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Security Architect

Category: Cyber Security

City: Fairfax, Virginia, US United States

Position ID: J0122-1452

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI Federal (CGIF) has an exciting opportunity for a Security Architect in our Cybersecurity Solutions and Services Practice. In this role, you will be a Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing security architecture support and interfacing with CGIF Business Units (BUs) and CGIF clients. This support includes, but is not limited to cybersecurity solutions, business development support, creating presentations and presenting at client engagement meetings, and providing technical strategy for solutions, guidance, policy and implementations. The successful candidate for this position is a highly motivated individual, with a strong IT security background who excels integrating, operating and deploying security technology and solutions including interacting with clients. The successful candidate is a self-starter who works effectively highly dynamic environment.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

-Possess, leads and applies knowledge of the development of a security solutions and architectures for clients.

  • Evaluate information assurance/security standards and procedures.

  • Develop architectures, strategies, strategic plans, roadmaps and technical standards.

  • Plans the design, coordination, development, implementation and evaluation of security programs for an organization.

  • Design and development of enterprise security architectures for clients.

  • Develop security architectures and designs using existing and emerging technologies to achieve enterprise solutions.

  • Function as a technical expert for general information assurance-related technical problems and provides basic engineering and technical support in solving these problems.

  • Recommend information assurance/security solutions to support customers’ requirements.

  • Establish and satisfy information assurance security requirements based upon the analysis and working knowledge of security models and methods for integrating security for the solution.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

-Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 15- years of related experience. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.

  • Extensive experience in design and development of enterprise security architectures. Experience must include a wide range of work in creating diagrams and documentation with all components that comprise IT systems including network topology.

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in security architecture design, enterprise architecture (FEA, DoDAF, TOGAF).

  • Ability to analyze and research complex problems, and processes relating to the subject matter

-Experience providing technical and strategic advice to senior federal agency leadership, to include overall technical strategy for guidance, policy and implementation.

  • Very experienced in using professional concepts to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

  • Skilled in the ability to interpret business issues and recommend best practices of security architectures.

  • Skilled in the ability to works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

  • Exercises good judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Current Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is desired.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is desired.

  • ITIL V3 Foundation is desired.

  • Understanding of federal cybersecurity guidance such as FISMA NIST SP 800-37 - Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: a Security Life Cycle Approach and NIST 800-137 - Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.

  • Previous experience developing comprehensive cybersecurity strategies for government clients.

  • Previous experience developing architectures, strategies, strategic plans, roadmaps and technical standards for the federal IT enterprise environment.

  • Previous experience interfacing and presenting to C-level government officials (i.e. CIO, CISO).

  • Demonstrated experience in security architectures and the delivery of IT security design using existing and emerging technologies to achieve enterprise solutions.


As a Federal Contractor, all members of CGI Federal, regardless of role or work location are required to be fully vaccinated effective January 18th, 2022, under the current policy, and be willing to provide proof of status, with the exception of those with approved medical or religious accommodations.

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