Cyber Security Architect

Depends on Experience

Contract: W2, 1 Year(s)

  • No Travel Required


DISA STIGsNIST 800Cybersecurity FrameworkCIS Benchmarkssecurity architecture developmentcybersecurity technology solution planning/engineering and deploymentEDR/XDRFWNGIPSSIEM

Job Description

Please note that this is a 1 year contract position.

(Remote support is authorized for candidates local to the Raleigh NC area only)

Advise on security system infrastructure and provide network engineering knowledge to improve the security architecture.
Develop and document cybersecurity solutions architecture to reduce the threat surface based on standardized methodologies and innovative analysis.
Communicate conceptual architecture and capabilities to management.
Guide the design along with the implementation of secure solutions and services across business/IT support areas, driving the successful configuration and implementation of security solutions to reduce security risks.
Conduct training on topics related to the infrastructure and security posture.
Support system, and network-related security policy development including regulatory compliance.
Support change management process to monitor cascading effects and to minimize unintended consequences
Conduct market research on the latest security best techniques, technology, and industry trends.

Required Skills:
Knowledge of security standards and best practices, including but not limited to:
NIST 800, Cybersecurity Framework
CIS Benchmarks
Experience with security architecture development.
Experience in cybersecurity technology solution planning, engineering, and deployment, including EDR/XDR, FW, NGIPS, SIEM.
Knowledge of enterprise infrastructure design requirements: Data center, Cloud (Azure, Google Cloud Platform, AWS, PaaS/IaaS/SaaS), Software defined networks/SASE, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC), Enterprise certificate authority/PKI operations, DNS/DHCP security, DDoS/WAF, Network access control, Wireless network security.
Ability to work well in a strong collaborative team-oriented environment.
Ability to effectively present technical information to many different levels of the organization.
Demonstrated strong communication skills (written/spoken).
Demonstrated strong organizational skills
Proficiency on Microsoft Office tools: i.e., PowerPoint
CISSP certification.

Desired Skills:
Experience working in a fast-paced complex system
Experience in a very large enterprise environment
Experience with Cisco networking and equipment
Desired Certifications:
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CCIE/CCNP

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
5 years of security architecture experience
10 years of cybersecurity experience
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cybersecurity or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

Applicants must provide their phone numbers. Job Reference number A2025.