Cyber Security Architect Principal - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Wright-patterson Afb
United States


A leader in the exciting and growing field of High Performance Computing (HPC) is searching for a Principal-level Cyber Security Architect to join our team supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) located at the Air Force Research Laboratory DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (AFRL DSRC) on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH.


The successful candidate will serve as the security architect for multi-category secure systems responsible for the specification of security-related architectural elements of secure systems, to include identification, preparation, configuration, and testing of security-related elements of the system.





  • Designs, tests, and implements secure HPC systems, and any attendant ancillary supporting systems and networks IAW accepted and approved security standards and practices.
  • Work with the Enterprise Architect, Integration, Security, SA, and other teams to establish and meet set timelines and goals.
  • Assists in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., RMF), and makes recommendations on process tailoring.
  • Performs analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.
  • Supports the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports.
  • Periodically conducts a review of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed. 
  • May support cyber metrics development, maintenance and reporting.
  • May provide briefings to senior staff.
  • Establish and maintain a close partnership with Government leadership within the site and Security and Centers organizations related to RMF processes, approaches, best practices, and roles/responsibilities,
  • Coordinates security-related architectural elements, policies, procedures, guidelines with the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM),
  • Updates and maintains the System Security Plan (SSP)
  • Key contributor to the development of the Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Conducts periodic reviews of the SSP and any security related documentation
  • Coordinates with the security team to implement appropriate Risk Management Framework (RMF) controls on classified systems, utilizing eMASS, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and any additional requirements as leveraged by the HPC Program
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of training to ensure the systems, network and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to security policies and procedures
  • Is a core contributor to the cross-center Classified Computing Community of Practice (CCCoP)
  • Develops and presents related technical briefings, reports, articles, and presentations to the AFRL DSRC technical and security groups, and represents the AFRL DSRC at meetings on technical matters relating to classified computing and multi-category computing systems.




  • High School diploma and eighteen (18) years or more related experience; Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.
  • Must have a Top Secret Security Clearance / SSBI and the ability to obtain TS/SCI.
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification prior to start date
  • System Architecture or System Engineering experience
  • Strong communication skills to interact with customers, management personnel, and team members, including documentation and writing skills.
  • Must have an ability to present simple, easily understood solutions to executive leadership and customers where complex technical problems exist
  • A Continuous Improvement, Enterprise focused mindset (reduce complexity, maximize commonality/standardization)


  • System Integration experience

  • System Administration (RHEL) experience

  • Experience working on DoD programs in a senior security role

  • Organizational skills to prioritize work in a dynamic work environment and persistence to follow-through on tasks in the face of obstacles

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-faceted team, and leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel

  • Familiarity with DoD system security accreditation processes