  • Agile experience with Scrum and/or Kanban a plus
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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