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Zero Trust SME

Springfield, VA
Location and schedule: This is a hybrid position and this candidate will be expected to be in the Springfield, VA office 3 days/week. 
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in enterprise security architecture, computer network defense and Zero-Trust implementation strategies
  • Develop and maintain a complete understanding of the department’s technology and information systems and support the Enterprise-Chief Information Security Officer (E-CISO) to mitigate cyber risk and threats
  • Offer insight, recommendations, and support in the designing, building, and implementation of enterprise-class security system
  • Research and evaluate alternative solutions and recommend the most cost efficient and cost-effective solutions considering requirements
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Will be expected to schedule, host, and support Zero Trust Network Pillar discovery sessions with system owners, project managers, and product stakeholders.
  • Will produce meeting notes complete with action items and recommendations reflecting where/how to provide zero trust improvements.
  • Create or update Zero Trust documents and presentations.
  • Draft or support the drafting of recommended policy, processes, or working instructions.
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in IT with a preference in Cybersecurity and/or other related fields
  • Requires a minimum of 10 years of experience of Cybersecurity
  • Active Secret Clearance required
  • Must be able to work a hybrid schedule in Springfield, VA.
  • A firm understanding of Zero Trust network concepts and capabilities
  • Understanding of the CISA Zero Trust Maturity Model
  • Strong understanding of Networking concepts, capabilities, and vendor products including (but not limited to) Cisco, Palo Alto, RedSeal, VMware
  • Strong understanding of cloud-based security concepts
  • Able to clearly articulate concepts, observations, and recommendations
  • Able to proactively engage with C-suite level customers and stakeholders
  • Understanding of various vendor capabilities that are used to support the following CISA Maturity Model network concepts:
      • Network Segmentation
      • Network Traffic Management
      • Traffic Encryption
      • Network Resilience
      • Visibility and Analytics
      • Automation and Orchestration
      • Governance
  • Candidates should have a strong attention to detail, organizational skills, problem solving, troubleshooting and documentation skills
  • Candidate will be expected to work with cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic information security goals
  • Experience with applying a structured approach and methodology to the development of an enterprise security architecture and infrastructure
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The preferred candidate will have an active CISM and/or CISSP certification and some level of project management understanding
  • The preferred candidate will have current or recent experience working as a technical consultant providing value added deliverables supporting CISO organizations (or organizations that must oversee other implementation teams)


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