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Principal Security Architect (Fulton, MD or Remote) in Fulton, MD at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/4/2018

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Job Description

At Presidio, we think, architect, implement and support the practical reality of IT every day.  We bring together the best minds in the industry to deliver IT excellence and support the answers to our clients’ IT challenges.  As one of the largest IT-as-a-Service solution providers in the U.S., we combine experience and stability with regional expertise and the unique ability to cover local and global business needs. For more information about Presidio visit our website at
A Principal Security Architect helps Presidio customers develop actionable security blueprints, principles, models, designs, standards and guidelines to ensure their information security technology architecture is consistent, usable, secure and adds value to the business.
Candidates must have a solid understanding of network and security design principles based on industry best practices.
Candidates will need to demonstrate a high level of design expertise, be highly motivated about learning new technologies, be able to effectively communicate with customers (both verbally and in writing), ensure superior customer service, and maintain strong customer relationships. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead engagements to help Presidio’s customers to assess business goals, IT ongoing initiatives, and the associated security strategy.
  • Develop strategic and tactical recommendations to customers leveraging industry experience and security frameworks.
  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring others
  • Ability to work under pressure. Maintains composure and professionalism in an interrupt-driven environment
  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities/tasks
  • Must be flexible and embrace change
Required Soft Skills
  • Individual with strong technical and leadership skills, that will provide insight to current security initiatives and industry knowledge to drive effective and tailored recommendation to customers.
  • Ability and initiative to work collaboratively or independently as a given situation dictates
  • Demonstrated passion for technology, solution design, and self-study
  • Comfort with leading group presentations, solution demonstrations, and whiteboard sessions 
  • Strong technical expertise, communication, and documentation skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
Required Skills
Potential candidates must possess experience and demonstrated expertise in at least one or more of the following areas:
  • In-depth architectural and technical knowledge for the following technologies:
    • Network Infrastructure (Routers/Switches/Load Balancers, etc.)
    • Security Controls (Firewalls, NAC, IPS/IDS, Endpoint, Content Filter, VPN, SIEM, etc.)
    • Virtualization Platforms (VMware, Hyper-V, etc.) (preferred)
    • Cloud (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) (AWS, Azure, etc.) (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Security Testing and Audit Platforms (Nessus, NMAP, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of host/network common vulnerabilities and exploits (CVEs, IAVAs, etc.), hacker methodologies and tactics, and the tools used.
  • Demonstrated effective decision-making skills related to implementing architecture and design
  • Working Knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite, TCP/IP headers and packets, the OSI model, and commonly used TCP/UDP ports and associated services.
  • Solid experience with Windows, Linux, Red Hat, etc. hosts, operating systems, and applications.
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum 6 to 10 years of experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Cisco® CCNP/CCIE certificate or equivalent experience
  • Relevant Security Industry Certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH,etc.)
  • Experience with security solutions that align with customer’s compliance requirements and industry standards like PCI, HIPAA, ISO 27001, NIST, CSF, ITIL, COBIT, Sarbanes Oxley, CIS Controls, etc.
  • Strong industry knowledge and expertise in building comprehensive solutions.
  • Solid documentation experience with Microsoft® Visio, Word, and Excel
  • Ambitious and goal-oriented, with initiative to work until job is complete
  • Experience with project deliverables from a VAR/Integrator experience is a plus
  • Prior experience working closely with customers and collaborating with IT staff
  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent experience or military experience
RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE, we have a strict PSL in place and we will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through the Presidio portal. 
Candidate Resumes/CV's not submitted through our portal or submitted directly through to managers or HR will be considered unsolicited and will be treated as gifts and no fee will be payable. 
We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 
Presidio Networked Solutions LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
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