Lead Staff Engineer Systems Architect TALO028


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IC-CAP LLC is a Woman Owned / HUBZone Small Business working in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.  We are always looking for highly talented, energetic, and dynamic professionals that are interested in protecting the defense of our nation.  


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We are looking to fill this position at the following location(s):

    Herndon, VA

Job Description

Lead Staff Engineer Systems Architect:

The Systems Architect will lead the design, build, authorization, implementation, and integration of a cloud native cross domain system to transport large volumes of data in a wide array of formats from unclassified network domains to multiple classified network domains.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and supervise an engineering team to review and refine prototype designs for a Cross Domain project

  • Plan and assign software development taskings to ensure timely development all required software components for the acceptance, parsing, and validation of all requirement document types

  • Enforce full unit testing coverage for all developed software code as well as elimination of all scan-detectable code defects, bugs, code smells and code vulnerabilities by the software engineering team members

  • Work with software, security and cloud engineering teams to ensure cloud environments are planned and configured to support filtering and sanitization operations of the CN-CDSS across all domains

  • Ensure full automation of system builds and deployment across domains through appropriate DevSecOps processes making use of US government provided tools and commercially available resources

  • Oversee the System Security Engineer and System Security Officer to ensure timely development of risk management body of evidence artifacts in support of the Risk Management Framework, implementation of controls, assessment preparedness and proactive elimination of vulnerabilities that might impede final authorization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years hands-on experience designing secure systems that are interoperable across DoD and with domestic and international mission partners in accordance with the DoD Identity, Credentials, and Access Management (ICAM) Strategy.

  • Strong understanding of cloud computing concepts and fundamentals (serverless, scalability, high availability, and durability).

  • Strong familiarity with AuthZ, AuthN, and Public Key Infrastructure techniques and concepts.

  • Ability to work alongside multiple project teams to ensure consistent and uniform security implementation across both on-premise and cloud infrastructure.

  • Experience utilizing modeling languages (UML) and/or modeling software (Visio, Enterprise Architect, etc) to diagram enterprise system architecture, data flows, and networking-level system components.


  • Master’s Degree

  • Experience architecting and implementing advanced network solutions - CIDR and sub-netting (IPv4 and IPv6), VPNs, etc.

  • AWS Certified Security Specialty or AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional

  • Experience with Python, or Java

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or a related technical discipline with 14 years of directly related hands-on experience; an additional 4 years of relevant experience maybe considered in lieu of a degree requirement

  • Master’s degree with 12 years of relevant experience 

  • PhD with 9 years of experience 

Required Clearance:

  • TS/SCI

  • CI Poly is preferred but not required

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