Cloud Security Architect

Washington, District of Columbia
Sep 09, 2023
Oct 09, 2023
Full Time
Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Evaluate technologies and determine risk of technology architecture, implementation, and suitability for the customer. This may require interaction with vendors to gather product securityfeatures, research vulnerabilities/weaknesses, and provide implementation recommendations to Senior Management.
  • Architect and design optimal security practices when developing new cloud-based systems, network and application functionality.
  • Review and document existing systems architecture and technology portfolio, with a focus on the continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for designing and implementing cloud computing solutions. This includes designing the cloud infrastructure, designing the cloud application architecture, and designing the cloud security architecture.
  • Advise and develop solutions for multi-cloud environment supporting cutting-edge missions with a preference for experience in this order: AWS, Azure, Google
  • Define migration strategies to drive digital transformation initiatives at enterprise scale.
  • Lead technical discussions with senior executives that drive decisions and implementation approaches.
  • Remain current on industry best practices and emerging technologies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of ten (10) plus of experience in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field.
  • Eight (8) plus years of experience implementing or supporting cloud-based cybersecurity.
  • Expert with cloud architectures (e.g., SaaS, PaaS), common commercial cloud systems (e.g., Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, AWS, Oracle) and cloud security solutions (e.g., Cloud Access Security Broker, Multi-factor Authentication, Zero Trust Architecture).
  • Knowledge of common cybersecurity technical controls and their application to cloud systems, such as access control, audit and accountability, configuration management, identification and authentication, system and communication protection, and system and information integrity.
  • Understanding of US Government cyber security standards and methodologies including Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
  • Knowledge of other common industry cybersecurity standards and organizational best practices.
  • Knowledge of current cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Understanding of basic information technology concepts, systems, and network architecture.
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment.
  • Achievement of CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) or comparable cloud certification is preferred.


We are seeking a Cloud Security Architect to join our team supporting our customer in Washington, DC.

TekSynap is a fast growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. "Technology moving at the speed of thought" embodies these principles - the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Additional Job Information

  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Develop Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Type of environment: Office
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday - Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Citizenship: US Citizen

Clearance requirement: N/A to start, eligible for Secret/TS


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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