Cyber Security Solution Architect

Full Time
Columbia, MD
Areas of Interest: Systems Security Architecture
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Jacobs is seeking a Cyber Security Solution Architect to join their team. This position will split their time between the Columbia, MD office and Reston, VA office.
Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work directly with Jacobs sales teams and Core Client Managers to define cybersecurity solutions to be offered to CIO-level customers. Tasks include:
  • Advocate Jacobs’ cybersecurity capabilities to current and prospective customers in senior-level (up to and including CIO) meetings
  • Conduct requirements-development forums with clients or other stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Create high-level designs for solutions based on customer requirements and work with Cyber Innovation Laboratory researchers and developers for the implementation of solutions
  • Write white papers, presentations, and proposals
  • Present at conferences and trade association meetings
  • Develop sales training materials
  • Assess competitive market environments
  • Contribute to creation of service and solution delivery models to include a schedule for services availability/rollout, staffing plans, and assessments of required investments with costs
  • Augment existing efforts by Jacobs Connected Enterprise (JCE) personnel to provide briefings to existing or potential clients and support JCE marketing efforts through attendance and briefings at seminars, trade events, and industry forums.
  • Work directly with Jacobs sales teams to develop compelling descriptions of cybersecurity capabilities that demonstrate value and discriminating capabilities
  • Work closely with four geographically dispersed JCE-related labs, providing input that helps guide their planning towards developing innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Supervisory Control Administration and Data Acquisition (SCADA)  and cybersecurity solutions
BS degree from an accredited college or university and fifteen (15) years related experience, or MS degree and thirteen (13) years related experience, or Ph.D. and nine (9) years of related experience.
Requires demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by prior supervisory experience.  Must be able to effectively communicate with others.
  • Working knowledge of system security design processes, defense-in-depth/breadth, engineering life cycle, information domains, cross domain solutions, identification, authentication, and authorization, system integration, risk management, intrusion detection, contingency planning, incident handling, configuration control, change management, auditing, principles of Information Assurance (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, access control), and security testing
  • Understand today’s threat landscape of network-connected systems and be able to communicate those challenges to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Must be able to effectively communicate Jacobs’ cybersecurity solutions, often with less- or non-technical audiences
  • Ability to communicate effectively with corporate executives, cyber security and industrial control teams and tailor messaging to target audiences
  • Worldwide travel up to 25%
  • CISSP certification
  • Experience proposing security solutions for real-time and/or performance-sensitive systems, especially using ICS/SCADA technologies and/or IIoT devices
  • Understand how to perform analysis of alternatives
  • Experience as a Sales Engineer
Physical Requirements:
  • Working at a computer or desk (Considerations: Sitting, Eyes, Hands)
  • May involve long periods of sitting
Work Environment:
  • An inside office environment (Considerations: Closed quarters, lighting, and temperature fluctuations)
  • Needs to be able to work well with and support co-workers and clients
  • Able to clearly communicate ideas, present, and explain technical knowledge to management and other stakeholders
  • Equipment and Machines:
  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation
  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines
  • Regular attendance is necessary and required
Other Essential Functions:
  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with clients, management and employees
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for this position and must not impose a safety risk to the employee or others
  • Must be able to support and work in a proactive team environment
  • Must hold the safety of yourself and those around you as the number one priority in the workplace
  • Completion of required certifications required within six (6) months of hire date
 Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law. To view the DOL's Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, please click here


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