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Cybersecurity Architect

Location: Washington, DC
Cybersecurity Architect
Clearance: Secret

The primary responsibilities of the Cybersecurity Architect include:
  • Directly interface with internal partners such as Network Operations, Internal Assurance (IA), Diplomatic Security Services (DSS) and EA Team.
  • Leverage familiarity with open architecture principles and cyber security architecture principles that achieve cybersecurity framework goals.
  • Creation an actionable Cybersecurity roadmap supported by common technical controls associated with mitigation of risks that compromise the integrity of the Department’s data residing on networks, in applications and systems. 
  • Load, process and analyze asset vulnerability data.
  • Develop cybersecurity policy, procedures recommendations aligned with external compliance requirements.
  • Perform System and Data categorization assessments and provide recommendations
  • Update the Department’s As-Is and Target Cybersecurity Architecture.
  • Map common NIST controls the Department’s Cybersecurity Reference Services Architecture.
  • Active DOD/DSS SECRET security clearance or higher.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in Computer Science or Information Systems.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience with architecting, designing, and implementing cybersecurity systems, solutions, and tools in federal organizations.
  • A minimum six (6) years of experience working with Security Authorization requirements, developing and enhancing the security risk posture, and analysis and reporting of IT security metrics.
  • Experience with selecting, designing, and implementing security tools and capabilities for large, complex federal or commercial organizations.
  • Familiarity in cybersecurity governance standards, such as the Risk Management Framework and commensurate NIST frameworks.
  • Information Security Certification, including CEH, CISM, CSSP, CISA, CISSP, or CompTIA Security+.
  • Familiarity with all phases of the SDLC and cybersecurity lifecycle, from threat modeling and risk assessment, implementation and development, vulnerability assessment and continuous monitoring.
  • Demonstrate prior experience in assisting/educating stakeholders in evaluating, prioritizing and utilizing risk management techniques as they apply to cyber security.
  • Experience in a Cybersecurity compliance, operations, or engineering leadership role.
  • Experience with innovative Cybersecurity products and capabilities, including A&O, AI and machine learning, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), and Big Data.
  • Familiarity with State Department and the Managing State Projects for Information Technology (MSP-IT) project cycle.
  • Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Experience with User Interface designs and mockups.
  • Experience with business process improvement or business process re-engineering.
  • Previous experience working with Federal Government clients is highly desirable.

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