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Zero Trust Architect

The Opportunity: 

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to system architecture, but you 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 engineering skills to design and build secure systems for the U.S. Government? We’re looking for a Cybersecurity Engineer with Zero Trust experience who can create solutions for the government that will stand up to even the most advanced cyber threats.

As a Cybersecurity Architect on our project, you’ll be part of the architecture and design efforts of innovative cybersecurity solutions and service offerings to protect information systems and networks. You’ll coordinate with a dynamic team of thought leaders and experts to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective solutions. We need to come up with the best solution, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. You’ll lead the team through a critical approach to network design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions to maintain a balance of security and mission needs. This is a chance to make a difference in the security of the U.S. Government. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by leading cybersecurity technologies and domains, including IoT and Cloud security, Automation and Orchestration (A&O), identify and access management, and machine learning. Join our team, as we tackle cybersecurity challenges around Zero Trust and shape opportunities to implement solutions and service offerings leveraging investments and proven capabilities.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:   

  • 10+ years of experience with IT operations or cybersecurity 
  • 10+ years of experience with leading technical solution development for large, complex organizations 
  • Experience with architecting Zero Trust (ZT) solutions, roadmaps, and capabilities in alignment with industry standards, including NIST 800-207, OMB Mandates, and DoD Zero Trust Reference Architecture 
  • Experience with leading product selection initiatives 
  • Knowledge of the ZT technology ecosystem, including ZTNA, SSE, SASE, IDP, IDS, DLP, SWG, EDR, MFA, data tagging, or comply to connection (C2C)
  • Knowledge of leading ICAM solutions, including MSFT Entra, AD, or LDAP, and how they are part of the ZT ecosystem 
  • Knowledge of network technologies, including SD-WAN, MPLS, or satellite, and how they play a part in delivering a ZT cyber solution 
  • Ability to author technical documentation, whitepapers, and blogs on leading cybersecurity topics and concepts 
  • Secret clearance 
  • HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:  

  • Experience in a cybersecurity compliance, operations, or engineering leadership role 
  • Experience with selecting, designing, and implementing security tools and capabilities for large, complex federal or commercial organizations 
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, or GCP 
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Top Secret clearance   
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Information Security Certification, including CEH, CISM, CCSP, CCSK, CISSP, or CompTIA Security+ Certification 
  • DoD 8570 IASAE Level III Certification, including CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSEP, or CCSP Certification 


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

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 $75,600.00 to $172,000.00 (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.

EEO Commitment

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