Vulnerability Security Analyst (C11)

iDefense in Partnership with Accenture

Join iDefense in Partnership with Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

At iDefense/Accenture Security we're building something great - not just an innovative, next-generation threat intelligence but just as importantly we're building a culture of innovation and collaboration where employees are encouraged to develop their own solutions to problems, pursue research projects to complement their formal role, and actively engage the broader security community. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts in cybercrime, cyber espionage, hacktivism, and vulnerability management.

The iDefense mission is to provide actionable, timely and relevant decision support to IT security and business operations. We support some of the largest organizations in the world across multiple sectors, in both the public and private sector. If our mission and work environment sound appealing, please check out the opportunity below.

Job Description:

Accenture seeks a Vulnerability Security Analyst to work from our Arlington, VA, office. Candidates must be located in the metro Washington, DC, area (DC, Virginia and Maryland). This is NOT a telecommuting position. The Security Analyst will translate technical source information into clear, concise and legible intelligence daily. 
 The ideal candidate will have a solid IT and intelligence background and the desire to work in a fast-paced, high-energy, deadline-driven environment. Candidates must be self-starters with a quick learning curve.

Key Responsibilities May Include:

Qualified candidates will gather and conduct low-level analysis on infosec-related vulnerabilities and exploit codes, and then convert it into actionable intelligence. Analysts must be able to comprehend the subject matter sufficiently enough to understand security implications and the resulting effect on various IT infrastructure components. The Security Analyst will also have the opportunity to participate in the creation of white papers and other technical security bulletins that will be based on first-hand research and lab verification. Qualified candidates must have the ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information and work and communicate effectively under normal and stressful situations.

Your Role:

In addition to being knowledgeable about their respective area of expertise, successful iDefense/ Accenture Security employees demonstrate:

  • professionalism in their demeanor

  • an appreciation and awareness of our clients' security challenges

  • curiosity toward new challenges

  • modesty in their accomplishments

  • respectfulness towards their colleagues

  • resourcefulness in solving problems


    Basic Qualifications:

    Minimum 1+ years relevant infosec work experience; applicants with less than 1-2 years' full-time experience may be considered if they have significant relevant coursework or internship experience

    Flexible work schedules to include morning, day and/or evening shifts (some on-call weekend work may be required)

    Excellent analytical skills, along with superb grammar and technical writing skills

    Strong organizational and personal skills

    Detail-oriented team player willing to work in a fast-paced environment

    Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Work Experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Candidates with prior programming experience will be preferred

    Knowledge of SQL is a plus

    Bachelor's Degree is not required, but preferred.

      Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement. You'll make a difference for some pretty impressive clients. Accenture serves many of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects. Opportunities to learn daily through training, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company. Access to leading-edge technology. Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package that includes generous paid time off, 401K match and an employee healthcare plan.

    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 (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

    Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

    Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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

    Locations DC,DC - Washington

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