Job Description

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Security Architect, Lead

Key Role:

Develop enterprise security strategy. Develop an in-depth understanding of the client’s organization IT assets to anticipate potential security risks, identify areas of weakness, and specify and plan for the security tools needed to respond to possible security breaches. Maintain an awareness of market and technology trends to bring best of breed solutions to the client. Apply specific functional, working, and general industry knowledge. Develop or contribute to solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Work independently with some guidance. Review or guide activities of junior employees.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience with designing, testing, and deploying complex Cybersecurity solutions in an enterprise environment

  • 5+ years of experience with Palo Alto Firewall architecture and deployment

  • 3+ years of experience with rule optimization, App ID and User ID implementation, SSL decryption and virtual firewalls

  • Experience with CASB deployments and operation, and SASE and SD-WAN deployments and operation

  • Experience with securing cloud-based systems

  • Experience with Palo Alto Prisma Access

  • Knowledge of route optimization, dynamic routing, packet aggregation, network tapping, IPV6, and BGP

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust or Suitability/Fitness determination based on client requirements

  • HS diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of zero-trust security architecture

  • Knowledge of Splunk

  • Knowledge of Corelight

  • Knowledge of APCON

  • Ability to evaluate agency environments for security improvements

  • Possession of excellent analytical and collaboration skills

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; Master’s degree a plus

  • CCIE Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a government investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements of the U.S. government client.


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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 $93,300.00 to $212,000.00 (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.

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

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