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Windows OS Cybersecurity Lead

The Opportunity:  

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture—you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface. What if you could use your cyber security skills to design and develop secure systems? We’re looking for an architect who can help create solutions that will withstand even the most advanced cyber threats. 

As a solutions architect at Booz Allen, you’ll develop and maintain security standards, specifications, and handbooks for Agency-approved Microsoft products. You’ll work with Government stakeholders to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your client’s needs and goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective solutions. We need to come up with the best solutions, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. As a team, we’ll take a critical approach to network design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions to maintain a balance of security and mission needs.  

The cybersecurity standards team comprises of subject matter experts in Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, cloud computing services and providers, and identity, credential, and access management. This team of subject matter experts collaborates to establish and maintain security configuration standards and specifications. These documents define cybersecurity requirements and compliance with these requirements ensures that information assets are configured and managed in a manner consistent with Federal policies and established cybersecurity best practices.

As the Windows OS Lead, you will be responsible for deciding which Microsoft software, policies, and configurations are appropriate and secure for data and systems. You will be writing and maintaining security standards, specifications, and handbooks for Agency-approved Microsoft products. You'll collaborate with other subject matter experts to compose high-level cybersecurity requirements for overarching information technology architecture. As a part of the team, you will respond to Windows-specific engineering questions and troubleshoot and remediate issues. You will provide support to Windows system administrators by explaining and clarifying configuration requirements and troubleshooting security compliance issues. You will be responsible for maintaining a Windows test environment, which is used for ensuring security parameters work with operational requirements.

Help us futureproof and secure Windows devices and systems against the ever-evolving cyberthreat landscape by managing virtual windows environments and implementing new software to support the broader Agency transition from on-prem to cloud environments.

Work with us as we improve our country's aeronautics and Space industry through cyber security excellence!

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • Experience in the management of Windows systems in a large environment

  • Experience setting up new systems for deployment, including both hardware and in virtual environments

  • Experience deploying and troubleshooting Microsoft Group Policies

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

  • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of experience in cyber security or 10+ years of experience in cyber security in lieu of a degree

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience in administration with Microsoft Endpoint Managers, such as SCCM or Intune

  • Experience automating and managing systems via PowerShell

  • Experience scripting in common programming languages, such as Python

  • Knowledge of End-point Detection and Response solutions

  • Knowledge of M365 and Windows licensing

  • Knowledge of laws and policies that establish cybersecurity requirements for Federal agencies

  • Knowledge of Common cybersecurity frameworks, such as NIST Risk Management, or ZTA

  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity standards for Federal agencies, such as STIGs or FIPS Security Categorizations

  • Knowledge of Federal government compliance programs, such as FedRAMP

  • Ability to operate as a subject matter expert regarding Microsoft Windows operating systems and how to secure them



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

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Grow With Us

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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.

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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

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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 $84,600.00 to $193,000.00 (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. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

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.

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