Boundary Security Architect, Senior
Fort Meade, MD  / Annapolis Junction, MD 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description
Job Number: R0171834

Boundary Security Architect, Senior

The Opportunity:

Everyone knows security needs to be "baked in" to a system architecture, but you know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface. What if you could use your cyber engineering and architecture skills to lead the design and development of secure systems for the Department of Defense (DoD)? We're looking for a senior engineer who can create solutions for the DoD that will withstand even the most advanced cyber threats.

As a lead Boundary Security Architect at Booz Allen, you'll design and test new boundary security capabilities in a lab environment and implement newly tested boundary security capabilities into production environments. You will need to support implementation teams with remote network firewall and security appliance support. You will also need to be able to identify and support security requirements for switched and routed networks and implement network security best practice configuration and associated hardware and software. You'll discover and assess complex client enterprise network deployments. You'll apply leading-edge security principles, theories, and concepts and contribute to the development of new principles and concepts. You'll work on unusually complex problems and provide highly innovative solutions. You'll operate with substantial latitude for unreviewed action or decision and mentor or supervise employees in both firm and technical competencies.

This is a chance to lead a team to make a difference in the security of warfighter communications. You'll oversee efforts to help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices while implementing global secure communications. You'll broaden your skillset into areas like Cloud-based security, SD-WAN, and orchestration of security events while building peace of mind in a critical infrastructure. As a technical leader, you'll identify new opportunities to use cybersecurity solutions to help your customers meet their toughest challenges.

Work with us we improve warfighter communications through cyber security.

You Have:

  • 6+ years of experience with network security and the design of IT systems or networks for large commercial enterprises or government agencies
  • 3+ years of experience with firewall and enterprise security design, including device hardening, intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems, SIEM, firewalls, internet protocol security, vulnerability assessment, and intrusion detection
  • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls and Cisco or Juniper firewalls
  • Experience with Python Scripting
  • Secret clearance
  • HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience designing and implementing Cloud-native and over the top networking in AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Knowledge of DoD IT and Cloud security policies, including STIGs and DoD Cloud SRG, and how to apply them to the design and implementation of Cloud solutions
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking, prior publications, and speaking engagements in industry or vendor forums
  • Bachelor's degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us-that's why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen's culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you'll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we'll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life-at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we've compiled a list of resources so you'll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen's benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual's particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $106,200.00 to $242,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen's total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you'll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you'll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We're an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change - no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

We are proud of our diverse environment. EOE,M/F/Disability/Vet.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
6+ years
Required Security Clearance
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