FedRAMP / Cloud Engineer / Architect

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-Remote / Telework
Job ID 2022-4193
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking two FedRAMP Engineers / Architects to join our rapidly growing team to will provide technical expertise on Security control implementations and development of Information Security procedures for systems and applications. The selected candidates will play a key role in a fast paced FedRAMP team to provide comprehensive program, analytical, technical, and advisory skills to the client and supported Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).  Candidates will be required to perform pre-assessment activities including a detailed analysis of the technology stacks comprising the vendor solutions. These positions requires an advanced understanding of how to engineer compliant architectures and solutions.  You will be part of a team working to assess vendor systems for technical compliance with NIST, FedRAMP and agency standards.

 

Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients specializing in Cloud Security, Security Engineering, and Federal GRC. This is your chance to work with a wide range of Security technologies leading the architecture and engineering of a large program. You'll find Valiant to be a supportive company that will back you with training and certifications, and you'll find plenty of challenges with our forward-looking client. Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing small business that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row! A highlight of our benefits is included below the job description.

 

This position allows for a 60% - 80% telecommute if located in the Washington DC, Fort Worth TX, Denver CO or Kansas City MO areas.  100% remote is acceptable for candidates that live outside of the above listed regions. Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention and availability to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during core business hours that align with those of their coworkers and Valiant's clients.  Additionally,  in alignment to the Office of the Inspector General’s effort to eliminate conflicting employment all Valiant employees are required to disclose any current or future outside employment engagements. During onboarding and throughout employment, employees must disclose any current activities or intent to engage in outside employment or other professional activities and obtain written approval.  Employees may not solicit or conduct any outside business during core business hours for Valiant Solutions and our clients.

  

Job Description: 

  • Perform detailed architecture and technical design reviews on the full stack for vendor solutions
  • Conduct architecture reviews of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) authorization packages to validate secure design, alignment to FedRAMP and agency requirements, identify gaps, and advise FedRAMP Government Lead overall risk posture and compliance. 
  • Lead and conduct architecture interviews with CSPs to ensure all critical control areas throughout the architecture are designed to meet program requirements.
  • Develop architecture briefing documents to inform the Government FedRAMP program manager and CISO of CSP compliance with FedRAMP program requirements, technical capabilities, and any concerns noted from material review.    
  • Complete comprehensive review and comment documents of CSPs FedRAMP documentation including but not limited to system security plans, policies and procedures, supplemental agency guidance documents, alternative implementation and risk acceptance documents, etc.  Work with CSPs to reconcile and address any documentation and technology gaps discovered during review.   
  • Complete comprehensive review of CSPs assessment and package submissions after 3PAO audits and prepare a package briefing for the Government FedRAMP program manager and agency CISO.  Artifacts include but are not limited to vendor security assessment plans, security assessment reports, vulnerability scans, penetration tests, etc.  
  • Work alongside agency FedRAMP Lead and provide security engineering services.
  • Provide support for Continuous Monitoring activities including but not limited to items such as reviewing annual package submissions, reviewing and scoping significant change proposals, reviewing risk acceptance documents, etc.
  • Interpret FedRAMP and other agency requirements and provide vendors with guidance regarding expectations, technical requirements, and process.
  • Stay informed of updated FedRAMP guidance, industry best practices, emerging technologies, and Government cybersecurity directives and provide recommendations to FedRAMP Government lead regarding impacts.
  • Conduct security reviews of technologies for use base consideration within CSPs authorization boundary.  
  • Oversee and manage relationships for assigned systems that may be contractor owned and contractor operated, ensuring vendors comply with agency security and privacy requirements.
  • Assist stakeholders with IT security related activities to ensure project deadlines are met. 
  • Ensure all systems are operated, maintained and disposed of IAW documented security policies and procedures including but not limited to Assessment & Authorization (A&A). 
  • Research assigned IT security systems to provide insight on IT security architectures and IT security recommendations for assigned systems.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Security+, CISSP, CISM, CISA, or equivalent Security certification.
  • Direct experience performing analysis on FedRAMP CSP architectures and control implementations (ie. 3PAO, FedRAMP program at another agency, etc)
  • Confidence and depth of understanding to lead meetings with potential Vendors
  • Experience in reviewing 3rd party security assessment reports
  • Have detailed knowledge and experience with  NIST Policies, Governance, Security Planning and Architecture, FISMA Compliance, RMF, Incident Analysis, and General Security Best Practices. 
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills to support customers, internal stakeholders, peers, and public audiences.
  • Ability to communicate, both written and orally, to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.                          
  • Strong communications skills to interact with senior managers, junior staff, and business unit (non-technical) customers.  

 

Required Experience and Education: 

  • Six (6) years of experience in the IT Security field
  • Two (2) years experience supporting FedRAMP 
  • Four (4) years of hands on technical experience as a System Architect or Security Engineer
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or an additional two years of industry experience.

 

About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.

 

Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

Wellness & Fitness Program

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.

 

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.

 

Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

 

Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.

 

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