Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/CIO
Location: Negotiable

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People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Job Description

The Security Engineer is responsible for maintaining security compliance for assets across multiple Accenture Business Units. This individual will work within the Security Compliance and Operations (SCO) team within CIO reporting to the Security Sr. Manager.  They will be responsible for working with asset owners to remediate security vulnerabilities identified by Information Security (IS). The Security Engineer will assist with responses to security breaches as identified by Accenture Security Operations Center (ASOC) and Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) teams. They will be responsible for partnering with Accenture teams and new Acquisitions. The Security Engineer will also be tasked with leading a team of Security Analysts responsible for managing the security compliance for all of our EU and APAC business units. The Security Engineer will consolidate reporting for the region, follow up on escalations, manage the day to day compliance work for the team, and be a liason between APAC and North American teammates that work opposite shifts. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Work with all Information Security and CIO programs and teams to ensure compliance to security policies and standards.
  • Coordinate with application, system, and cloud account owners to remediate vulnerabilities identified in the Information Security Dashboard (ISD).
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance to clients and other Accenture groups in remediating security vulnerabilities on systems.
  • Conduct daily follow-ups with asset owners as vulnerabilities age to ensure they are remediated before the go red on the ISD.
  • Work directly with clients and Accenture teams to ensure timely rollout of new Information Security initiatives and tooling.
  • Escalate issues to appropriate teams and leadership as appropriate to meet compliance deadlines.
  • Develop and leverage security knowledge to provide detective, responsive, and preventative security controls.
  • Respond to security breaches by working with our ASOC and CIRT teams to identify to scope of the breach, mitigate and implement corrective actions as recommended by the CIRT team.
  • Write technical documentation including processes, procedures, and knowledgebase articles.
  • Work closely with the V&A team to train new Acquisition personnel on Accenture Security practices and policies as well as provide assistance prioritizing and remediating vulnerabilities.
  • Lead a team of Security Analysts tasked with providing security compliance support.


Additionally, the Security Engineer may be asked to.


  • Perform direct security remediation activities on systems where access is granted, and changes are approved.
  • Assess/install/maintain third-party tools on Windows and Linux servers
  • Make proactive suggestions for service improvements and demonstrate commitment to Service Excellence
  • Coordinate planned and unplanned outages with vendors and customers.
  • Provide Outage Resolution Support for both server and network related issues. This includes investigation of outage cause, impact on user, and resolution.
  • Provide operational support, ensuring systems and devices are online and available which may include 24x7 on-call support
  • Create, track, and manage service orders with managed services vendor.
  • Manage internal projects to implement new security programs, automation, or tooling.
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Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a primarily security focused role
  • Minimum of 5 year of experience supporting, patching, and troubleshooting either Windows or Linux servers
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supporting one or more infrastructure security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion prevention, security groups, access control lists (ACL)
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience managing a team, being a team lead, or managing large projects
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience using a vulnerability scanning solution (such as Qualys, Nessus, Tenable, or Nexpose) and working with server and application owners to remediate vulnerabilities. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience writing processes, procedures, and troubleshooting documentation to assist operations teams in support efforts.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Directory Services (Active Directory) to support Identity and Access Management and compliance related activities on Windows Server based operating systems.
  • Basic understanding of public cloud offerings (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Ability to process large amounts of data and summarize into easy to consume and prioritize tasks
  • Experience deploying and troubleshooting a variety of security agents (Qualys, Tanium, SEP, SIEM, FireEye, McAfee).
  • Experiencing securing internally and externally facing web applications.
  • Experience implementing encryption technologies to support secure computing and data storage.
  • Maintain at least 1 security certification (CISSP, SANS, GIAC, CEH, CISM, Security+).
  • Experience with compliance programs such as GDPR, PCI, HIPPA, etc
  • Project Management certification or experience
  • Familiarity with automation tools such as Chef, Ansible, or Terraform to support compliance related activities on Unix server based operating systems. 
  • Experience with merger and acquisitions integration.
  • Experience designing and implementing security solutions in public and hybrid cloud environments (AWS, Azure and Google).
  • Experience securing traditional IaaS, PaaS and managed private cloud technologies.
  • Experience with network security technologies (Firewall, IPS, IDS, WAF, NSX, Cisco).
  • Experience implementing and maintaining Vulnerability Scanners (Qualys, Tenable, Nessus, FireEye).
  • Project Management experience

Professional Skills:

  • Commitment to service excellence.
  • Ability to work as part of a large distributed team.
  • Driven to excel in a remote work environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Multi lingual
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian 
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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Unless expressly indicated, this role is not open in the state of Colorado. 

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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