Cybersecurity Architect

  • Abacus Service Corporation
  • Washington, D.C., DC, United States
  • Apr 29, 2018
Full time Systems Architecture

Job Description

Position Description:

Job Title: Cybersecurity Architect            

Duration: 6-7 months, CTH 

Location: Washington, DC



Duties Include:

  • Design and develop solutions for customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks.
  • Serve as the primary technical interface to the customer and perform liaison functions between customer leadership and the technical teams.
  • Take complex issues and explain them simply to customer leadership while also providing tailored recommendations on courses of action.
  • Evaluate complex enterprise security infrastructure and ensure the disparate components are well integrated, secure, and operating efficiently.
  • Ensure system security needs are established and maintained for operations.
  • Develop security requirements, perform security risk assessments, and perform systems analysis and systems design.
  • Perform security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning.
  • Perform disaster recover, and business continuity planning.
  • Provide analytical support for security policy development and analysis.
  • Integrate architectural analysis of cyber security features as it relates to existing systems as well as future needs and trends.
  • Position may also apply advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction.
  • Perform gap analysis and provide recommendations.
  • Works closely with Program Managers and Capture Managers to fully understand technical requirements and recommend solutions.
  • Must be willing to travel as needed.
  • Position is based in Washington DC and/or Northern Virginia and does not offer relocation assistance. This is an onsite position and telework will not be authorized.
  • Prefer local candidates for face to face interviews.

Hours: 5/40 workweek 

Requirements: Candidate must be a US Citizen/Perm Res/Green Card Holder (NO EAD HOLDER) with the ability to obtain Position Of Public Trust Clearance; AND worked in the USA for the last 7 years and verifiable. And included ALL date (months and years) AND location (city and state); AND accounted for ALL employment gap (must include location if unemployed).


  • BS and 10 years of broad IT experience in information security, information systems, or related field of study.
  • 2+ years working as a Cybersecurity Architect supporting a large enterprise IT system.
  • 8+ years Cybersecurity related experience.
  • Experience in managing projects larger [> $100k] requiring highly-skilled and diverse integrated project teams to include multiple simultaneous activities or projects.
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-53) and Committee for National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI 1253).

The successful Architect:

  • Must have strong problem solving and organization skills.
  • Must be able to build and maintain excellent relationships with the customer.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work with all levels of internal and external customer's management with minimum direct supervision.
  • Must have strong presentation and communication skills; this is a critical requirement for this position.
  • Candidate must be able to clearly communicate technical approaches and findings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in technical field (Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Systems Security, Electrical Engineering, Physical Sciences).
  • Outstanding organizational and oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand new technologies and concepts.
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to provide detailed reporting Certifications such as CISSP or other security certifications i.e. CEH, ISSAP/ISSMP, CRISC, SANS.
  • Familiarity with building and designing enterprise security strategies and roadmaps.
  • Experience with cybersecurity technologies and advanced threat management solutions.
  • Experience with cloud, mobile, SIEM, and open source security technologies.
  • Experience integrating heterogeneous operational security technologies.
  • Experience with Enterprise Security Architecture.
  • Experience leading a Security Assessment / Red Team function.
  • Experience with product security vulnerability management, responsible disclosure, publishing CVEs, and experience working with security research community.
  • Experience in standards frameworks CVSS, ISO, NIST, ITIL, etc.

Education: BS degree is required. Master's degree in technical field (Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Systems Security, Electrical Engineering, Physical Sciences) is preferred.