Cyber Security Architect, Lead

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 the U.S. Government? We’re looking for an architect who can create solutions for the government that will stand up to even the most advanced cyber threats.

As a Cyber Security Architect on our project, you’ll lead the architecture and design efforts of innovative Cybersecurity solutions and service offerings to protect federal networks. You’ll coordinate with 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 and shape opportunities to implement solutions and service offerings leveraging investments and proven capabilities.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 10+ years of IT operations or Cybersecurity experience

  • 5+ years of experience with leading technical project delivery for large, complex organizations

  • Experience with architecting Zero Trust solutions, road maps, and capabilities in alignment with industry standards, including NIST 800-207, DoD Zero Trust Reference Architecture

  • Experience with leading product selection initiatives in areas that including A&O, AI, analytics, secure DevOps, identify and access management and 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 effectively to incorporate Cybersecurity solutions and develop high quality implementation plans and roadmaps

  • Ability to author technical documentation and whitepapers and blogs on leading Cybersecurity topics and concepts

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

Nice to 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 innovative Cybersecurity capabilities, including A&O, AI and machine learning, NGFW, and Big Data

  • Experience with AWS, Azure, or GCP

  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Information Security certifications, including CEH, CISM, CCSP, CCSK, CISSP, or CompTIA Security+


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 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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