Pyramid Systems, Inc.

  • Cybersecurity Architect

    Job Locations US-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 2 days ago(2/20/2020 11:06 AM)
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  • Overview

     The role of a Cybersecurity Architect is to provide leadership and initiative necessary to implement Cybersecurity best practices at our company and at federal agencies. This person must have an analytical mind and a detailed understanding of cybersecurity methodologies. The Cybersecurity Architect is expected to have strong attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines.


    • Lead operational & cybersecurity strategy development
    • Provide SME-level guidance and direction on best practices for the protection of information
    • Maintain updated knowledge of best practices in Cybersecurity Operations and Incident Response processes to identify and recommend new technologies and/or processes with the potential to enhance operations
    • Utilize industry recognized frameworks such as NIST 800-61 to perform and document work activities
    • Implement Risk Management Framework processes resulting in Authority to Operate (ATO) awards
    • Perform NIST – based A&A activities using NIST 800-53 process for assessing federal agency IT systems
    • Support cybersecurity threat detection and incident response operations activities
    • Communicate deep technical security threat & operations awareness to government clients and project teams
    • Plan, implement, manage, monitor and upgrade security measures for the protection of the organizations data, systems and networks
    • Respond to all system and/or network security breaches
    • Ensuring that the organization's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls
    • Testing and identifying network and system vulnerabilities
    • Perform information system hardening, configuration and remediation activities in accordance with DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) across multiple OS platforms
    • Establish Standard Operating Procedures in compliance with enterprise Information Security Policies
    • Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external web integrity scans to determine compliance
    • Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results
    • Perform corporate duties such as solution/proposal development and support recruiting efforts


    • Understanding of DoDIN, DISA Information Assurance Guidance, and FEDRAMP Cloud Computing.
    • Experience planning, developing, implementing, tracking, and maintaining cybersecurity metrics and POAMs
    • Demonstrated experience with all RMF phases, including managing the ATO and A&A processes
    • Demonstrated experience with Secure Operation Centers and NIST Risk Management SP 800-series and MITRE ATT&CK Frameworks
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong attention to detail with an analytical mind and outstanding problem-solving skills
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 8+ years of experience as a lead in an Information Assurance and/or cybersecurity role
    • At least one professional security certifications, such as CEH, CFR, CSA+, GCIA, GCIH, GICSP, SCYBER required
    • Preferred Certifications: CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, CPISI, CompTIA Security +


    Pyramid is proud to be an equal and diverse Employer. EEO/AAP/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.


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