Accenture Cyber Security Senior Research Scientist in Houston, Texas

Title: Cyber Security Senior Research Scientist Location: USA Job Number: 00419994

This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a rewarding career – with excellent benefits – at Accenture. Working in highly collaborative teams for world-leading clients, we’ll nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. While fast-tracking your career, you’ll have the flexibility to pursue your specialist passions. So, whatever your work and life goals, we’ll help you achieve them. Sooner.

Role Summary:

A Senior Manager in the Security R&D group is responsible for developing the prototypes that bring Accenture's Technology Vision to life. This includes working within the R&D teams creating the software and other materials needed to demonstrate the value of a new technology. They must be able to learn new technologies very quickly and be able to adapt to rapidly changing requirements.

Our Senior Managers represent their research initiatives as subject matter specialists to projects across Accenture and to our clients. Advising clients and internal teams on security strategy and capabilities to solve the hardest of security challenges. Senior Managers present often at conferences, lead client workshops, and are expected to become known authorities within industry in their research initiative.

Key responsibilities:

Build Internal & External Relationships

Represent the R&D group and the overall Labs in internal and external settings

Develop deep relationships with downstream providers, the broader ecosystem and other external R&D organizations

Present relevant thought leadership to senior executives in Accenture and its clients

Spearhead thought leadership through publications/POV's, patents and speaking engagements

Manage Cyber Security R&D Agenda

Define, prioritize, and lead multiple Cyber Security R&D projects; chart a long-term Cyber Security R&D roadmap

Formulate and execute Cyber Security R&D agenda, which involves discovering the relevant ecosystem to work with, prototype, establish pioneering engagements and package the results for scaling to the rest of Accenture

Understand, articulate and further identify key Security trends and its potential business impact

Work closely with the Cyber Security R&D group lead to develop a broader technology agenda

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD with published research

  • 6 years of leading cross functional teams or research agendas

  • 8 years of security architecture or security operations experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Recent experience identifying emerging threats and adversary methods

  • Experience defining cyber security capabilities for a client / military environment

  • Experience in system and network intrusion analysis and/or forensics

  • Prior experience presenting research at industry conferences

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.

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