Cybersecurity Architect

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Cybersecurity Architect

Washington DC, 20001

Duties Include:

  • Design and develop solutions for customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks.
  • Serve as the primary technical interface to the customer and perform liaison functions between customer leadership and the technical teams.
  • Take complex issues and explain them simply to customer leadership while also providing tailored recommendations on courses of action.
  • Evaluate complex enterprise security infrastructure and ensure the disparate components are well integrated, secure, and operating efficiently.
  • Ensure system security needs are established and maintained for operations.
  • Develop security requirements, perform security risk assessments, and perform systems analysis and systems design.
  • Perform security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning.
  • Perform disaster recover, and business continuity planning.
  • Provide analytical support for security policy development and analysis.
  • Integrate architectural analysis of cyber security features as it relates to existing systems as well as future needs and trends.
  • Position may also apply advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction.
  • Perform gap analysis and provide recommendations.
  • Works closely with Program Managers and Capture Managers to fully understand technical requirements and recommend solutions.
  • Must be willing to travel as needed.

The Successful Architect:

  • Must have strong problem solving and organization skills
  • Must be able to build and maintain excellent relationships with the customer
  • A self-starter with the ability to work with all levels of internal and external customer's management with minimum direct supervision
  • Must have strong presentation and communication skills; this is a critical requirement for this position.
  • Candidate must be able to clearly communicate technical approaches and findings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS and 10 years of broad IT experience in information security, information systems, or related field of study
  • 2+ years working as a Cybersecurity Architect supporting a large enterprise IT system
  • 8+ years Cybersecurity related experience
  • Experience in managing projects larger >( $100k] requiring highly-skilled and diverse integrated project teams to include multiple simultaneous activities or projects
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-53) and Committee for National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI 1253)
  • Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust Clearance
  • Must not have traveled outside of the US for more then a combined 6 months total in the last 5 years
  • Must have lived in the United States for the last 5 years
  • Position is based in Washington DC and/or Northern Virginia and does not offer relocation assistance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in technical field (Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Systems Security, Electrical Engineering, Physical Sciences)
  • Outstanding organizational and oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand new technologies and concepts
  • Ability to work in a Matrix organization
  • Ability to provide detailed reporting
  • Certifications such as CISSP or other security certifications ie CEH, ISSAP/ISSMP, CRISC, SANS
  • Familiarity with building and designing enterprise security strategies and roadmaps
  • Experience with cybersecurity technologies and advanced threat management solutions
  • Experience with cloud, mobile, SIEM, and open source security technologies
  • Experience integrating heterogeneous operational security technologies
  • Experience with Enterprise Security Architecture
  • Experience leading a Security Assessment/Red Team function Experience with product security vulnerability management, responsible disclosure, publishing CVEs, and experience working with security research community
  • Experience in standards frameworks CVSS, ISO, NIST, ITIL, etc
  • Prior USPS experience Active USPS Clearance