Firewall Engineer / Architect Principal - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Cybersecurity Engineer / Architect to join our team to provide Security Engineering Services for corporate ITO. This is a remote position. 

This position reports to our Technical Manager and is a member of the team providing cybersecurity design, architecture, and tools management. Working with fellow team members, the Cybersecurity Engineer / Architect will be responsible for a wide variety of activities to secure, manage, and continually evolve the environment. Job responsibilities include:

  • Act as a subject matter expert for cybersecurity engineering including the development and documentation of reference architectures and technical solution designs for infrastructure services inclusive of data center and Cloud (server, storage, and networking).
  • Infrastructure management, tuning and administration of core tools including Firewall (Fortinet / NSX), Taps (IXIA), Central Management (Fortinet), ESA (Cisco).
  • Participate and support the Firewall Rule Change Board to ensure changes are managed in accordance with process, standards, and policy requirements.
  • Audit and validate compliance with approved firewall rules and security device configurations.
  • Support disaster recovery and business continuity activities.
  • Document, update and maintain policies, procedures and job aids associated with management of the environment.
  • Provide data flow design and analysis to support cybersecurity requirements and reference architecture.
  • Develop standards and baselines in accordance with best practice, compliance requirements and NIST guidance.
  • Develop reports, recurring deliverables and presentations for management and executive stakeholders.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and 9+ years related experience; OR, Master’s Degree and 7+ years of experience in a related discipline (e.g. Information Security).
  • Cyber security in data center and cloud environments.
  • Experience with network configuration and design in a cloud based environment (Azure, AWS).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with dynamic routing protocols, VRF configuration, application based firewalls.
  • Experience with deploying and troubleshooting enterprise VPN solutions (Global Protect, Forticlient).
  • Experience with enterprise architecture framework(s).
  • Experience with reporting and reporting tools.
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies:
    • Cisco ESA
    • Splunk Administration
    • VMware NSX-T Firewall
    • Fortinet Products (FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer)


  • Experience with DevOps / Agile practices
  • One or more Cloud certifications (Azure, AWS, Google)
  • Cloud certifications such as AWS, Azure or Google
  • Relevant cybersecurity certification (CISSP or CRISC preferred; alternatives include CompTIA Security+, CEH, CISA, CISM, GSLC, C-CISO, etc)
  • Networking certifications (CCNP, CCNA, PCSNE, NSE7, NSE4)
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies:
  • AlgoSec
  • Symantec Analytics
  • Gigamon / Ixia Taps

Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.