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Security Architect

Westminster, CO 80234

Posted: 10/18/2018 Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Job Category: Software Job Number: 9798 Pay Range: DOE

Edgelink is seeking a Security Architect with an active TS/SCI (or ability to re-activate)  who provides security, technical leadership and execution ownership throughout an initiative with a DoD security clearance. This position can be a contract, contract to hire or permanent role. This role is responsible for:

  • Managing the development, documentation, implementation, and communication of customer-facing and enterprise-wide information security strategies, practices and policies.

  • Lead and/or manage multi-disciplinary team reviews of existing architecture, identify security architecture and design gaps, and recommend and drive required security enhancements.

  • Lead and/or manage multi-disciplinary team reviews of new products, business applications, and/or vendors to identify security design gaps to evaluate appropriate security capabilities, assessing their risk and their value in support of a customer-facing program, corporate goals and overall security strategy.

  • Conduct individual, independent security reviews of vendor proposals, review security architectures and recommend modifications to the information security operation to evaluate risk reduce costs or improve service.

  • Serve as information security subject matter expert, trusted advisor/inside information security consultant; provide advisory and consulting services as needed to various department and project teams.

  • Meet with project teams and other system architects to develop system designs and project plans that include the appropriate security controls and meet security standards.

  • Understand current as well as emerging security threats and design security architecture to mitigate threats where possible.

  • Manage multi-disciplinary incident response team in response to current or potential threats, incidents.

  • Lead and/or participate in security risk assessments using a NIST and RMF based risk methodology; Maintain a thorough understanding of NIST 800-53 controls, and determine which controls are applicable to the system applications, as well as document implementation in Security Controls Tractability Matrix (SCTM).

  • Prepare specific security status reports by developing, collecting, analyzing, and summarizing security related data and trends.

  • Present specific security status reports to various levels of management, including Senior Management Team.

  • Identify and develop regular and emergency security-related communications as needed.

  • Actively promote security and risk related campaigns for information security awareness among all staff.


 Basic Qualifications:
  • 5-7+ years of Information Security experience is required.
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, 
  • TS/SCI Security Clearance required (active or ability to be reactivated)
  • Experience in a Security Analyst, Security Engineer or Security Architect role is required.
  • Experience in business/industry (beyond IT).
  • Experience with ICD 503.
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders desired.
  • Previous experience working as a security professional in a Secret or TS/SCI environment.
  • Must have a strong understanding of network architecture, firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, web filtering, audit and log management, physical security control systems, real-time systems, and common operating systems.
  • Must have a strong knowledge cyber security theory and practice as promoted by numerous security standards and certification entities.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certifications: CISSP, CEH
  • Experience in a converged cyber and Physical Security department desired.
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders desired.
  • Background in GIS, manufacturing, spacecraft command and control, ground systems infrastructure, or analytics are a plus.
  • Familiarity conducting vulnerability scans.


We offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off. 
TS/SCI, ICD 503, network, firewall, agile

Kashie Suiter
Senior Technical Recruiter

Kashie is a Senior Technical Recruiter with the Contract Services Team. She was born and raised in Indiana and relocated with her little family to Lakewood, Colorado, for the mountains. Kashie loves adventure and used to travel three to four hours each weekend to find some elevation. Now, she only has to drive 10 minutes.

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