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IT and Cloud Security Architect

Job ID: 2209708
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 16, 2023
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


The Information Technology and Cloud Security Architect Lead will manage a Security Team and serve as the primary security point of contact for a Federal Civilian agency’s cloud platform. The IT & Cloud Security Architect will work with stakeholders to develop and implement strategy for advancing security operational compliance activities as part of a security framework aligned with the Agency’s vision.

IT & Cloud Security Architect will assist, advise, architect and implement secure information system environments and cloud migration support services that complies with FISMA, FedRAMP and Agency -specific security objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead FISMA and FedRAMP security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring, including development of RMF security and privacy artifacts (e.g., security plans, POA&Ms, assessments) for the support of cloud services
  • Provide management and coordination of security delivery for ongoing base operations as well as any investment initiatives that require security SME
  • Work closely with Application and Product Owners to plan and prioritize operational compliance activities such as ATO re-certifications, environment security posture and remediations, and security site reliability engineering (SRE).
  • identify improvements to regulatory security processes tooling and security architecture input for new initiatives and products, as part of investment track
  • Provide security and privacy recommendations regarding cloud migration
  • Provide security hardening of hardware and software platforms IAW FISMA and NIST SP 800-53.
  • Support secure connectivity infrastructure and interconnection solutions that meet DHS CISA Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 requirements.
  • Support encryption for data-at-rest and data-in-transit utilizing cryptographic modules that are FIPS 140-2 compliant
  • Support automated scanning of vulnerabilities and security baseline compliance across cloud accounts including virtual machines, containers, web application and databases.
  • Support broad range of security processes including vulnerability management, patch management, configuration management, security monitoring, antivirus and malware detection, security information and event management, security incident response, and FISMA reporting
  • Provide Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions including role and attribute based access control configurations, multi-factor authentication, federated identity and single sign-on
  • Investigate security incidents, recommend corrective actions and mitigation
  • Support supply chain risk management of hardware and software

This opportunity is contingent upon award. 


Required Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred; other work experience and certifications considered in lieu of degree requirements 
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust 
  • 10+ years establishing, managing and maturing security and compliance programs in federal and private sector focused on delivering complex Security IT solutions, resolving business challenges through technical implementation
  • 5+ years of experience with cloud platforms and services, including AWS, Azure, and GCP.
  • 5+ years of experience with governance, risk assessment and compliance for FISMA, FedRAMP, and NIST SP 800 series including NIST SP 800-37 and NIST SP 800-53, system security plans, security and privacy controls, POA&M management, assessment and authorization (A&A), Authority To Operate (ATO) and continuous monitoring processes
  • Experience with the protection of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and hybrid multi-cloud environments with a broad set of security technologies and processes with application security, data security, network security, encryption, key management, identity and access management, cloud access service brokering, zero trust networking
  • Experience with DHS CISA Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM), and Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 Reference Architecture
  • Understanding of Agile and DevSecOps industry standard practices including security assessments of code through the Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline
  • Understanding of containerization and serverless technologies
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Professional Certifications

  • CISSP certification (desired)
  • Relevant AWS Certified Solution Architect or Azure Solution Architect certification (desired)

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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