Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA

Accenture Federal Services, helping our federal clients tackle their toughest challenges while unleashing their fullest potential…and then some. What makes our approach so unique? Operating from the nation’s capital, we bring together commercial innovation and leading-edge technologies to deliver an integrated and interactive experience that far exceeds expectations. How? Our passion meets purpose! Through our diverse culture and inclusive thinking, we embrace our employees' ideas taking them from concept to practical solutions. Not to mention, we sleep well at night knowing our work directly impacts and improves the way the world works. We keep our tech smarts sharp by providing abundant training and certification opportunities. Are you ready to learn and grow in a career, while making a difference?

You Are:

The Portfolio Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) is a senior cybersecurity leader within our corporate security directorate, supporting our Client Data Protection (CDP) program, who serves as a principal advisor to the CDP Director, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and portfolio leadership in managing people, processes, and technology capabilities impacting the security of AFS network and applications, and the security, proper access, and retention of AFS and client data.

The Work:

  • Acting as a primary consultative resource for client delivery teams in solving for security related questions and issues to protect AFS and client data

  • Assisting with setting direction, priorities, and monitoring compliance with a variety of requirements based on industry best practices, internal controls, federal regulations, contractual obligations, and similar

  • Representing the needs of the business for security initiative planning and prioritization, and advocates for better integration between security and business operations for client teams

  • Identifying and recommending programs or new technologies to mitigate risks and increase overall compliance to federal regulations and contractual requirements



Qualifications

Here Is What You Need:

  • Bachelors Degree or 7 years of equivalent industry experience

  • Experience with one or more of the following: IT security, cyber defense, or cyber GRC experience at senior levels

  • Expert-level applied knowledge of cybersecurity frameworks in use within the federal government, such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Risk Management Framework, and associated NIST standards and processes.

  • Experience and/or advanced practical knowledge of U.S. federal government contracting models and methodology, to include risk assessments, pricing, and staffing.

Bonus Points If:

  • Advanced Degree

  • 10+ years of industry experience

  • Certification or educational equivalent in project management and agile methodology.

  • Experience in a cybersecurity leadership or decision-making role setting policy and standards within a medium or large organization.

  • Experience or strong working knowledge of the Federal Defense and the Intelligence Community, as a member of uniformed services, civil servant, executive, or supporting contractor.

  • Experience with engineering IT systems, working knowledge of cloud technologies, and secure system configurations

  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Servicenow, and Microsoft O365, both front-end and back-end.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in-person and remote, with strong collaboration skills and executive presence.

  • Strong ability to translate technical/security issues to business users and senior leadership

  • Senior level cybersecurity risk management or leadership certification such as CISSP, CISM, CCISO, or GSLC, or equivalent education (i.e., Bachelor's Degree or graduate certificate).

The Extras:

  • US Citizenship Required

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $151,500 - $212,300 and information on benefits offered is here.



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Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.


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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here


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