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Cloud Architect

Herndon, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

ShorePoint is a cybersecurity services firm with a focus on high-profile, high-threat private and public-sector customers who demand experience and proven security models to protect their data. We are seeking a customer-oriented Cloud Architect to join our team in the Reston, VA area to provide unparalleled support in the federal market. This is a unique opportunity to shape the growth, development and culture of an exciting and emerging company in the cybersecurity market.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide subject matter expertise in the areas of cloud, network, and security architectures and technologies
  • Provide technical oversight in the development of enterprise security architecture solutions
  • Lead technical engagement to assess clients’ business and technical objectives, determine deliverables, evaluate risks, and recommend implementation approaches
  • Lead the development of cyber security architecture and designs of enterprise IT COTS security solutions into geographically dispersed data centers
  • Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy
  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Ensure that mapping of data elements provided by COTS products to the Logical Data Model
  • Ensure that designs are effective in delivering cyber security data and information to risk management dashboards
  • Ensure ShorePoint and DHS CDM policies and procedures are followed via audits and other inspection mechanisms
  • Lead and/or support the development of solution product costs for procurement
  • Work internally to develop strategic plans for architecture, engineering, integration, and dashboard
  • Report and provide feedback to senior management as required
  • Document, manage, and report on project risks and opportunities
  • Assist in rectifying issues and improving service in faltering/failing projects
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats
  • Other duties as assigned




Required Skills

  • Experience implementing technical solutions using COTS security tools in complex cloud-based, on-premises, and hybrid environments. Demonstrated experience:
  • Architecting, designing, engineering, integrating, configuring, and deploying COTS solutions
  • Understanding of 2 or more of these IT/Security functions; asset management, vulnerability management, identity and access management, network security, and data protection.
  • Leading enterprise IT solution activities from conceptual design to deployment and sustainment
  • Understanding the data sets or information provided by COTS tools in support of the needs of the organization
  • Understanding of Cloud Access Security Brokers, Cloud Security Posture Management, and Cloud Asset Management technologies.
  • Understanding of Zero Trust Architecture and solutions
  • Experience with automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef and DevOps practices
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as CloudFormation, TerraForm, Azure ARM templates
  • Experience architecting or engineering in Federal Government networks
  • Experience supporting an ISSO/ISSM in the development of Security Authorization requirements by providing technical expertise of system implementation. Includes providing technical evidence in support of A&A processes. Includes experience with NIST RMF
  • Demonstrated experience in security solution design using existing as well as emerging technologies to deliver enterprise solutions
  • Must be able to articulate emerging cybersecurity, Cloud, or other IT technology trends
  • Strong understanding of industry best practices related to the implementation of cybersecurity tools, information security policy, NIST, and FISMA controls
  • Experience collaborating with Federal clients to mature operational processes, reduce redundancies, and develop innovative solutions
  • Experience understanding organizational needs, proposing solutions, and managing project execution efforts designed to deliver overall program benefits for Government Agencies
  • Demonstrated experience in problem resolution and risk management, ensuring customer satisfaction in the delivery of medium to large projects
  • Experience in conducting assessments of an Enterprise by reviewing technical documentation, conducting interviews and workshops to identify gaps and develop tailored solutions




Desired Skills

  • Microsoft Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • JIRA experience
  • Ability to present to senior leadership and the client



Education and Years of Experience Requirement

  • Must have a BS (technical field) and 3 years of relevant experience



Certificaiton Requirement

  • Must hold a security certification: CISSP, Azure Architect, AWS Architect, Google Cloud Architect, CCIE, CCSP, Security+, CCNA/CCNP Security, CISA, VCP, GSE, SCNA, GCIH, and/or GLSC highly desirable


  • Reston, VA, (REMOTE)

Security Clearance

  • Must be clearable to DHS EOD




Herndon, VA
20170 USA



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