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James Novakoff

Technical Architecture Delivery Senior Manager

Washington, D.C.


"There are many ways to help clients, and at Accenture you can find your own path—career excellence and personal creative fulfillment go hand in hand."

What I do

I design computer systems that help companies meet their customers’ needs—so companies can anticipate what their customers want to buy. Consider a clothing company that needs to ask for your size every time you talk with them, or what happens when a paint company keeps suggesting colors you have already told them you do not like. You may want to shop somewhere else. These computer systems encourage customers to purchase more products from our clients.

A day in my life

There’s always a lot going on, whether I am on-site at client locations, or on teleconferences with Salesforce people working on the latest technologies. I am Accenture’s lead for helping companies transition from older Salesforce technologies to newer ones, so people from all over the world ask me for help.

I work on many exciting projects—but it’s not the projects that you work on that make things exciting. It’s the people you meet along the way, and what they can teach you. We are now working with a client that does a very special thing, managing the credit cards issued by retail stores. The people there are the experts in this business, and I could not have learned how this business works anywhere else.

You can find your own path here. I like figuring out what is important to me and making that happen. For me, indulging my creative outlet when designing systems and being a technology expert is more important than running a department. Working with Salesforce Lightning is fun, and Accenture encourages that.

“It’s not the projects that you work on that make things exciting. It’s the people you meet along the way, and what they can teach you.”

My advice

It is my job to try to make projects go well. But me knowing how to do it doesn’t matter; I need to be able to explain it to others. So, learn to be a good communicator. That’s not always easy, but it is the most important thing you can do.

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services Location: Greenbelt, 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 Tier 1 SOC Analyst will possess experience with network, endpoint, threat intelligence, forensics and malware reverse engineering, as well as the functioning of specific applications or underlying IT infrastructure; has analyzed phishing emails including email headers, malware, source code, acts as a first responder to account/system attacks and compromises to determine threat vectors and provide initial remediation; uses SIEM to monitor/analyze incidents, and works with stakeholders to resolve incidents; ; escalates incidents when necessary using policies and procedures, closely involved in developing, tuning and implementing threat detection analytics. They will also be responsible for the following:Act as network incident first responder for a 24/7 staffed SOC, reviewing and verifying system alertsAssist with the development of incident response plans, workflows, and SOPsMaintain security sensors and toolsMonitor security sensors and review logs to identify intrusionsEscalate security incidents using established policies and proceduresUses tools and techniques to perform initial extraction, de-obfuscation, or other manipulation of malware-related dataPerform initial analysis of security events, network traffic, and logs to engineer new detection methods, or create efficiencies when availableWork directly with cyber threat intelligence analysts to convert intelligence into useful detectionCollaborate with an incident response team to rapidly build detection rules as neededIdentify incident root cause and take proactive mitigation stepsPerform lessons learned activitiesReview vulnerabilities and track resolutionReview and process threat intel reportsImplement detection use casesImplement IDS signaturesAssist with incident response effortsProvide critical information for customer report briefsParticipate in customer security assessmentsParticipate in tabletop exercises

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