Cloud Security Engineer, Lead

The Challenge:

Warnings about cyber threats are everywhere and the constantly evolving nature of these threats can make understanding them seem overwhelming to government agencies. In all of this “cyber noise”, how can these organizations understand their risks and how to mitigate them? The answer is you – a lead information security risk specialist who can oversee breaking down complex threats into manageable plans of action.

As an information security risk specialist on our team, you’ll consult for government agencies, leading the discovery of their cyber risks, understanding applicable policies, and developing a mitigation plan. You’ll oversee the analysis of technical, environmental, and personnel details from in house teams, SMEs and engineers, as your team reviews the entire threat landscape. Then, you’ll guide your client through a plan of action with presentations, white papers, and milestones. Your client will rely on you to translate security concepts, so they can make the best decisions to secure their ATO Cloud deployment activities for mission critical systems. This is your opportunity to take a leadership role in information security while sharing your skills in endpoint-based detection, response EDR, multi-factor authentication, identity and access management, and advanced analytics with both clients and your team. Join us as we protect our nation's cyber infrastructure.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in a technical consulting or engineering role

  • 5+ years of experience in designing, implementing, or consulting with distributed applications

  • 3+ years of experience with implementing security solutions in multi-tenant cloud environments

  • Experience with assessing the delivering and management of Cloud IaaS environments using IaaS platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and client management, including executing projects on time

  • Knowledge of FedRAMP, ATO, and the implications of Certification and Accreditation (C&A) and Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A)

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience with securing computer systems, performing accreditation activities, and writing security plans for the federal government

  • 5+ years of experience in working with processes, regulations applicable to IT system assessment, and authorization for the Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • 5+ years of experience with conducting security evaluations for systems and applications and publishing RMF Body of Evidence artifacts

  • Experience with multiple operating systems, including UNIX, Linux, and Windows 2012

  • Experience with multi-threaded, Big Data, and distributive Cloud architectures and frameworks

  • Experience with AWS EC2, Network, ELB, and S3

  • Knowledge of terminology and federal regulations applicable to specification, development, acquisition, and maintenance of IT systems

  • Amazon Certified Solutions Architect - Associate preferred


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

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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