Cloud Security Manager - Location Negotiable



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Job Description


Security and Risk professionals develop and deliver solutions that protect enterprise systems, applications and data by establishing policies, practices and tools that prevent unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification or disruption. A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities: Identifies, assesses and solves complex business problems for area of responsibility, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Closely follows the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near term goals. Interacts with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach. Has some latitude in decision-making. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments. Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility. Manages large - medium sized teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.

We are currently looking for managers for our Security practice with extensive experience in cloud security strategy, architecture, implementation and operations for our client projects. Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the delivery of Accenture's security offerings related to cloud security, including security governance (security policies and procedures), security strategy (security planning), risk (risk assessments and management), cloud data protection (classification, encryption, tokenization), cloud-based identity and access management, technology/provider-specific cloud architecture (AWS, Azure, Softlayer, VMware) and monitoring/analytics for and in the cloud

  • Ability to interpret relevance of security controls to relevant compliance with legal, best-practice, and regulatory requirements for cloud environments

  • Developing and presenting at industry conferences as an expert in the Cloud Security field

  • Lead the growth, development and support junior cloud security resources

  • Understand engagements, business drivers and security enablement opportunities as it relates to our client's business

  • Demonstrate ability to lead and manage business development / proposal efforts

  • Business development responsibilities around cloud security including origination, capture and relationship development

  • Ability to translate technical cloud security requirements into business terms for executive stakeholders

  • Conduct cloud security strategy, readiness and discovery assessments; be familiar with cloud security frameworks, compliance requirements and security operations

  • Deliver services that meet Accenture Project quality specifications

  • Ability to take initiative to communicate, interact, and collaborate with others to ensure that all aspects of a task are addressed

    + Basic qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 year s experience working SecaaS, Cloud Security or Third Party / Cloud Security Assessments and/or AWS or Azure including but not limited to the following: server, application and network security hardening experience (e.g., design, recommend and implement security hardening technical controls)

  • Minimum of 3 years managing projects using a standardized set of project management principles

  • Minimum of 5 years of technical writing and report generation

  • Minimum of 3 years of managing teams of 3 or more resources

  • Minimum 2 Years Enterprise IT security risk assessments and related frameworks (e.g., ISO 27000 series, NIST 800 Series, COBIT, IT General Controls, etc.)

  • Minimum 2 Years Conceptual knowledge of the following regulations: PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Travel 80-100%

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working SecaaS, Cloud Security or Third Party / Cloud Security Assessments

  • Industry recognized certification in security (e.g., CISSP, CCSK,CISA, CISM, CEH, etc.)

  • Experience in IT Security Testing (e.g., penetration testing, web application security assessments, vulnerability assessments and technical security assessments

  • Experience in Identity and Access Management

  • Experience in Infrastructure Security (virtualized environments a plus)

  • Experience with Cloud Security vendors in the IAM, Data Protection, Monitoring and IaaS provider specific space

  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Experience with application development


    Professional Skill Requirements


  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills

    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.

    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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