Design Architect - Cyber Security

Reston, VA
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 12, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

A Sparks Group Partner is seeking a Design Architect with an excellent understanding of the security industry. This person identifies as a subject matter expert architecting cybersecurity solutions. This position is 100% remote with some travel throughout the DMV area. If you are interested in learning more about Sparks Group and the opportunity, please submit your resume today.


  • Architect/design cybersecurity systems and solutions addressing networking, computing, and software environments
  • Identify/implement appropriate cybersecurity functionality (understanding of frameworks, documentation requirements, security tools, policies, and processes) to protect sensitive information and monitor technology around the infrastructure and systems hosting the environments
  • Act as a Security SME for the Sales team, advising clients on applicable security solutions technology, practices, and managed services
  • Create SOWs and RFP responses that align with the customer's security objectives and requirements
  • Advise on the development of cybersecurity architecture designs to optimize effectiveness across all aspects of cybersecurity
  • Perform/review technical security assessments of computing environments and recommend strategies

Qualifications/Background Profile:

  • 7-10 years of architecture experience
  • Knowledge of security industry and trends such as: Zero Trust Architecture (including various models (CISA, DISA, GSA, etc.) the pillars and outcomes), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secures Access Services Edge (SASE), etc.
  • Thorough understanding of vendor portfolios and their alignment to security frameworks, architectures, and mission outcomes (e.g., Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft, Z-Scaler, etc.)
  • Basic Python scripting experience
  • Work Status: due to government requirement, only US Citizens will be considered for this role
  • Clearance Type: Clearable, prefer an active Secret or Top Secret ClearanceCOVID-19 vaccine: must be fully vaccinated prior to starting assignment


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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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