Governance, Risk and Compliance Security Analyst Senior Advisor, Federal

McLean, Virginia
Jan 27, 2022
Feb 25, 2022
Full Time
Are you looking to combine your passion for technology with your penchant for strategic problem solving? Appian Customer success is obsessed with great customer outcomes. We deliver mission-critical business impact fast, and are directly responsible for partnering with our customers to bring their best ideas to life. Joining the Customer Success team will provide you with the support and growth you need to strengthen and evolve your skills within the consulting field.

Appian's Customer Success organization works closely with our federal customers, advising and supporting them on how to architect and secure Appian based-solutions. To support this goal, Appian Customer Success, is looking for a Governance Risk & Compliance Security Analyst, Senior Advisor to help our federal customers establish the strategy and overarching designs for their private cloud and on-premise implementations, and to guide them through the government's IT security authorization process.

The security analyst will have experience with architecting cloud base hosting solutions for DoD and/or IC customers, using Amazon Web Services and/or Microsoft Azure. Additionally, the candidate will have the experience needed to guide the customer through the design of a government provided end-to-end managed services, including solutioning core operational and governance processes. The candidate will possess a deep understanding of NIST's Risk Management Framework (RMF), providing the government guidance across all RMF processes and support the development of System Security Packages (SSP).

To be successful in this role, you need:
  • Advise customers (DoD, Intel and FedCiv) on the design, architecture and implementation of Appian solutions on a customer's private cloud or on-premise hosting solution, and/or integrating Appian government cloud offerings with the customer's infrastructure.
  • Lead the development of documentation (e.g. SSPs and ICDs) and evidence in support of security controls review
  • Maintain expertise of relevant federal government cloud security regulations, directives and industry trends, including FedRAMP, DoD and NIST/FISMA requirements, and serve as Appian's resident expert on IL4-6 and FedRAMP High requirements.
  • Identify, define and document system security requirements and recommend solutions
  • Review results of vulnerability scans and penetration test results and identify solutions
  • Review POA&Ms and recommend measures to resolve.

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:
  • Within your first few weeks of joining us, you will attend new hire orientation along with our 20-day CS Academy and CS Agile methodology bootcamps to ensure you are set up for success
  • Access to over 1,000+ Udemy course, along with dedicated learning time to focus on areas you specifically would like to focus on as a cloud systems administrator
  • An agile-led work environment where you will be challenged and your ideas will be heard

Basic qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in any Engineering discipline, Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, or similar work
  • Experience with the FISMA RMF processes including Impact Level 4 to 6 requirements, FedRAMP and DoD CSO
  • Current or ability to immediately achieve a Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) or equivalent CISSP, SSCP, CCSP, CAP, CSSLP or HCISPP certification
  • US Citizenship - candidates being considered for a Public Sector roles must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain a minimum of a Secret Security Clearance though not required for all customer engagements.

About Us:

Appian helps organizations build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. Combining people, technologies, and data in a single workflow, Appian can help companies maximize their resources and improve business results. Many of the world's largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk management and compliance. Our employees create opportunities to drive hands-on impact both with our customers and throughout the organization, which creates an environment where meaningful work is met with career growth and opportunity. As a result, we are proud to have been recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace for seven consecutive years. Simply put, we are changing the way businesses operate and our employees are to thank for Appian's success.

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination .

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