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Information Systems Security Architect, Lead

The Opportunity:  

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system and cloud 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 and architecture skills to lead the design and development of secure cloud systems for the DoD? We’re looking for an architect who can create secure cloud solutions for the DoD that will withstand even the most advanced cyber threats. 

As a lead cyber cloud engineer and solutions architect at Booz Allen, you’ll design secure cloud solutions to support mission-critical operations. You’ll coordinate work with CSPs and internal R&D and delivery teams 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 and cloud 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 operations. You’ll oversee efforts to help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like zero-trust solutions and multi-cloud deliveries. You’ll broaden your skillset into areas like edge security, 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 operations and National Security through cybersecurity. 

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • 10+ years of experience in information security with a focus on cloud security architecture
  • 5+ years of experience delivering holistic cloud security solutions with platforms such as AWS or Azure
  • Experience with security standards and frameworks such as NIST, ISO 27001, and CIS Benchmarks
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, and their native security tools
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity principles, practices, and solutions, including encryption, authentication, intrusion detection, and firewalls
  • Ability to communicate complex security concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to lead security practitioners or cross-functional teams supporting complex cloud security deliveries
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • DoD 8140 IAM III Certification such as CISSP Certification

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience delivering multi-cloud solutions in complex government environments
  • Knowledge of secure cloud scripting processes such as HashiCorp or Terraform
  • Ability to lead teams across multiple services, in dynamic and varying compliance and security environments
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • Master’s degree in CS, IT, Cybersecurity, or a related field
  • Cloud Security Certification, including CCSP, Azure Security Engineer, or AWS Security Certification

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI 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 $110,100.00 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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