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Federal – Security Governance Lead


This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted July 30, 2022.

Organization: Accenture Federal ServicesLocation: Arlington, VA Accenture Federal Services, helping our federal clients tackle their toughest challenges while unleashing their fullest potentialand then some.

What makes our approach so unique?

Operating from the nations capital, we bring together commercial innovation and leading-edge technologies to deliver an integrated and interactive experience that far exceeds expectations.


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 Security Governance Lead will work for the Information Security Strategy & Compliance Lead to ensure that the identification, test, and deployment of IT solutions incorporates appropriate security designs, priorities, and strategies.

This role will require active collaboration with various leads of the IT operations division and require an extensive knowledge of different technology teams within the company’s IT and Technology Growth Platform, and Accenture Information Security to promote security engineering practices.

This role will lead a team in developing the security architecture and engineering functions, keeping on top of federal, regulatory, and client requirements related to cybersecurity, and integrating them into the IT and IS governance processes through the development of security standards, coordination with IT security initiatives, and planning for total system lifecycle management, including operationalization of associated security processes.

The candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: cloud security, application security, network security, system security.

The Work: Participate in application and infrastructure projects to provide security-planning advice Coordinate with DevOps teams to advocate secure coding practices and escalate concerns Validate IT infrastructure and other architectures for security best practices and recommend changes to enhance security and reduce risks, where applicable Determine baseline security configuration standards Work with the Compliance Operations Team to design and improve processes related to enforcing and monitoring IT security requirements and the access management functions Articulates security concerns related to the solution being developed and requests review and guidance to minimize risks associated with the proposed solutions Identifies security requirements by evaluating business needs and technical requirements and relate them to required/desired security controls, including mapping to appropriate security control frameworks Review network architectures and drive security improvements based on industry best practices and the principles of least functionality and least privilege Support the Risk Management Team as necessary in conducting security assessments of existing and potential vendors Acts as the primary technical point of contact to IT teams seeking guidance on security practices and controls to support secure solution design Liaise with other security architects and security practitioners to share best practices and insights Track developments and changes in the digital business and threat environments to ensure they are adequately addressed in security strategy plans and architecture artifacts Here Is What You Need: Bachelors Degree or 7 years of equivalent industry experience Experience with common, enterprise grade IT and Security technologies from major vendors (ex.

IBM, Cisco, Juniper, Symantec, Zscaler, Palo Alto, HP, Microsoft, Apple, etc.) Experience of TCP/IP networking, network services/protocols (ex.

SSH, DHCP, DNS, HTTP/S, SSL/TLS, etc.) and/or network design principles Experience in securing operating systems (e.g.

Linux, Unix, Windows) and/or Microsoft services (e.g.

Active Directory, Azure, Office 365, Exchange, etc.) Experience reviewing, writing, and maintaining system security plans and plans of action Experience in one or more of the following: cloud security, application security, network security, systems security, security operations, incident response Bonus Points If: Advanced Degree 10 years of industry experience 5 years direct architectural experience Prior experience performing ongoing maintenance and operations of security technologies (e.g.

management of firewalls, IDS/IPS, endpoint security, etc) Knowledge of US security requirements related to regulations/standards such as NIST SP 800-171, 800-53, RMF, ISO 27001, SOX, etc.

Experience using Agile within project or development teams Certifications: CISSP, CISSP-IASSP, CISM, SSCP, SANS GIAC (e.g.

GCIA, GCIH, GPEN), CASP, CCNP Security The Extras: US Citizenship Required As required by theColorado 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 $137,700
– $193,000 and information on benefits offered is here.

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.

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.

What We Believe We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization.

As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

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.

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We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

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Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process.

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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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