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Accenture Application Security Manager in Toronto, Ontario

Join 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. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing and internal Corporate Functions. Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.

Why join Accenture’s security practice?

Serving as a trusted security partner for more than 20 years to more than 330 clients across 70 countries, Accenture’s security practice helps organizations build resilience from the inside out so they can operate and grow confidently in a rapidly evolving threat landscape. Our 5000 security professionals bring exceptional industry expertise to tailor intelligent security services to our clients’ unique businesses and industries. We provide a full spectrum of services – from security strategy development, to business transformation to managed security services – on demand and at a global scale.

Leveraging our global resources and next-generation technologies, we create an integrated, comprehensive program tailored to each organization’s specific business goals and industry. Recognizing that there is no finish line in securing enterprises, we are constantly collaborating at our global cyber labs and centers with our broad, interdisciplinary innovation ecosystem of the best minds in security. Our focus on continuous innovation gives us a front lines perspective that ensures we are adapting to match the pace of security challenges.

Accenture’s unique ability to combine deep Security expertise across Strategy, Technology and Operations means that it can offer clients an enterprise-wide security program to predict, protect, detect, and respond to threats in an industry specific context.

Job Description

Application Security professionals sell, assess, define, implement and/or support world-class application security solutions for Accenture or our clients, spanning simple IT projects to large-scale, enterprise-level transformation programs.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Help our clients achieve the benefits that DevSecOps can offer in the development of Cloud Native Applications

  • Leverage skills, experience and expertise to serve clients in a consultative role as well as in a technical capacity

  • Lead security reviews of application development processes, platforms, capabilities and practices

  • Drive adoption of Secure Application Development principles, tools and practices and help clients transition to DevSecOps

  • Lead the design, development and rollout of DevSecOps capabilities, platforms, programs and practices that involve build automation, deployment automation, test automation, SDLC orchestration, environment management, monitoring, metrics and dashboards

  • Mentor, coach, supervise and develop team members

  • Provide knowledge transfer and support learning engagements for practice members to enhance their skills and experience

  • Promote a Secure Application Development culture in our clients and within Accenture

  • Able to apply knowledge and experience to a waterfall development lifecycle where warranted

  • Support recruiting efforts to identify, interview and hire talented professionals into the Secure Application Development domain

  • Responsible for the security of the SDLC through code reviews and security testing

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in development and SDLC

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in Application Security

  • Minimum of 1 years of experience managing medium to large sized teams and projects

Preferred Skills

  • Understands the SDLC, with experience on the tools used on the development and CI/CD pipelines

  • Desired knowledge in different computer languages, including Java and .Net

  • Technical knowledge of application security tools used for testing and mitigation (SAST, DAST, RASP, WAF)

  • Understands the development process to validate and remediate findings from automatic scanners, penetration tests and bug bounty programs

  • Proficiency in identifying application threats, vulnerabilities, and risks, and advise development teams how to protect against them

  • Good communication skills and able to work with onshore and off-shore teams

  • Experience working for the Big 5 consulting firms is highly desired

  • Industry recognized certification in security (e.g., CISSP, CSSLP, CASE, CEH, etc.)

  • In possession of, or able to qualify for, Canadian security clearance

  • PMP preferred

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Proven success in leading teams and contributing to a team-oriented work environment

  • Proven ability to think creatively and analytically to create solutions that solve problems and achieve target objectives

  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong, collaborative and long-lasting relationships at all levels within Accenture and our clients

  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

  • A Bachelor of Science in a technical concentration (Math, Engineering, Computer Science) is preferred, but non-technical degrees are acceptable with sufficient practical experience in Computer Science

  • Ability to travel up to 100%

It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.

Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law. Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.

We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.

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