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Security Architect, Lead

Booz Allen

Nov 30

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 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 security architect you will conduct security analysis of reference models, segment and solution architectures, and the resulting systems supporting missions and business processes, provide expert recommendations in support of ‘Analysis of Alternatives’ (AoA) to inform agency technology roadmap. You'll design enterprise and systems security throughout the SDLC, translate technology and law and regulation into security designs and processes. You'll capture and develop security requirements based on information system architecture, operational environments, and type of technology. Provide consultation on development of the cybersecurity architecture and maintain an in-depth awareness of the Agency IT Enterprise Cybersecurity Architecture. You'll identify opportunities for leveraging standards and cybersecurity architecture in support of the Agency Enterprise IT Architecture and recommend requirements and integration design of enterprise technologies in the Agency environment. This position is open to remote delivery anywhere within the U.S., to include the District of Columbia

You Have:

  • 8+ years experience in supporting large scale security architecture

  • Experience with working with traffic flows across the network, including, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP), Open System Interconnection Model (OSI), or Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

  • Experience with working with critical infrastructure systems with information communication technology that were designed without system security considerations

  • Knowledge of operating systems and new and emerging information technology and cybersecurity technologies

  • Knowledge of network systems management principles, models, methods, including, end-to-end systems performance monitoring and tools

  • Knowledge of current and emerging data encryption including, Column and Tablespace Encryption, file and disk encryption and security features in databases

  • Knowledge of N-tiered typologies including server and client operating systems

  • Active Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Cyber Security

  • CISSP, CISA, CISM, GCED, CCSP or CASP Certification

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with designing countermeasures to identified security risks

  • Experience with designing the integration of hardware and software solutions

  • Experience with design modeling and building use cases, including unified modeling language

  • Experience with configuring and utilizing software-based computer protection tools including software firewalls, antivirus software, anti-spyware

  • Knowledge of determining how a security system should work, including its resilience and dependability capabilities and how changes in conditions, operations, or the environment will affect these outcomes

  • Knowledge of using Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices and encryption

  • Knowledge of designing multi-level security or cross domain solutions and use of design methods


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.

The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is 120,000 to 145,000. 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 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.