SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

SANS CIS Architect

Job Location US-VA-Springfield
Job Type
Immediate Hire
Information Technology


SkyePoint Decisions is a leading Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering, Critical Infrastructure and Operations, and Applications Development and Maintenance IT service provider headquartered in Dulles, Virginia with operations across the U.S. We provide innovative enterprise-wide solutions as well as targeted services addressing the complex challenges faced by our federal government clients. Our focus is on enabling our clients to deliver their mission most efficiently and effectively – anytime, anywhere, securely. We combine technical expertise, mission awareness, and an empowered workforce to produce meaningful results.



This is a contingent position based upon customer approval.

As a SkyePoint employee you will be given the opportunity to support some of our nation’s most critical information systems by utilizing not only your existing cybersecurity skills and talents, but those that you will learn in your new role. In your new role as a cyber security professional, you will protect our customer’s most sensitive data and complex systems from all forms of threats including cyber-attacks, insider threats, rogue network devices, and malicious software and applications. You will work with a team of like-minded professionals to share and collaborate upon your ideas to improve the cybersecurity infrastructure, architecture, and configuration deployments. Your ideas and contributions will matter.


What can you achieve and how you will make a difference – 


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.



The Talent You Bring with these Qualifications 


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
  • Active 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 and/or CISSP certification preferred

Applicants selected for this position will require an active Secret clearance, and background screening. Applicants selected for a security clearance will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirement for access to classified information.


What We Can Offer You - 

  • Great Benefits: >70%-80% of medical premiums cost share paid by SkyePoint, several insurance options including HMO and High Deductible plans with Health Savings Accounts [HSAs], Flex Spending Accounts [FSAs], Full Dental Plans, ST/LT Disability, Life Insurance, floating federal holiday options, and 401k matched
  • Certification Incentive Program

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  • Paid Referral Program 

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  • Corporate Sponsored Community Engagement (Giving Back) events every quarter
  • SkyePoint DoD SkillBridge Industry Partner Fellowship Program


  • SkyePoint Professional Growth Programs (Internal Training and Mentoring)
  • SkyePoint Azure Development Environment available to all Developers and technical staff to develop solutions for customers and/or to create innovation to win new business 


  • SkyePoint Professional Sports Ticket Perks, Quarterly Employee Morale Lunches, and Semi-Annual team-building events
  • Flexible Work Environment

SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified small business and appraised at CMMI Level 3 (with SAM) for Services. We possess a common vision of excellence and foster a collaborative team culture built upon individual performance and accountability. We invest in our people and systems to create value for our clients. It is the SkyePoint Way. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with exceptional people and give back to the communities we serve. Our employees value the flexibility at SkyePoint that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

As a federal contractor, SkyePoint is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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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