Washington, D.C.

Cloud Security Architect

Job Specs

Cyber Defense

Job Description:

XOR Security is currently seeking talented, Senior Security Engineers to support an Agency-level enterprise cyber program.  To support this vital mission, XOR staff are on the forefront of providing Advanced CND Operations, and Security Engineering support to include the development of advanced analytics and countermeasures to protect critical assets from hostile adversaries. To support the integrity, security, and resiliency of critical operations, we are seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds in security engineering and systems administration. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of complexities related to cloud security, Operations and Maintenance (O&M), cloud brokering, and cloud infrastructure implementation.  


Washington D.C., USA 

Skills and Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in Software Development
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent experience. 

Job Duties:

  • Serves as subject matter expert, possessing in-depth knowledge of a particular area, such as information security, cloud security, systems engineering, big data, or the various sciences related to enterprise technology.
  • Serves as subject matter expert, possessing in-depth knowledge of a particular area, such as information security, cloud security, systems engineering, big data, or the various sciences related to enterprise technology.
  • Provides technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environments, high-level functional systems
    analysis, design, integration, security, implementation advice on exceptionally complex problems that need extensive knowledge of the subject matter for effective implementation.
  • Participates as needed in all phases of system and software development with emphasis on the planning, analysis, security, testing, integration, documentation, and presentation phases.
  • Applies principles, methods and knowledge of the functional area of capability to specific task order requirements, advanced software, systems and security principles and methods to exceptionally difficult and narrowly defined technical problems in engineering and other scientific applications to arrive at automated solutions.
  • Improving a agency's overall security posture and efficiently improving mission capabilities while reducing operational costs with the adoption of cloud computing technologies will be actualized by improving processes and procedures and by establishing a flexible, scalable, and secure cloud security strategy.
  • Perform assessments of cloud-based systems in support of the ATO process.
  • Perform independent assessments of cloud computing services to determine compliance with federal security requirements established under FedRAMP.
  • Security assessments using FedRAMP test case templates for cloud computing services.
  • Automated vulnerability scans of operating systems, databases, and web interfaces.
  • Role-based security functional testing.
  • Support CFTC cloud computing initiatives by providing program and project oversight, policy and requirements development, and strategic orchestration of migration and implementation of CSO.
  • The Contractor shall actively participate in discussions to coordinate and align mission/business objectives and cloud technological capabilities to allow continued technology modernization within the CFTC.
  • Serve as the SME providing support to all stakeholders in the CSP on-boarding process in order to ensure that initial authorization decisions internal to CFTC and ongoing continuous monitoring requirements are satisfied adequately ensuring that CFTC can make informed risk-based decisions about ongoing authorization of the CSO and obtain assurance regarding the security posture of the CSO.

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from the first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP and PUBLIC TRUST CLEARANCE REQUIRED.