Network Security Architect - Mid-Atlantic region (NC, VA, MD, DC, WV, DE, PA, or NJ)


On Site
Full Time


Palo Alto
Training and development
Applicant tracking system
Network security
Enterprise networks
Sales operations
Risk analysis
Risk assessment
Computer science
Information Technology
Security architecture
Cloud security
Information security
Cyber security
Cisco Certifications
Regulatory Compliance
Cloud computing

Job Details

GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions and minimize risk. By taking a three-tiered, holistic approach for evaluating security posture and ecosystems, GuidePoint enables some of the nation's top organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies, to identify threats, optimize resources and integrate best-fit solutions that mitigate risk.

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced Enterprise Network Security Architect with a minimum of 10 years of hands-on experience in the enterprise space. The ideal candidate should possess a comprehensive skill set and certifications, combined with a strong background in route/switch architectures, SD-WAN, network segmentation, firewalling, threat prevention and zero trust frameworks. The candidate should have a proven track record of successfully architecting, implementing, and managing enterprise-level security solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

The candidate Is expected to provide 50/50 pre-sales and post-sales support.

Please note: To be considered, applicants must live in our Mid-Atlantic region (NC, VA, MD, DC, WV, DE, PA, or NJ). This is a remote position that will also require you to be available for up to 25% travel in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop, and architect enterprise network and network security solutions that align with the business objectives and adhere to industry best practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess, design, and deploy secure network architectures, ensuring the integration and alignment of security solutions.
  • Conduct comprehensive network security assessments and risk analysis to identify potential vulnerabilities and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Design and implement zero trust architectures to enhance the security posture of the organization's network and systems.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in architecting and designing network security solutions such as:
    • Cisco
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Fortinet
    • Check Point
    • Zscaler/Netskope
    • Micro-segmentation solutions
    • Zero Trust Architectures
  • Lead the evaluation and selection of security technologies and tools that align with the company's security requirements and objectives.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development within the security team.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, executives, and IT teams to communicate security strategies, recommendations, and risk assessments in a clear and concise manner.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in enterprise security architecture with a focus on Fortune 500 companies.
  • Certified in Cisco CCIE, Palo Alto PCNSE, or Fortinet NSE 5 or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in route/switch architectures and extensive knowledge of zero trust frameworks.
  • Expertise in working with security products such as Zscaler, Netskope, Cisco, Fortinet, Check Point and Palo Alto with a proven track record of successful implementations.
  • Strong understanding of industry regulations and compliance standards.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Cybersecurity or related field.
  • Additional certifications in other leading security technologies or frameworks.
  • Experience in cloud security and multi-cloud environments.

  • The candidate must provide 3 professional references with contact information

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Enterprise Network Security Architect to join a dynamic team, contributing to the development and implementation of robust security strategies within a leading organization.

If you meet these qualifications and are passionate about advancing enterprise security, we encourage you to apply and be part of our innovative and driven team.

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Why GuidePoint?

GuidePoint Security is a rapidly growing, profitable, privately-held value added reseller that focuses exclusively on Information Security. Since its inception in 2011, GuidePoint has grown to over 900 employees, established strategic partnerships with leading security vendors, and serves as a trusted advisor to more than 3,500 customers.

Firmly-defined core values drive all aspects of the business, which have been paramount to the company's success and establishment of an enjoyable workplace atmosphere. At GuidePoint, your colleagues are knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced and will seek to collaborate and provide mentorship and guidance at every opportunity.

This is a unique and rare opportunity to grow your career along with one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

Some added perks....
  • Remote workforce primarily (U.S. based only, some travel may be required for certain positions, working on-site may be required for Federal positions)
  • 100% employer-paid medical premiums (employee only $0 deductible and HSA plans) along with 75% employer-paid family contributions
  • 100% employer-paid dental premiums (employee only) along with 75% employer-paid family contributions
  • 12 corporate holidays and a Flexible Time Off (FTO) program
  • Healthy mobile phone and home internet allowance
  • Eligibility for retirement plan after 2 months at open enrollment
  • Pet Benefit Option