Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, DC


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.

Currently seeking a Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst for an opening in Washington, DC. Security analysts are needed to staff a 24x7x365 SOC working Front End Nights from 6:30pm - 6:30am.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Supports development of technical solutions to support client's requirements in solving moderately complex network, platform, and system security problems. Typical focus areas include analytical and engineering solutions based on federal and industry information security policy, doctrine, and regulations. Responsibilities include secure system engineering, development and monitoring.
  • Provides IDS monitoring and analysis, network traffic and log analysis, prioritization and differentiation between potential intrusion attempts, determination of false alarms, insider threat and APT detection, and malware analysis/forensics
  • Creates and tracks investigations to resolution
  • Composes security alert notifications
  • Advises incident responders in the steps to take to investigate and resolve computer security incidents



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Qualifications

Basic Skills & Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience and 6 + years of IT related experience
  • 4 + years related work experience, including prior experience working as a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) or a Security Operations Center (SOC) analyst
  • Experience with Anti-Virus, Intrusion Detection Systems, Firewalls, Active Directory, Web Proxies, Vulnerability Assessment tools and other security tools found in large enterprise network environments; along with experience working with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions
  • Familiarity with various network and host-based security applications and tools, such as network and host assessment/scanning tools, network and host based intrusion detection systems, and other security software packages
  • One or more of the following tools: Archer, McAfee, Pal Alto, FireEye NSX, Splunk
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
  • One or more of the following certifications are strongly desired:
    • GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA)
    • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
    • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
    • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
    • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
    • GIAC Certified Perimeter Protection Analyst (GPPA)
    • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT)
    • GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
    • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Experience working within a government agency
  • Digital Media Analysis (DMA) and prior computer forensics experience strongly desired
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.




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DC,DC - Washington

Accenture is 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.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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