Principal Security Architect

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Job Description
BAE Systems provides engineering and technical services to a US federal government agency that in turn provides cyber infrastructure protection for U.S. Civilian Government agencies, State and Local government, and U.S. critical infrastructure. Our effort includes solution planning and engineering, defining requirements, development target architectures, interoperability and integration, system testing, verification and validation, studies and analysis, security validation, and project risk management. As part of this team, you will contribute to the engineering of current and emerging cybersecurity systems, policies, and processes to enforce standards and identify vulnerabilities and capability gaps, and reduce cybersecurity risk of our customer networks.

PRIMARY DUTIES: In this role, you will report directly to the program Lead Architect, and contribute expert analysis, advice, and planning guidance to our federal customer. You will provide and update enterprise security architectures, provide systems architecture analysis, analyze and produce security roadmaps, analyze existing systems, conduct trade studies and perform analysis of alternatives, and make recommendations. Work will regularly require you to interface directly with senior government personnel.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathema ti cs or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combina ti on of educa ti on, technical training/cer ti fica ti on, or work/military experience
  • Minimum of 10 years technical in systems engineering/architecture
  • Minimum 7 years' experience with computer network defense architectures, with an emphasis on edge-security type solu ti ons (IDPS, NGFW, WAF, Proxy, security delivery pla tf orm, CASB, and similar)
  • 3 years opera ti onal experience, either in SOC opera ti ons, or in information assurance (system authoriza ti on)
  • 3 years tangible experience with classified or law enforcement networks and opera ti ng environments
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the purpose and capabili ti es of a highly robust set of security technologies and products, par ti cularly recent development in security technology that may help large government organiza ti ons protect themselves more effec ti vely
  • Demonstrable knowledge of government security standards and policies (e.g., NIST 800-53, CNSSI-1253, and others)
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
  • Ability to obtain DHS EOD


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Knowledge of architecture frameworks such as DoDAF, FEAF
  • CISSP and related Certifications
  • Experienced in Model Based System Engineering
  • Candidates with past working experience in the role as consulting system engineer directly with government customers are preferred


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.