Hamdan Resources

Security Architect

Washington, DC - Full Time

Security Architect

Washington, DC​

​Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a Public Trust


Our client has a requirement for a Security Architect for a government contract. This position will develop and implement information security architecture and technology solutions to address the current and emerging information security and compliance requirements of the organization.

The Key Responsibilities of The Role Are as Follows:

  • Reviews existing security architecture, identifies design gaps, and recommends security enhancements.
  • Stays abreast of current and emerging security threats and designs security architecture to mitigate them.
  • Stays abreast of emerging security technologies and integrates them into security architecture as needed.
  • Ensures alignment between security architecture frameworks and standards and overall business strategy.
  • Serves as an information security expert and trusted advisor to partners in IT and the business.
  • Achieves security architecture compliance on requirements, including but not limited to: Sarbanes-Oxley, payment card industry standards, HIPAA/HITECH, global data privacy requirements, FISMA and other state and federal IT security regulations.
  • Leads the development of plans of actions and milestones (POAMs) to address system weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
  • Leads the development and maintenance of system security documentation.
  • Leads the development, maintenance, and execution of a continuous monitoring strategy to ensure situational awareness of the security posture and risk exposure of the system on an ongoing basis
  • Advises the information system owner and authorizing official of information security risks and mitigation strategies
  • Acts as the primary POC for information security audits and assessments
  • Leads the development, updates and maintenance of system and application security controls and documentation for the public facing websites


  • Familiar with NIST Security Assessment Processes, like Certification and Accreditation.
  • Candidates will be evaluated based on their ability to perform the duties listed above while demonstrating the skills and competencies necessary to be highly-effective in the role. These skills and competencies include:
  • An understanding of the impact of emerging business and end-user technologies have on information security requirements and architecture.
  • An understanding of business needs and commitment to delivering high-quality, prompt, and efficient service to the business.
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in existing security and IT systems and an ability to keep pace with changing security and IT technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on the ability to effectively influence others.
  • A team-focused mentality with the proven ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • An ability to communicate complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, in an easily-understood, authoritative, and actionable manner


  • Candidates will be evaluated primarily upon their ability to demonstrate the competencies required to be successful in the role, as described above. For reference, the typical work experience and educational background of candidates in this role are as follows:
  • BS or MA in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field (e.g., IT Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, etc.)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
  • 5+ years of experience in information security, especially in a security architect role
  • 5+ years of experience with regulatory compliance and information security management frameworks (e.g., IS027000, COBIT, NIST 800, FISMA, etc.)


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