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Cybersecurity Architect, Lead

Booz Allen

Jul 19

Cybersecurity 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 architecture skills to lead the design and building of secure systems for the federal government? We’re looking for an architect who can create solutions that will stand up to even the most advanced cyber threats.

As a lead cyber architect on our project, you’ll serve as a subject matter expert to define and document security solutions to modernize and enhance cybersecurity controls for applications, systems, and services leveraging the principles of zero trust. You'll develop and maintain technical reference architectures, design patterns, and other relevant security architecture documentation using a threat-based and zero-trust approach. You'll support governance review processes with security architecture and technical design reviews to assess risk and alignment with security architecture standards. You'll advise project teams to engineer and integrate new technical solutions and approaches to implement zero trust concepts. You'll coordinate with senior clients regularly, including CISO, network infrastructure, application and SOC leaders on cybersecurity requirements and solutions. This position is open to remote delivery anywhere within the U.S., to include the District of Columbia.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience defining, developing, and maintaining security architecture reference models, design patterns, segmentation models, and solution architectures, including identity management, segmentation, encryption, authentication, access control, and logging controls for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments

  • Experience with conducting security architecture risk assessments to evaluate system and application architectures and designs and determine the adequacy of proposed security design, architecture, and alignment with organization's cybersecurity architecture guidelines

  • Knowledge of zero trust architecture principles and concepts for a data-centric approach to fine-grained security controls between users, systems, data, and assets

  • Ability to collaborate with enterprise architects and project teams effectively to design, implement, integrate cybersecurity requirements and technology solutions

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

  • Bachelor's degree 

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience designing appropriate services and capabilities to be fully functional with cloud-computing environments to create a secure and efficient cloud environment

  • Knowledge of technology integration processes

  • Ability to brief technical and non-technical audiences and communicate on security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks

  • Possession of excellent analytical, problem solving, communication, and time management skills

  • CISSP, CISA, CISM, or other relevant security related certification


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


The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is 130,000 to 140,000. Final salary will be determined based on various factors.

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings include healthcare, retirement plan, insurance programs, commuter program, employee assistance program, paid and unpaid leave programs, education assistance, and childcare benefits.

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.