Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Springfield, VA 


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Seeking a Cloud Security Architect with 10+ years of experience demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of key tasks on a large high visibility IT program.  As the Cloud Security Architect, you'll be responsible for designing and documenting the cloud security strategy to ensure a consistent cloud security framework. You'll need strong interpersonal and communication skills to lead the overall cloud security strategy and deliver solutions across varying departments to ensure consistency.  You'll design, build and implement enterprise-class security solutions within a multi-tenant cloud environment to support a large federal agency. This project is architecting the migration from on-premise systems to the cloud and will design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge. Additionally, you'll assist in leading teams performing the front line designing and developing using start of the art technologies.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop security architectures for cloud and cloud/hybrid based systems. 
  • Possess a firm understanding of the offerings within Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMWare, and optionally within Microsoft Azure platforms. 
  • Based on business requirements, design and implement architectures and designs that will allow those requirements to be met with a minimal degree of risk and with appropriate security controls present to achieve and maintain authority to operate (ATO)
  • Work with engineering, infrastructure services, and security operations teams to produce required security documentation
  • Represents Security Platform in development and implementation of the overall cloud architecture. 
  • Acts as the ambassador and senior technical representative for Enterprise Security while engaging with other senior technical leaders in design and implementation of cloud and cloud/hybrid based implementations and solutions.
  • Works with Engineering, Infrastructure Services, and Application Development organizations to choose appropriate technology solutions and facilitates complete integration into existing hybrid cloud environments
  • Develops standards in partnership with Engineering, Infrastructure Services, and Operations 
  • Leads initiatives designed to share knowledge across Security Platforms and/or Technology teams. 
  • Identifies, recommends, coordinates, deliver timely knowledge to support teams regarding technologies, processes or tools. 
  • Develops and executes strategies to increase Cloud Security knowledge 

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 
  • 10 years of experience and both a B.S. and M.S. degree. Bachelor of Science (BS) can be substituted with an additional 4 years of security/cloud hybrid related experience, and a Master of Science (M.S.) can be substituted with an additional 2 years of security/cloud hybrid related experience.
  • 3+ years of hands on experience with Cloud security solution (AWS/Google Cloud/Azure security)
  • 1 year experience in developing and administering an information technology disaster recovery program
  • 5 years of experience in developing security architectures
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Cloud Security and Architecture related certifications (Amazon AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, Amazon AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional).
  • Experience with deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management (Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, etc) preferred.
  • Architecture of mobile platform (iOS, Android) solutions, integrated with cloud-based services, preferred.
  • Detailed understanding of SSL/TLS protocols and certificate-based solutions preferred.
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture for cloud-based services.
  • Experience working with cloud security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and server virtualization technologies.
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.

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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.

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