Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location:  Annapolis Junction, 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 ISSE will be responsible for leading and writing documentation in support of the ServiceNow installation and any custom applications obtaining an Authorization To Operate (ATO).

 

The Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) responsibilities are below:

•Coordinate with the infrastructure teams to plan, develop, implement and test security controls that meet Federal regulations, program objectives, operational needs and user experience.

•Lead the development and maintenance of ATO and other security documentation such as the System Security Plan, Privacy Impact Assessment, Configuration Management Plan, Contingency Plan, Contingency Plan Test Report, POA&M, annual FISMA assessment, and incident reports.

•Assess vulnerabilities to ascertain if additional safeguards are needed and ensure systems are patched and security hardened at all levels of the “stack,” and monitor to ensure vulnerabilities are remediated as appropriate.

•Manage vulnerabilities mitigation commitments from the integration team.

•Assist in establishing rules for program/project vulnerability scans, risk analyses and security assessments which includes addressing controls defined by OMB A130 Appendix III, FIPS 199, NIST SP800-37, NIST SP800-53, NIST SP500-299 for both business operations and technical implementation throughout the eSDLC for the SoS.

•Analyze and define security requirements for information protection. Analyze change requests for security impacts and provide recommendations to the client.

Conduct reviews of cloud SLAs for compliance to DoD security requirements

•Lead discussion on cloud security controls/requirements

•Provide guidance to the System Owners and System Teams and recommend security control implementation strategies

•Collaborate with internal and external customers to identify cloud vulnerabilities and recommend mitigation alternatives for POA&M items

•Reviewing cloud security test results to identify weaknesses, technical flaws, and vulnerabilities

Analyze change requests for security risk, monitor and track security-related defects and resolutions, and make recommendations to the client.

Execute with limited direction or conceptual direction, anticipating customer needs and proactively supporting those needs.

•Works with the Infrastructure and Engineering Staff to incorporate tools and best practices that ensure control requirements are addressed to promote a robust security posture for the application.


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Qualifications

Basic requirements:

  • 4 years of IT Security experience OR BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information System Security Engineering, or other related discipline
  • 4 years of ISSE experience
  • CISSP (or Associate) or CASP CE certification
  • US Citizenship

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with XACTA

 

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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