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Application Security Consultant

Accenture, Multiple Locations, USA

Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing medium to large-sized IT teams and IT projects
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with secure development methodologies and tools, such as SAST, SCA, DAST, and/or Penetration Testing Tools
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience leading DevOps-based software development teams that involved
    • Working in an Agile development environment, with an end-to-end understanding of the SDLC
    • DevOps CI/CD tools such as Git, Jenkins, Ant/Maven/Gradle, Nexus/Artifactory, SonarQube, Puppet/Chef/Ansible, etc.
    • Application container tools and technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Image Registries, or equivalent cloud services

Education Requirement:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years work experience). If Associate’s Degree must have equivalent minimum 6-year work experience.

Preferred Skills

  • The candidate is not expected to have all the skills listed in this category, but the items on this list are a definite bonus
  • Solid understanding of the end-to-end secure software development life cycle (S-SDLC)
  • Familiar with one or more software security frameworks and maturity models such as OWASP, NIST, BSIMM, OpenSAMM, etc.)
  • A strong desire to facilitate and pursue training, education, and certifications that support professional growth as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Application Security
  • Degree/experience requirements:   A Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical concentration (Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security) is preferred, but candidates with non-technical degrees or without degrees will be considered by demonstrating extensive relevant experience in Information Technology and Security which supports expertise in the skills needed to execute this role.
  • Ability to travel up to 100%, but more typically Monday through Thursday at client locations (when business travel resumes – current work is 100% remote)
  • Solid understanding of the end-to-end secure software development life cycle (S-SDLC)
  • Experience designing, developing, deploying, and securing web and cloud-native applications
  • Experience with Lean, Agile, and DevOps methodologies
  • Experience with DevOps CI/CD tools, capabilities, and security integrations.
  • Experience with one or more Infrastructure as Code tools and technologies such as AWS CloudFormation Templates, Azure Resource Manager Templates, Google Cloud Deployment Manager Templates, OpenStack Heat, Terraform, Ansible, etc.
  • Experience performing application security assessments that involve threat modeling, security testing, and vulnerability management and remediation
  • Experience with at least 1 of the following: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
  • Cloud Certification (Practitioner, Security, Developer, Architect)
  • Industry-recognized certification in security (e.g., CISSP, CSSLP, CASE, CEH, etc.)
  • Bonus – Experience with one or more of the following technologies: cloud computing, Infrastructure-as-Code, application containers (Docker, OpenShift or equivalent, image registries), container orchestration (Kubernetes, Docker Swarm or cloud equivalent), container security tools (Aqua Security, Twistlock, NeuVector, jFrog Xray, Clair, Sysdig, etc.), microservices, identity and access management, secrets management (such as Hashicorp Vault)


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