Junior Security Specialist – Cyber Defense

  • 13th month pay & Holiday allowance
  • Bonus Program
  • 26 holidays
  • Training & Learning opportunities
  • Laptop & Smartphone
  • 32-40 hours p.w.
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This is you


You are proactive, entrepreneurial, and service-oriented.


You are a motivated and driven person.


You have an insatiable curiosity for new tech inventions.


Cutting-edge is your comfort zone.

The Cyber Defense team at Accenture Security supports clients in strengthening their capabilities around security monitoring, event detection, incident response, computer forensics, vulnerability management and threat intelligence. We do this through technical advisory, assessments, implementations, and operations. We have a passionate, eager team, from junior to senior level, cooperating with each other, making fun, creating happiness while securing our clients. Team development and individual development are key. Do you like to work in an international environment, with high skilled, result oriented and cooperative people?

Your job

As a Junior Security Specialist in Cyber Defense you will support or clients leading/delivering SOC transformation projects as part of a larger Accenture team. For example:

  • Deploy SIEM/SOAR tools (predominantly Splunk ES, Splunk Phantom, Azure Sentinel and/or Demisto);

  • Deploy Vulnerability Management tools (predominantly Qualys);

  • Design and build data source integrations;

  • Design and build detection use cases;

  • Design and build incident response workflows and playbooks;

  • Drive technology integration and workflow automation;

  • Lead, drive and execute technical security assessments and initiatives;

  • Execute IR engagements (subject to additional skills requirements).

At Accenture, we work as one team. Therefore skills & values, like communication, cooperation and inclusivity are key. 

Your team

At Accenture Security we lead the field with our holistic approach, working carefully with our clients to help them identify and address security challenges. The impact of our work reaches throughout the entire security lifecycle and across value chains end to end, ultimately keeping businesses and end users protected all over the world.

In practice, that might mean deploying cutting-edge security systems, using AI to analyze security risks, or developing defense strategies based on a combination of technology and user behavior. We aren't limited to a single set of tools to deliver security for our clients, so we take a pro‑active and creative approach to finding the best solutions for every security problem.

Your background

  • Bachelor/master’s degree in cyber Cyber securitySecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent (technical related);

  • Has 0-5 years of experience in the field of Cyber Security, ideally in SOC capability development / as Security SOC Engineer / in SecDevOps;

  • Has experience / Is is familiar with concepts like SIEM, Security Analytics, SOAR, Stride methodologySTRIDE, MITRE ATT&CK, Cyber Threat Intelligence / , Vulnerability Management / , CSIRT / , Computer Forensics, IT Service Management;

  • Team player with strong analytical skills and the ability to understand and resolve complex problems;

  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English and Dutch;

Preferred skills and/or knowledge:

  • Hands-on project- or consultancy experience with deployment, maintenance and/or operations with of above mentionedabove-mentioned concepts (e.g.,like Splunk ES, Splunk Phantom, Azure Sentinel, Demisto, Qualys, Tenable e.g.);

  • Candidates with one or more of the following certifications are preferred;

  • ITIL, Security+, CySA+, SSCP, GISF, GSEC, SABSA Foundation, CEH;

  • Vendor Training & Certification: Splunk, Azure (Sentinel), Demisto, Qualys, Tenable

Our offer

Accenture is an incredible place to work - and keep learning. By joining us, you’ll become part of a global company with a world-class brand and reputation.  Besides the work we do for our clients, we’re really proud of our vibrant, diverse workplace culture: we believe in openness and honesty, fairness and equality, common sense and realism. We want to get to know the real you and help you explore and grow - whatever it is you're great at. So you will always have lots of learning opportunities (formal and informal) to improve your role-specific skills and expertise.

Besides our high-profile, challenging projects and our nurturing work environment, we offer excellent employee benefits, including:

  • A flexible transport arrangement that suits your personal situation (electric car or bicycle, flexible budget including NS business card)

  • An expense allowance

  • Discount on Accenture shares

  • The possibility to work 4 x 9 hours a week


Are you ready to join Accenture for a career where you can be yourself and do what you love? Apply now and change the world around you.

Questions? Connect with Annick van Kerkum through email: annick.van.kerkum@accenture.com.

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Application process

Applying for jobs can be both exciting as overwhelming - and we believe it is crucial that you know where you stand during your application, and what the next steps are. Our process is short - but thorough - and we'd like to get to know you, and see if we are a great fit.


Found a fitting vacancy or role or want to pitch and propose your own ideas for an assignment? Great! Apply by uploading your CV and cover letter to start the process.


Play a set of neuroscience-based games that objectively measures cognitive and personality traits to assess if you match the job. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to play the games - because every trait makes you a great fit for a specific job.

First interview

During the interview, we'd love to get to know you and see if there is a match with our brand and brand values. We will discuss your ambitions and past experiences and tell you all you want to know about the role and Accenture.

Second interview

In the second interview, our senior management would love to get to know you. We will continue to discuss your ambitions, past experiences and we can answer any question you have about the position and work at Accenture.


If we are both happy to proceed after the interviews, we'd like to make you an offer to join Accenture. We hope we can welcome you soon as a new colleague!


We'd like to welcome you to Accenture and are excited that you have accepted our job offer and agreed upon your start date. You will meet all the new joiners and start your career at Accenture.

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