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Cybersecurity Architect

Req #: 238179
Location: Ashburn, VA US
Job Category: Information Technology
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust

Job Description

CACI’s Business and Information Technology Solutions (BITS) Sector is looking for a Cybersecurity Architect with agile methodology experience to join our BEAGLE (Border Enforcement Applications for Government Leading-Edge Information Technology) Team supporting our Customs and Border Protection (CBP) client located in Northern Virginia!

As a member of the BEAGLE Cybersecurity Team, you will support the men and women charged with safeguarding the American people and enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity. CBP agents and officers are on the front lines, every day, protecting our national security by combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

The ideal Cybersecurity Architect will need to have a deep technical understanding of Cybersecurity practices. You will work as an integral part of a highly productive team of seasoned technical professionals who thrive on supporting our customer's mission.  You will need an in-depth knowledge of enterprise class Cybersecurity, information assurance requirements and network security and survivability requirements and capabilities.

You will also be responsible for supporting development of a spectrum of engineering artifacts that adequately, but succinctly capture system security requirements, application and network security design, and network security architecture.

The ideal candidate will have a background in cybersecurity; cyber mitigation techniques; various cybersecurity frameworks; and be comfortable working directly with multiple senior-level government sponsors.

What you’ll get to do:

Serve as a Cybersecurity Architectural Subject Matter Expert, embedded with the Agile Development team, responsible for the Information Assurance and Security of custom coded and COTS applications and databases. Responsible for activities associated with delivery of Cybersecurity technical control implementation, configuration, and architectural solutions associated with customer-defined systems/software projects; basic responsibilities include:

  • In-depth knowledge of system security engineering principles
  • Ability to apply system engineering principles to solve cybersecurity problems
  • Ability to apply system security engineering techniques to mitigate cyber vulnerabilities
  • Provide guidance on ensuring systems are designed, developed and implemented with required security features and safeguards
  • Architect & Engineer security – develop security goals, capabilities, and architecture to ensure NIST RMF compliance for applicable systems and applications
  • Design & Implement security – vulnerability management, build security into development
  • Integrate & Test Security – static and dynamic code analysis, system hardening, ensure the testing of software patches and system security settings, develop artifacts demonstrating compliance
  • Understanding of cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST cybersecurity criteria and NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Enable assurance for information security during all phases of agile software development and deployment. Coordinate with Cybersecurity ISSOs during the entire system lifecycle and assist with identifying and mitigating system and application vulnerabilities, and defining any negative security impacts
  • Provide Cybersecurity support and expertise to provide secure the SecDevOps Continuous Integration pipelines
  • Ability to design, configure, maintain, and support deployment, integration and test, and development of interconnected Enterprise systems and applications for cyber & data security and assurance for on-premise, Cloud and/or high-performance computing platforms, and supporting infrastructure including connected but not limited to PL2 and PL3 ancillary networks. Applications utilized, deployed, configured, and maintained will include, but are not limited to, NESSUS, SPLUNK, RSA Authentication Servers or equivalent/similar applications
  • Apply information security in accordance with National/DHS/CBP directives security policy
  • Work to achieve team objectives, operational plans with measurable contribution towards the achievement of results of the job function or completion of a project.
  • Execute basic Penetration Testing using tools such as Kali Linux

You’ll Bring these Qualifications:

  •  Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to pass CBP background investigation, criteria will include:
    • 3-year check for felony convictions
    • 1-year check for illegal drug use
    • 1-year check for misconduct such as theft or fraud
  • College degree (B.S., M.S.) in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or a related discipline
  • Certifications: minimum Security+ CE or equivalent, CISSP or CASP preferred
  • At least ten (10) years of experience
  • Working knowledge of and ability to assist others in the use of information security provisioning and monitoring tools to support process improvement
  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative IA principles and ideas
  • Demonstrated experience with DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) implementation and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) tool usage
  • Experience with continuous integration tools and environments
  • Acting independently to expose and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and manage risk
  • Ability to identify cyber risks and identify potential technical or procedural mitigation of the risks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Cybersecurity and enterprise Cybersecurity solutions
  • Strong knowledge of advanced cyber threats and adversary methodologies
  • Ability to develop new ideas and techniques that advance the state of the practice for cybersecurity; ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas
  • Ability to document and/or present ideas and findings such that others can easily learn from or make decisions based upon the material
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team
  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter

These Qualification Would be Nice to Have:

  • Technical Certifications, such as OCAJP; OCPJP; OCE, OCM; CSM.
  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas
  • Direct experience providing production support for applications utilizing Oracle databases; experience with Oracle tools
  • Additionally, familiarity with any of the following is highly desirable: HTML, Angular, VMware, ETL tools, ESB, message queuing, application security, automated testing, UML, VersionOne, Jira, or Sparx Enterprise Architect


What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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