SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

  • Security Architect

    Job Location US-Washington, DC
    Job Type
    Immediate Hire
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. currently has an opening for a skilled senior level Security Architect to support the Department of State (DOS). In this role you will support the Chief Information Security Officer at the Department of State to design a cybersecurity architecture and infrastructure that promotes regionalization, compartmentalization, and minimize access to the Internet through approved pathways. In addition, the candidate must implement protection services, such as authentication and authorization and predictive analytics-based services, and coordinate with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) to develop and enhance cybersecurity capabilities. The primary work location will be in Washington, DC, with occasional local travel. This position will take a defense-in-depth approach to providing security engineering, continuous monitoring, risk assessment, technical assistance, remediation and eradication, and cybersecurity training.


    A key objective in this role will be supporting the DOS as an enterprise cybersecurity lead to proactively deploy innovative practices and tools to counter the continual increase and sophistication of cyber threats. The Department requires cloud-first enterprise; intelligent, data aware, and autonomous solutions at the core of its cybersecurity strategy.


    • Support the Chief Information Security Officer to mitigate cyber risk and threats.
    • Research and evaluate alternative solutions and recommend the most cost efficient and cost-effective solutions considering requirements.
    • Provide detailed and clear documentation on all products
    • Introduce new technology to the Department of State
    • Engineer and/or architect cyber defensive capabilities to protect, detect, and respond to cyber threats and attacks using vulnerability management, database intrusion detection, and security incident event management.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in enterprise security architecture and computer network defense.
    • Must have experience working in one or more of the following IT domains (in order of preference): cybersecurity, infrastructure/cloud, software development.
    • Must be capable of providing security engineering support and research Information Assurance (IA) products and technology, test contingency and recovery plans, and evaluate changes to statutes, directives, and initiatives.
    • Coordinate with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) to ensure security compliance, and work with the other IRM operation entities to resolve security vulnerability issues and advance Department security maturation.



    • Requires a bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity and/or other related fields
    • Requires a minimum of 15 years of experience of Cybersecurity or in a related area
    • Requires thorough understanding of security controls as related to SANS: CIS critical guidelines
    • CISSP certification required
    • Active Top Secret Clearance required
    • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, problem solving, troubleshooting and documentation skills
    • Ability to work with cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic information security goals.
    • Experience with applying a structured approach and methodology to the development of an enterprise security architecture and infrastructure.
    • Must have experience working with large scale enterprise networks, preferably Cisco
    • CISM certification preferred


    SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9000:2008 certified small business headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, with local offices across the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. SkyePoint Decisions has grown into a successful federal contractor by combining industry best practices with innovative solutions that consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We understand and integrate our customer’s technology and mission requirements to successfully deliver high quality, cost effective services on time and on budget.


    SkyePoint Decisions empowers a secure dynamic workforce to complete any mission -- anytime, anywhere. It’s what we call Agency Anywhere®. SkyePoint Decisions delivers Agency Anywhere® by tightly integrating our technical competencies (cybersecurity, cloud services, remote access, collaboration, system & network optimization, device management and more) to provide our customer’s operating environments with the security, flexibility, availability, and operational continuity required to enable today’s on-the-go federal workforce to successfully and securely complete any mission – anytime, anywhere.


    SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions


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