Sevatec Inc.

  • Cyber Security Architect - Senior

    Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/11/2018 11:15 AM)
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Senior Cybersecurity Architect is a subject matter expert in next generation security operations centers (SOC) and advanced cyber security technologies in the Federal sector. The architect is responsible for shaping security innovation and playing a key role in the evolution of Sevatec’s Cybersecurity client solutions for civilian government agencies. The architect is expected to provide thought leadership and guidance across a wide range of technologies at an enterprise-level for security architecture, design, engineering, and strategic planning.


    A successful candidate will have strong analytical, technical and communication skills with specific experience in SOC, security-as-a-service, and creating technology roadmaps. Ideal candidates should know how to secure an enterprise’s architecture by determining security requirements; planning, implementing, and testing security systems; preparing security standards, policies, and procedures. Efforts will include the design, build, test and deployment of Security Analytics, Security Architecture, Risk and Privacy, and Cloud Security solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing firm with industry experience.


    The Cyber Architect must have the ability to recommend, support and implement cyber tools to build an enterprise level Cyber Architecture.  The cyber architecture must support: 

    • Protection of Network, Data, Users, and applications.  
    • Detection Tools for security threats, exposures and attacks; (these may include) 
      1. Malware, DDoS and access controls 
      2. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 
      3. Security information events 
      4. Respond to cyber attacks and remediate deficiencies 
    • Tool sets provide holistic SIEM analytics response 
    • SOC management includes Common Operating picture of the Cyber Enterprise 

    These tools may include; FireEye, Splunk, ArcSite, Gigamon, RSA Archer, RSA NetWitness, HP Fortify, HP WebInspect. 


    • Serve as the NOAA NCSC cybersecurity technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) to mitigate cyber risks and threats for the enterprise. 
    • Provide business lifecycle support for the firm including business development, proposal and project execution. 
    • Provide SME consulting to client executives and leaders. 
    • Provide guidance on recommended security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and equipment; directing equipment and software installation and calibration; preparing preventive and reactive measures; creating, transmitting, and maintaining keys; providing technical support; completing documentation. 
    • Develop security-specific enterprise reference artifacts (e.g., playbook, patterns, blueprints, roadmaps, etc.). 
    • Lead in the the selection process of security tools through best practices, industry knowledge, and technical expertise 
    • Assist in compliance inspections and reviews and conduct audits as required  
    • Direct vision and strategy; championing new security solution initiatives and lead proof of concept efforts for the enterprise and participate in the Architecture Review Board and Security Steering Committee. 
    • Provide technical engineering expertise at all levels to support architectural designs of new software solutions, threat identification for the overall cyber infrastructure, and help mitigate security vulnerabilities. 
    • Provide cyber consulting focused on network engineering, distributed networks,  private cloud architecture, data flow management and trusted internet connections 
    • Develop and deliver consistent automated metrics covering aspects of the security program. 
    • Provide security guidelines for the organization to protect critical assets and data. 
    • Provide recommendations to improve cyber threat detection. 


    • Bachelor's or Master's (preferred) degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or related field. 
    • At least ten (10) years of IT experience with seven (7) years concentrated in Cybersecurity, preferably in both military and civilian government agencies. 
    • Demonstrated capabilities in delivering solutions and innovations to C-level and senior security clients via formal written and oral mediums (including white papers, proposals, briefings, and demos).  Effectively translating communication between technical information and understandable business terms. 
    • Knowledge of modern enterprise and security architectures focused on the federal sector, their challenges, common approaches to overcome their challenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses. 
    • Technical experience and skills in securing multiple operating systems such as LINUX (RedHat, CentOS and SUSE), MS Windows (All supported desktop and server versions) and virtualization technologies with emphasis on VMware and Hyper-V. 
    • Knowledge of various security tools (e.g., AV, HIPS, firewalls, VPN, DLP, etc.) with product experience in Intel/MacAfee’s ESM (Nitro), DLP and Webgateway, FortiGuard, ArcSight, Splunk, RSA NetWitness Suite and Archer GRC, Exabeam, Gigamon, FireEye, IBM Appscan, Fortify and Encase. Knowledge of various networking concepts and devices (e.g., routing, switching, VLANs, etc.) with product experience in Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet and Palo Alto. 
    • Knowledge of various database security tools with product knowledge in Intel/McAfee DAM, IBM Guardium and FortiDB. 
    • Knowledge of emerging technologies (e.g., IoT, mobile, cloud, etc.). 
    • Knowledge of Threat Modeling of complex security systems. 
    • Expert knowledge of federal security standards and requirements including FISMA, NIST, etc. 
    • CISSP required
    • PMP certification desired

    Security Clearance: The ability to obtain and maintain a government (DoD) security clearance is required. Candidates with active Top Secret clearance and SCI eligibility desired.


    EEO Statement:

    Sevatec is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."


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