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Remote/WFH - Cyber Security Analyst (Active Interim Secret or above) at Akima, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:


Compass Point, an Akima Company, is committed to helping government agencies modernize their IT infrastructure and systems to drive innovation and value. Come join an experienced, leading edge team committed to excellence and results. Compass Point offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, competitive salary and benefits, and a wide variety of career development opportunities. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Compass Point is looking for a Cyber Security Architect to join our team supporting US Army Corp of Engineers. The Cyber Security Architect will be an integral member of the program's architecture team that drives modernization and transformation initiatives. The successful candidate will have a blended set of skills and experience across cloud and legacy / hybrid enterprise environments to include: IAM/IDAM, datacenter network and infrastructure security, DoD system/network boundary security (IAP / BCAP), and cloud (Azure / AWS). Recent experience translating business objectives and requirements into deployable Zero Trust, modern auth, and hybrid cloud solutions in an Agile/DevOps organization is ideal. Candidate must possess active DoD secret clearance and a combination of education and experience demonstrating an understanding of IT service management, incident management, and problem resolutions process, or equivalent. Veterans encouraged to apply. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to and actively supports Engineering Review Board and Transformation activities to ensure design and implementation of sound solutions

  • Develops security designs and implementable solutions based on sound enterprise architecture practices

  • Provides oversight, guidance, and design support of security related initiatives such as network segmentation, IAM, and cloud

  • Provides substantive contributions to the program's strategic roadmap, technical direction, and development of program wide standards and best practices

  • Develops and maintains security architecture artifacts (models, templates, and standards) as leverageable security capabilities in projects and operations

  • Keeps current on developments and changes to threat environments to ensure that these are adequately addressed in security strategy plans and architecture artifacts

  • Validates IT infrastructure and other reference architectures for security best practices, and recommend changes to enhance security and reduce risk where applicable

  • Conducts or facilitates threat modeling of services and applications that tie to the risk and data associated with the service or application

  • Coordinates with appropriate compliance and privacy officers to understand sensitive data within AIS/production systems and recommends controls to ensure this data is adequately secured

  • Collaborates with other architects and security practitioners to share best practices and insights

  • Participates in application and infrastructure projects to provide security planning advice

  • Supports disaster recovery planning (DRP) and business continuity management (BCM) design and testing

  • Reviews security technologies, tools and services, and makes recommendations to the broader technology team 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience

  • 5+ years of enterprise security experience supporting the DoD with technologies such as: IAM/IDAM, hybrid cloud, and infrastructure/boundary security in an RMF / ATO'd environment.

  • Industry experience in security architecture, analytics, design, and development of enterprise solutions for multiple technology platforms

  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management (IAM), Cryptography / Key Management, Access Controls and Security Protocols. E.g. Multi-factor, SAML, OAuth, OIDC, XACML etc.

  •  Experience establishing a cloud/hybrid cloud security strategy in Azure and/or AWS.

  • Experience with Agile delivery

  • DoD 8570 / 8140 IAT Level II (e.g. Sec +) AND IAT Level III preferred (e.g. CISSP).

  • Experience with security architecture and application development. You understand the value of deploying applications in a cloud environment and how to keep them secure.

  • The ability to guide the development and design of security standard methodologies to all layers of the application stack.

  • Interim Secret Security Clearance to start with the ability to obtain a full clearance; US Citizenship required

  • Consistent with President Biden's Executive Order 14042, you must be able to meet all health requirements, including but not limited to, current and future vaccination requirements to infectious diseases such as COVID-19.  The Executive Order generally requires that all federal workers and federal contractor employees be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022.


Desired Qualifications:  


The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


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