This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

Solutions Architect - Cyber Security (Reston, VA) in Reston, VA at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

Job Snapshot

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
The primary responsibility of the Cyber Security Solutions Architect is to promote and develop cyber security initiatives both within your area and nationally. The Solutions Architect will work with area sales teams, pre-sales engineering, and security-focused overlay teams to identify, develop, scope, and present security assessment, security program development, risk management, and security architecture opportunities. The Solutions Architect will report to the Director of Solution Architects, while teaming with key area Pre-Sales, Sales, and Professional Services leads and individuals.
The Solutions Architect is expected to take a strong leadership role in Presidio’s general cyber security practice. The Principal will work with the Cyber Security Team to support local efforts around cyber security product sales and selections, as well as promoting security as a Presidio offering internally and externally.
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain a high level of security knowledge and understanding. Continue to be aware of security trends, practices, products, issues, and initiatives across multiple disciplines and industries. Be able to communicate these issues to technical, management, and C-level audiences clearly and concisely.
  • Maintain vendor and industry certifications as relevant to Presidio and the Cyber Security Team.
  • Understand all Cyber Security Team offerings and be able to articulate their benefits to clients.
  • Develop presentations, written documents, and white papers on security topics for external and internal consumption.
  • Differentiate Presidio as a security partner with subject matter expertise and approach. Work to develop and clearly articulate ‘why Presidio’ from a cyber security perspective, and to differentiate Presidio by subject matter expertise. Promulgate this knowledge and approach to both internal teams and external audiences.
  • Serve as cyber security Subject Matter Expert. Work with local teams to provide in-depth support for cyber security trends and products. Present to both local practice teams and customers on these trends.
  • Drive Cyber Security Team revenue, growth, and profitability. Work closely with area sales teams as a primary technical resource on cyber security opportunities.
  • Develop scopes of work, reference architectures, and level-of-effort documents for Cyber Security Team offerings. Present these offerings remotely and in person to customers and communicate their value. Assist the Account Manager and local Solutions Architect in closing these deals.
  • Effectively communicate proposed solutions, benefits, and deliverables to customers and internal teams.
  • Promote cyber security knowledge within Presidio. Work with internal teams and communicate knowledge of security practices and concerns to these groups Educate teams on key products, offerings, and technologies such as industry issues, Presidio offerings, and key technologies from our leading vendor partners.
  • Liaise between area and Cyber Security Team. Ensure that concerns and needs from the area are accurately and concisely delivered to the Director of Solution Architects.
  • Develop Cyber Security Team Products. Work with Cyber Security Consultants, peers, and the Vice-President of Cyber Security to develop new products for the team.
Required Skills
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to develop and present solutions via electronic presentation or by whiteboard
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Broad knowledge of security technologies, products, and practices
  • Deep understanding of key security technologies such as firewalls and next-generation firewalls, Intrusion prevention systems, Malware management systems, Network Admission Control, Virtual Private Networking, encryption, data leakage prevention, and similar
  • Proven ability to work with customers and internal teams on complex projects and offerings
  • Expert level experience in multiple relevant cyber security fields
  • 5 − 10 years of experience working in a Cyber Security field
  • Experience working as a consultant
  • Technical certifications in Cisco, Sourcefire, Palo Alto or other security vendors (preferred)
  • Non-vendor industry security certifications, such as a CISSP, CISA, CISM
Desired Skills
  • Penetration testing ability
  • Cyber Security Audit background
  • Experience with regulatory standards, such as PCI, HIPAA, and similar
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.
To read more about employment discrimination protections under federal law, please visit:
If you have any difficulty using our online system and need an accommodation in the job application process due to a disability, please send an email to or call 212.652.5700 for assistance.
Presidio Networked Solutions is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.  State Employment Services, please provide priority referrals to or call 212.652.5700.
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.