Network Defense Architect, Senior

The Challenge:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but 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 engineering skills to design and build secure systems for DoD clients? We’re looking for an engineer who can help create solutions for our clients, that will stand up to even the most advanced Cyber threats.

As a network security engineer on our project, you’ll assist with designing a secure communications network to support mission critical operations. You’ll work with internal, external, and vendor teams to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s 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. As a team, we’ll take a critical approach to network design, provide alternatives, and customize solutions to maintain a balance of security and mission needs. This is a chance to learn from a team of experts as you make a difference in the security of the DoD networks. Your contributions will help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, and packet analysis. You’ll be able to gain experience in configuring and implementing the latest in security trends, while building peace of mind in a critical infrastructure. Join our team as we improve the security posture of the DoD through cybersecurity.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience with network design and architecture
  • 5+ years of experience with leading a team of engineers
  • Experience with networking and cybersecurity vendor tools, including Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto, or F5
  • Experience with lab configuration, testing, installation, troubleshooting, and maintaining infrastructure, including firewalls, networking appliances, or IDS/IPS
  • Experience with developing test plans for security tools and network devices
  • Ability to present highly technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Active Top Secret clearance
  • HS diploma or GED
  • DoD-8570 IAT Level II Baseline Certification, including Security+ CE

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with automation tools, including Ansible
  • Experience with monitoring network activity, including packet inspection and traffic analysis, such as Wireshark and TCPdump
  • Experience with security orchestration automation and response (SOAR)
  • BA or BS degree
  • CCNA or CCNP Certification in networking or CEH, OSCP, or CISSP Certification in Cybersecurity


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

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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