Location: VA

Are you a senior security engineer helping a US government agency implement EO 14028 to achieve a Zero Trust enterprise architecture? We are looking for a security architect to join a Zero Trust architecture team to research, test, and recommend solutions to the CIO, CISO, and other Senior Executives to further their agency's Zero Trust initiative.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Identifying opportunities to shape the strategic direction of Zero Trust architecture initiatives to achieve basic, intermediate, and advanced maturity levels in a multi-cloud infrastructure environment
  • Interfacing with the client to create low-level designs, high-level designs, implementation plans, and acceptance test plan documents
  • Working with a team of 4-6 practitioners, execute follow-on actions working with internal and external customers to successfully deliver projects within a complex dynamic environment
  • Serving as a SME to provide technical leadership for designing, engineering, and implementing Zero Trust security solutions
  • Communicating the complexities of security with a wide variety of audiences, including senior management
  • Advocate for technology insertion involving cutting-edge technologies and concepts, including cloud technologies, enterprise identity, microservices, containers, encryption, tokenization, AI, ML, SIEM, SOAR, and threat modeling

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, computer information systems, or a related technical discipline is preferred;
  • Ten plus (10+) years of experience working in DoD, federal, and IC environments developing, implementing, and deploying enterprise architecture, engineering, and security solutions or 14 years of experience if you don't have an undergraduate degree
  • An active TS/SCI clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a CI polygraph if you don't already have one
  • Solid understanding of automation and orchestrations tools, and expert knowledge of Zero Trust strategic goals to support enterprise architecture governance boards as a technical SME
  • Demonstrated expertise in analyzing customers’ current hybrid computing environment and developing strategic and operational recommendations aligned with NIST SP 800-207 Zero Trust Architecture and DoD Zero Trust Reference Architecture Framework
  • Knowledge of Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) cybersecurity initiatives, including developing and documenting reference architectures and lab demonstrations including Secure Access Services Edge (SASE)
  • Must possess current DoD 8570 IAT or IAM Level III certification; certification for IASAE III to engineer zero trust architecture solutions in classified IC environments preferred

About Our Client:
A leading cybersecurity company to the national security and defense communities world-wide. They are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) based in Alexandria, VA, specializing in information assurance, cybersecurity services, and intelligence analysis to the national security, intelligence, and homeland security communities.
COVID-19: This position requires contractor personnel to attest to being fully vaccinated or, if not fully vaccinated, provide weekly testing results if located at facilities in medium and high community levels. Weekly testing is not required for individuals located at facilities at low community levels. Based on rates measured by the CDC, those located at facilities in counties with high community levels must always wear a mask. Masks are not required for all those located at facilities at low and medium community levels.

They are an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis covered by the law. Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs.