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Cybersecurity Architect, Senior

Booz Allen

Jun 16

Cybersecurity Architect, Senior

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your technical skills with big picture thinking to make an impact in the DoD? You understand your customer’s environment and how to develop the right systems for their mission. Your ability to interpret current capabilities and translate into measurable test criteria to ensure mission needs are met makes you an integral part of delivering a customer focused engineering solution.

As a Cybersecurity Architect on our team, you’ll work with Booz Allen colleagues and the U.S. Space Force to develop and rapidly deploy the next generation of resilient Missile Warning (MW), Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (TISR), and Environmental Monitoring (EM) capabilities to deter attacks and provide critical information to our warfighters to defeat our enemies in battle. Your customer will trust you to not only test, analyze, evaluate, validate, and verify these systems, but also identify areas requiring urgent mitigation upfront and early to develop this system with advanced technology solutions. Grow your skills by merging innovative engineering methodologies and cross-disciplinary coordination to create tomorrow’s solutions. Join our team and create the future of Remote Sensing in the Air Force.

Empower change with us. 

You Have:

  • 10+ years of experience as a cybersecurity architect supporting space-related Major Defense Acquisition Programs, including space, ground, software, and hardware system

  • Experience with providing input to the Risk Management Framework process activities and related documentation 

  • Knowledge of cybersecurity, privacy principles, computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies 

  • Knowledge of systems engineering standards, including IEEE 15288.1 and IEEE 15288.2 

  • Knowledge of network design processes, including security objectives, operational objectives, and trade-offs 

  • Ability to perform technical analyses of cybersecurity architectures and network diagrams 

  • Ability to build architectures and frameworks and perform technical analyses of cybersecurity architectures and network diagrams 

  • Secret clearance 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Information Assurance, or Information Security

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with space-based remote sensing systems 

  • Experience with developing system security context and a preliminary system security Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and defining baseline system security requirements in accordance with applicable cybersecurity requirements 

  • Experience with programming languages, including Java and C++ 

  • Knowledge of database systems

  • TS/SCI clearance 

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Information Assurance, or Information Security

  • Information Assurance Level III Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification, including ISSE or IASAE


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

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.