Abile Headquarters

  • Cloud Security Architect

    Job Locations US-VA-Lorton
    Posted Date 6 days ago(1/10/2019 2:27 PM)
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  • Overview

    Abile Group has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Cloud Security Architect supporting an Intelligence Community Customer. 


    Abile Group, Inc. was formed in July 2004 to partner with the Intelligence Community and their Contractors in the areas of Enterprise Analytics & Performance Management, IT & Systems Engineering and Program & Project Management. We have significant experience with the Federal Government and are an EDWOSB dedicated to our employees and clients.  We are looking for high performing employees who enjoy providing advice and guidance along with solutions development and implementation support, crafted by combining industry best practices with the clients’ subject matter experience and Abile’s breadth of expertise. Abile Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or national origin.


    The right candidate will possess the below skills and qualifications and be ready to handle all responsibilities independently and professionally.


    We have an immediate need for a Cloud Security Architect to join our DHS Enterprise SOC Team. The Cloud SME will lead the design and development of security monitoring of cloud architectures for different types of cloud and cloud/hybrid systems. This position will directly contribute to the overall enterprise cloud security architecture at DHS and lead the security vision and strategy around cloud-based applications.

    The Cloud Security Architect will serve as the central point of contact for the Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC) for other Technology teams within the organization. The successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to partner with other leaders across the DHS enterprise to identify opportunities and risks and develop and deliver solutions that support business strategies and protect Organization intellectual property.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Design and develop security monitoring architectures for cloud and cloud/hybrid based systems.
    • Represents Security Platform in development and implementation of the overall global enterprise cloud architecture.
    • Acts as the senior technical representative for Enterprise Security while engaging with other senior technical leaders throughout organization in design and implementation of cloud and cloud/hybrid based implementations and solutions.
    • Works with Engineering, Infrastructure Services, and Application Development organizations to choose appropriate technology solutions.
    • Develops standards in partnership with Engineering, Infrastructure Services, and Application Development.
    • Leads initiatives designed to share knowledge across Security Platforms and/or Technology teams. Identifies, recommends, coordinates, deliver timely knowledge to support teams regarding technologies, processes or tools.
    • Develops and executes strategies to increase Cloud Security knowledge throughout the enterprise.


    Clearance Required:The candidate must currently possess or be able to obtain a DHS EOD and be eligible for Top Secret/SCI.


    Degree and Years of Experience: Requires Masters with 15 - 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 - 16 years of prior relevant experience. 5 years' experience with Cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, VMware NSX, and Office 365


    Required Certifications:

    • Sr. Level security or management certification is required, e.g. CISSP, PMP.

    Desired Certifications:

    • AWS and Azure certifications


    Required Skills:

    • Experience architecting solutions within Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, VMware NSX and implementation of native and third party cloud workload protection platforms (CWPP) and CASB solutions such as AWS Inspector, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, vArmour, Dome9 Security, Illumio, McAfee Skyhigh, and Symantec Elastica
    • Experience with assessment, development, implementation, optimization, and documentation of a comprehensive and broad set of security technologies and processes (secure software development (Application Security)
    • Working knowledge of common and industry standard cloud-native/cloud-friendly authentication mechanisms (OAuth, OpenID, SAML, etc.)
    • Experience with service-oriented architecture for cloud-based services.
    • Experience with enterprise applications (architecture, development, support, and troubleshooting).
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team environment.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction; self-starter/self-motivated.



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