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PwC Cyber Defense Senior Associate in Florham Park, New Jersey

Specialty/Competency: Cybersecurity & Privacy

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in our Cybersecurity, Privacy and Forensics will provide you the opportunity to solve our clients most critical business and data protection related challenges. You will be part of a growing team driving strategic programs, data analytics, innovation, deals, cyber resilency, response, and technical implementation activities. You will have access to not only the top Cybersecurity, Privacy and Forensics professionals at PwC, but at our clients and industry analysts across the globe.

Our Cyber Defense team focuses on helping our clients design and implement an effective cybersecurity program and technologies that protect against threats, support business objectives, and enables growth. As businesses move to a digital world, more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers; to have business value, that data needs to be protected. You'll play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing solutions focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.

In joining, you'll be a part of a team that values technical and business acumen and provides training and development to extend and develop your skills, while fostering a strong collaborative culture. You'll have the opportunity to help organisations design and create sustainable security solutions at enterprise scale, through a focused approach on enterprise requirements and prioritisation, information technology security architecture, and the software development lifecycle.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.

  • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Share relevant thought leadership.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Information CyberSecurity, Computer and Information Science, Information Technology

Certification(s) Preferred :

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP),certification with IAM products including SailPoint, Microsoft Azure (e.g,. MS-500, AZ-500),, AWS, GCP, Oracle certified Associate (OCA),Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader of the consulting industry, especially relating to business processes that are enabled by identity and access management solutions, including requirements analysis, strategy, design, implementation, and migration for businesses. Having a working understanding of LDAP, Active Directory, Access and Identity technology concepts and understanding of software development on-premise and in the cloud.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following:

  • Demonstrates some proven ability and success with the Identity Management suite of products (SailPoint, Oracle, ForgeRock, Ping, Okta, CA, Active Directory, Azure AD, GCP, AWS) and of their design and implementation;

  • Demonstrates some proven ability and success utilizing foundational computer science skills such as PowerShell, Graph API, JAVA, C, Networking, SDLC, CVS, SVN, GIT, operating systems (Windows, Unix, Linux) and coding frameworks (such as java frameworks Spring, SpringBoot, hibernate, etc.);

  • Demonstrates some proven ability with common Application Servers (such as WebLogic, WebSphere, Tomcat, Apache);

  • Demonstrates some proven ability with SSL such as certificate creation, certificate deployment and renewal processes;

  • Demonstrates some proven ability with Federated Single Sign-On using various open standards, Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and OpenID, OAuth protocols;

  • Demonstrates some proven ability with one-time password processes, risk-based access and other multi-factor authentication features operate;

  • Demonstrates some proven ability and success with identifying and addressing client needs: building relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services; communicating with the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor; and.

  • Demonstrates some proven ability and success as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success with leveraging creative thinking and problem solving skills, individual initiative, and utilizing Google Docs and MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), where necessary, in conjunction with the following:

  • Communicating in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats including delivering clear requests for information and communicating potential conflicts; and,

  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of large and complex data. Demonstrates proven understanding of foundational computer science skills such as JAVA, C, Networking, SDLC, CVS, operating systems (Windows, Unix, Linux).

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisoryseniorassociate.

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