Job Description :
Sr. System Architect/Engineer with project lead experience
Crownsville, MD
Long term
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Gathering requirements, planning, proposing, and executing system deployment projects to successful closure.
  • Gap assessment and analysis of security solutions and recommendation of improvement initiatives.
  • Architecture, design, implementation, maintenance, and support of security tools.
  • Architect and design with future growth in mind to ensure a balance between scalability, performance, stability, reliability, and agility.
  • Defense in-depth gap analysis and improvement recommendations of the security architecture and posture of the SOC infrastructure and environment.
  • Lead system analysis and integration efforts for SOC security tools.
  • Development and implementation of secure configurations standards of SOC tools.
  • Configuration management and control of maintenance architectural/design/functional changes to Splunk ES and Phantom.
  • Monitoring system updates and planning, reviewing, and executing patch/upgrade deployments.
  • Analyze system operational requirements and define, design, develop, and maintain/improve performance monitoring dashboards, alerts, and reports etc.
  • Operations monitoring of SOC tool to ensure proactive issue identification and resolution.
  • Provide production and infrastructure break-fix support, root cause analysis, troubleshooting, health monitoring, etc.
  • Analyze requirements, research and recommend what tools should be used to complete the Cybersecurity vision (i.e. PAM, Forensic software, DevSecOps software, Zero-Trust, etc.).
  • Perform gap analysis on existing tools and research and recommend module additions/enhancements.
  • Plan, define, and implement an effective and efficient data backup strategy.
  • Plan, define, and implement an effective and efficient data archiving strategy.
  • Defining, developing, implementing, and improving processes and procedures for to support and maintain SOC tools.
  • Education and Years of Experience:
  • At least ten (10) years of hands-on experience in LAN/Network Administration.
  • At least three (5) years of Technical Lead responsibilities on system management /deployment projects.
  • At least five (5) years of progressive experience in enterprise and security architecture, design, implementation, and support.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related scientific or technical discipline.

Required Skills:

  • Self-starter, able to gather requirements, plan, execute system deployment efforts.
  • Able to perform gap analysis and initiate and execute architectural and design improvements.
  • System architecture, engineering, or administration experience.
  • Customer-oriented with excellent issue follow-through and resolution abilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively work both autonomously as well as on a team.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and self-motivated.
  • Utilize tools and analytical skills to plan and execute technical changes.
  • Relevant industry certification.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with the following tools: Tanium, Splunk/ES/Phantom, Palo Alto Panorama, Shodan, RiskSense, Security IQ, ServiceNow, Tenable (VMS)
  • Experience architecting and multi-tier system/applications.
  • Experience analyzing and implement security architecture best practices.
  • Experience with Window, Linux, Database, and Web Apps system administration.
  • Scripting in Pearl/Python/Bash/PowerShell etc.
  • Experience in project task technical analysis, planning, and estimation.
  • Experience with technology capabilities market research, technical analysis/review, and recommendation.

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