SAIC is currently looking for a Cloud
Security Architect in Washington, DC to support the Vanguard 2.2.1 Program, Information Assurance Service
This position will be
instrumental in assisting the IA Directorate in its support of the Enterprise
Cloud Security and Compliance (CSC) program.
Information Assurance Service line, the Cloud Security Architect will support
the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Information Resource Management
(IRM), Information Assurance (IA) Directorate.
The dedicated Cloud Security Architect will
be responsible for supporting the Cloud Security and Compliance project to
include, but not limited to, defining, developing and improving operational
processes, policies, roles and responsibilities and performance measurements to
ensure program objectives are being met with optimal efficiency. Additionally, the
position will monitor and perform product reviews, update and facilitate
policies and procedures to enact continuous service improvement in a highly
complex and dynamic environment. The Cloud
Security Architect will report directly to the Vanguard 2.2.1 Service Line
Description of Duties:
The Cloud Security Architect is
an individual who can conceptualize cloud computing security and compliance
remediation efforts and communicate to both executive and technical audiences.
Expertise with information technology architectures, cloud computing
architectures, information assurance and information security compliance for
cloud computing, and the design of remediation project and supervision of
execution. The CSA must be able to recommend
new and updated cloud security and compliance policies and standards and help
develop methodologies for project and program management. The CSA is responsible for guiding the
program (and projects within the program). The CSA will oversee multiple engagements
with different cloud owners.
The Cloud Security Architect is responsible for:
- Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing
and virtualization systems.
- Provides specific, detailed information for
hardware and software selection, cloud service provider selection,
implementation techniques, application & data migration techniques and
tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present
and future capacity requirements.
- Develops and conducts testing of cloud and
- Maintains technical expertise relevant industry
standards and in cloud computing and virtualization technologies such as cloud
service provider architecture, design, and configuration; cloud deployment
models including public, community, private, and hybrid; cloud service delivery
models including infrastructure-, platform-, and software-as-a-service;
automation; hypervisors; containers; virtual compute, storage, and networks;
virtual infrastructure management; self-provisioning; and scaling.
- Evaluates and reports on new cloud and virtualization
technologies to enhance capabilities of cloud-based and virtualized services.
- May also provide systems engineering activities
such as: Concept of Operations Formulation, Requirements Definition, Analysis
and Engineering, System Architecting, System Analysis and Design, Interface and
Data Architectures, Validation and Verification, System Integration, System
& Op. Performance Analysis, Lifecycle Cost Analysis & Estimation,
Decision Analysis and Physical Configuration Analysis (PCA).
- Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of
product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical,
schedule, and cost constraints.
- Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis,
detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies
to translate customer requirements into hardware and software
- Participating/facilitating quality reviews of supporting
documentation for CSC initiatives necessary for stakeholder awareness of new
and updated processes.
- Assisting in monitoring and measuring the
effectiveness of processes to ensure consistent value and quality delivery to
- Interviewing stakeholders to determine
operational requirements and objectives, such as organization functions, inputs
and outputs, and step-by-step procedures.
- Examine processes holistically to understand the
impact of change on people, strategy, systems and general business operations;
articulate and present process change recommendations to Government and
- Working on unusually complex technical problems
and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.
- Working under consultative direction toward
pre-determined long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often
- Exercising independent judgment in methods,
techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
- Developing advanced technological ideas and
guides their development into a final product.
- Serving as organization spokesperson on advanced
projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on
advanced technical research studies and applications.
- Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and 14
years of experience working in a technical operations environment supporting
mission critical systems. Additional experience in lieu of degree will be considered.
experience related to O365, Azure, and/or AWS.
- Establishes operating policies and procedures
that affect departments and subordinate sections and work units. Interprets
company-wide policies and procedures. May be involved in development of
budgets, schedules and performance standards.
- Interfacing with the customer and participating
in all CSC project meetings.
- Manages subordinate management and/or
experienced specialist employees who exercise significant latitude and
independence. Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates
assignments to subordinates.
- Monitoring and maintaining policies, plans,
processes, standard operation procedures (SOPs), work instructions, and other
IA assets, as required.
- Leading, coordinating, and facilitating the
creation of stakeholder reviews of required documentations.
- Recommending, planning and developing a strategy
to implement process improvements, including: as-is and future to-be state and monitoring results to verify
- Must have demonstrated and proven skills in
writing documentation (i.e. standard operating procedures, user guides, and
similar products) to clearly disseminate relevant information to an
enterprise-wide audience to increase user awareness and provide relevant and
different types of materials.
- Extremely strong, proficient and demonstrated
oral and written communication skills with experience working effectively with
direct customer, senior management, project management team members, and
technical staff members regarding communication and system issues.
- Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written
communication skills, with ability to work directly with customers, including
- Ability to draft and generate original
organizational skills; ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced
environment with competing priorities and quick turnaround deliverables,
and exceptional attention to details.
- Ability to work independently and focus on
delivery of products and services on time.
- Strong analytical, critical thinking and
- Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’
views as well as gives and welcomes feedback. Demonstrate an adaptive style
that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others.
- Competency in Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft
Office products, including Visio.
- Ability to demonstrate
accuracy and thoroughness.
- Experience with quality
assurance, and quality control a plus.
- Experience with process
definition and improvement
Clearance Requirement: SECRET