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Security Architect, Senior

The Opportunity:

Are you looking for an opportunity to not just define and enhance security solutions, but to build solutions that will help drive modernization initiatives across the federal government? Booz Allen Hamilton is transforming how we secure the nation’s most critical platforms and systems from cyber threats. We are also leading the way in creating next-generation enterprise security architectures to effectively implement solutions like a Zero Trust architecture. As a Security Architect focused on Zero Trust Architectures, you can help build and enhance complex and diverse security and data-intensive systems.


We’re looking for a Security Architect to drive the implementation of a Zero Trust infrastructure with data security controls, including enhanced Zero Trust detection capabilities and improved event analysis, in large enterprise cloud environments. We understand not all architects will have direct experience in Zero Trust, but we want to challenge you to learn the nuances and become an expert in this area. You will also review, analyze, and architect Zero Trust security configurations, designs, and solutions. In this role, you will drive the Zero Trust security of some of the nation’s most advanced, data-intensive systems. We need a security engineer who will apply threat modeling techniques for developing custom-tailored Zero Trust controls that apply to secure design and architecture methodologies for network, data, and application deployments and work to infuse Zero Trust design principles across all pillars in a Zero Trust model. You will support enterprise-wide, cloud-hosted, end-to-end Zero Trust architecture projects involving cutting-edge technologies and concepts, including Cloud technologies, enterprise identity, microservices, containers, encryption, tokenization, AI, ML, SIEM, and threat modeling. You will help consult on Zero Trust security technologies, tools, and techniques and communicate the complexities of security with a wide variety of audiences, including senior management. 


Join us. The world can’t wait.


You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience with enterprise security architecture, including designing, building, and maintaining enterprise IT systems, and traditional IT assets, including workstations, servers, networking devices, and Cloud infrastructure

  • Experience with defining security requirements, developing or conducting security assessments, and providing security recommendations using industry standards as reference models

  • Experience with enterprise Cloud systems and multi-cloud environments

  • Knowledge of best practice Cybersecurity and Threat-based Cybersecurity frameworks and trends  

  • Knowledge of Federal environments, standards, and procedures for achieving Authority to Operate (ATO)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust or Suitability/Fitness determination based on client requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or 7+ years of experience in cybersecurity in lieu of a degree


Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure

  • Experience with the build-out lab environments and demo systems to replicate customer environments and real-world simulations

  • Experience with developing and implementing solutions across Zero Trust pillars

  • Experience with Cloud security solutions for containers and serverless

  • Experience with data classification standards and controls in U.S. government environments and classified data handling

  • Knowledge of U.S. security requirements related to regulations or standards, including NIST SP 800-171, 800-53, RMF, or ISO 27001

  • Knowledge of Zero Trust principles, frameworks, and implementation strategies

  • Knowledge of end-to-end product or solution sets to implement Zero Trust

  • Ability to write and maintain technical documentation, including reference architectures and implementation plans

  • CISSP, CASP+, or Cloud+ Certification 


Applicants selected will be subject to a government investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements of the U.S. government client.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us
Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms. 

A Place Where You Belong
Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being
Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home. 

Your Candidate Journey
At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us. 


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $73,000.00 to $166,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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