Zero Trust Architect

Job Description: 

XOR Security is currently looking for an experienced Zero Trust Architect to support one of our prime contracts in Washington, D.C. to provide effective leadership and engineering guidance towards a ZTA end-state.  Tasks:

  • Lead technical working groups to assess, design, and architect roadmaps towards implementation of ZTA solutions. 
  • Provide technical recommendations for ZTA initiatives by integrating new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designing cybersecurity architectural artifacts, providing architectural analysis and evaluating existing system to future needs and trends. 
  • Create project plan, schedule, and charts to track ZTA progress. 
  • Host weekly briefing to leadership to provide status and schedule of ZTA initiatives. 
  • Attend ZTA related meetings for both VA and government wide related functions.  

Other Responsibilities:

  • Conducts software and systems engineering and software systems research to develop new capabilities, ensuring cybersecurity is fully integrated. Conducts comprehensive technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems 
  • Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information system security throughout the systems development life cycle 
  • Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software 
  • Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for application design 
  • Responsible for the full range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access 
  • Uses encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and information technology security research 
  • Designs and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks 
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints 
  • Embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integration/testing issues  
  • Has developed trusted relationships with customers 
  • May mentor and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals 
  • May serve as a team or task lead 
  • Recognized as an industry leader in Cybersecurity 

Required qualifications:  

  • BS in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or related field (8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education) 
  • Minimum 7 years of technical experience with experience architecting cybersecurity systems 
  • In-depth working knowledge of Palo Alto ZTA solutions 
  • Understanding of ZTA maturity model 
  • This position may require for requires US Citizenship 
  • Must be able to obtain a VA Public Trust 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Certifications in Zero Trust 
  • Any top/architect-level tool-specific certifications 
  • Master's Degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science or relevant STEM 

Closing Statement

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from the first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits. 

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. 

Citizenship Clearance Requirement Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP and PUBLIC TRUST CLEARANCE REQUIRED. 

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