Pyramid Systems, Inc.

Cloud Security Architect

Posted Date 4 days ago(4/2/2020 10:07 AM)
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About Pyramid: For the past 20 years, Pyramid Systems has been successfully delivering Modernization, DevSecOps, Cloud, and Analytics digital services to federal agencies. We recently achieved the 2019 Great Place to Work certification and we are consistently recognized for our culture of putting our customers and employees at the forefront of our corporate agenda.


What Pyramid Offers: Our people and culture are our most important and unique assets, so everyone is treated like a professional and we invest heavily in our work-life environment. We offer competitive compensation, a generous benefits package, a robust performance-based rewards program, and a plethora of fun social activities. Our team is hardworking, collaborative, passionate, caring, authentic, results-focused, and forward-thinking. We care deeply about our clients' missions and about the success of the solutions we deliver.



Pyramid is actively looking for a hands-on Cloud Security Architect or senior engineer to support a large-scale modernization initiative to help design and implement required security controls and operationalize security processes in an AWS Cloud infrastructure. This person must have an analytical mind and a detailed understanding of federal government security trends and cybersecurity methodologies.


  • Design and implement the security architecture for applications deployed to AWS
  • Review security architecture for compliance and ensure required security controls are fully addressed
  • Support NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) process including the development of required security documentation
  • Support Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) process and diligently work towards securing Authority to Operate (ATOs)
  • Support security testing and vulnerability scans and track issues and Plan of Actions and Milestones (POAMs)
  • Interface with cloud and development engineers to ensure proper application of security best practices
  • Proactively implement mechanisms and controls to improve overall security posture
  • Perform corporate duties such as solution/proposal development and support recruiting efforts


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in information technology, cybersecurity, computer science, or software engineering
  • 12+ years of overall experience
  • At least 6 years of experience in information technology security, with a record of successful delivery of IT security assessment and deliverables
  • Prior experience developing Security Plans, Contingency Plans and similar documentation as an individual/team leader and technical contributor
  • Prior experience working as a technical lead communicating and collaborating with federal clients
  • Strong understanding of FISMA, NIST RMF, NIST SP 800-53A Rev4 and related
  • Hands-on experience supporting security configuration, assessment and accreditation of applications in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience in a hands-on role supporting technical security and compliance efforts including technical scan, audits and similar
  • Provide innovative solution-oriented leadership for security solutions across various software applications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


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


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