Federal - Vulnerability Engineer - MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

  • Accenture Federal Services
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Oct 14, 2020
Full time Professional Services

Job Description

Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location:  Washington, DC

We are:


Accenture Federal Services, implementing the latest security frameworks tailored to our federal clients. Cyber security challenges are different for every business in every industry. With customized plans, we prepare, protect, detect, respond and recover along all points of the security life cycle. Whether we’re defending against known cyber attacks, detecting and responding to the unknown, or running an entire security operations center, we help build cyber resilience so our clients can grow with confidence in security.  


You are:


A Cyber security guru.  Driven by curiosity, you explore how new technologies can be applied to solve challenging business problems. You thrive in a collaborative, creative, and productive team environment.  You have top-notch communication skills and you’re in your element managing projects and juggling priorities in a fast-paced setting where results are everything.


The work:

  • Perform vulnerability scans on Cloud-based and on-premises Network and Operating Systems using Nessus, SecurityCenter, and Nipper.
  • Review the scan results and provide analysis, validation and remediation steps.
  • Classify and prioritize the risk of new vulnerabilities according to the specifics of the environment's risk level, and assess the impacts of internal and external threats
  • Deploy, configure and run scanning tools such as Nessus, SecurityCenter, and Nipper in dev, test and production environments.
  • Support hardening compliance and patching efforts for all system components. Web Application security scanning and testing with Burp Suite Pro or similar tool is a bonus.



Here's what you need:

  • 2+ years of experience deploying and configuring Tenable Nessus and SecurityCenter
  • Experience with full vulnerability management process utilizing Tenable Nessus (i.e Discover, Assess, Report, Remediate, Verify)
  • 1 year experience assessing OS and/or Network Device and/or Databases 

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience deploying, configuring, and running dynamic code scanning tools for web application security flaws. Preference on Burp Suite Pro experience
  • Experience with implementing reporting to DHS’s CyberScope reporting system
  • Experience with vulnerability assessment in AWS cloud infrastructures
  • Experience with Agent-based Nessus vulnerability scanning
  • Experience deploying, configuring, and running dynamic code scanning tools for mobile application security flaws
  • Experience with Linux Operating Systems 
  • Prior experience working in fraud operations

Important Eligibility Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship required (no dual citizenship)


An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

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

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).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and 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.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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


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