Security Architect

USA, VA, McLean (8283 Greensboro Dr, Hamilton)

Booz Allen Hamilton

Using tomorrow’s technologies, Booz Allen advances the nation’s most critical civil, defense, and national security missions.

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Security Architect

Key Role:

Leverage DevSecOps, cloud services such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure, and government compliance to spearhead our security efforts. Assume responsibility for developing, implementing, and leading security measures to protect our projects and infrastructure, while also guiding and developing a team dedicated to security best practices and risk assessments, and mitigation for the health account. Collaborate with the team to establish consistent security guidelines and principles across the health account. Lead the integration of security practices across the DevSecOps lifecycle, including planning, design, implementation, testing, and deployment. Design and develop secure infrastructure solutions using Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure while optimizing for scalability, efficiency, and compliance. Ensure that all systems and procedures adhere to industry best practices and governmental regulations for security. Guide the process of certification and accreditation for systems as required by government contracts and standards. Drive the development and implementation of security architectures for the protection of sensitive data and systems. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to incorporate security considerations in the early stages of project development. Conduct security assessments and audits, provide recommendations, and oversee the implementation of security controls. Lead incident response efforts, including the investigation of security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches. Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation related to security architecture, policies, and procedures. Serve as the subject matter expert on security, advising on the latest threats, trends, and technologies. Mentor and develop a team of security professionals, setting clear objectives, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a security architect role
  • Experience working with security tools such as Splunk, Nessus, SolarWinds, and Metasploit
  • Knowledge of cloud environments and DevSecOps
  • Knowledge of Identity and Access capabilities, including Azure AD and Okta, and the underlying standards and protocols
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • HS diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with computer industry security and identity
  • Experience with government compliance, certification, and accreditation processes, ideally with specific frameworks such as FedRAMP, NIST, and DoD standards
  • Experience leading security initiatives and teams in complex project environments
  • Knowledge of Secure Development Lifecycle 
  • Knowledge of Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and their respective security tools and best practices
  • Knowledge of network architecture, data protection, and application security
  • Possession of excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • CISSP, CISM, or CEH Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $134,600.00 to $250,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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Tags: Application security Audits AWS Azure CEH CISM CISSP Clearance Cloud Compliance DevSecOps DoD FedRAMP Incident response Metasploit Nessus NIST Okta Risk assessment Security assessment Security Clearance Splunk

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Equity Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Medical leave Parental leave Wellness

Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: Architecture Jobs

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