Job Description

Camp H.M. Smith,HI,US
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Zero Trust Architect and Engineer

The Opportunity:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a 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 zero-trust architecture skills to lead the design and development of secure systems for a Command client? We’re looking for a zero-trust architect who can create solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD) that will withstand even the most advanced cyber threats. 

As a lead zero-trust architect at Booz Allen, you’ll design a secure communications network to support mission-critical operations. You’ll coordinate work with engineers and mission experts to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s IT 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 advise on new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. You’ll guide 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 lead a team to make a difference in the security of warfighter communications. You’ll oversee efforts to help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like zero-trust architecture integration. You’ll broaden your skillset into areas like orchestration of security events for a multinational information network, while building peace of mind in a critical infrastructure. As a technical leader, you’ll identify new opportunities to use cybersecurity solutions to help your customers meet their toughest challenges.  

Work with us we improve warfighter communications through cybersecurity. 

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • 5+ years of experience with IT operations or cybersecurity
  • 5+ years of experience leading technical project delivery for large, complex organizations
  • Experience architecting Zero Trust solutions, roadmaps, and capabilities in alignment with industry standards, including NIST 800-207 or DoD Zero Trust Reference Architecture
  • Experience leading product selection initiatives, including A&O, AI, analytics, secure DevOps, identify and access management, or network access control
  • Ability to work with and guide senior leaders, including CISO, CIO, and CTO, and executives to ideate, build, and execute cybersecurity capability maturation
  • Ability to collaborate with project and proposal teams to incorporate cybersecurity solutions and develop high quality implementation plans and roadmaps
  • Ability to author technical documentation, whitepapers, and blogs on leading cybersecurity topics and concepts
  • Top Secret clearance
  • HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience in a cybersecurity compliance, operations, or engineering leadership role
  • Experience working defense or national security issues in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Experience working at a DoD Command-level Headquarters 
  • Experience selecting, designing, and implementing security tools and capabilities for large, complex federal or commercial organizations
  • Experience with innovative cybersecurity capabilities, including A&O, AI and machine learning, NGFW, and Big Data
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Mission Partner Engagement (MPE)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information Security Certification, including CEH, CISM, CCSP, CCSK, CISSP, or CompTIA Security+ Certification


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.

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 $110,000.00 to $250,000.00 (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

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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