May 31, 2024

Zero Trust Architect

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Dallas, TX, USA
Full-Time Information Technology

Job Description

9th Way Insignia

Company Introduction
9th Way Insignia is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business bringing transformative technology to our government customers so they can achieve their missions. Our specialties include cybersecurity, cloud modernization, software development, data analytics, enterprise architecture, enterprise IT, analytics and artificial intelligence. Learn more about 9th Way Insignia at

Team (Project) Introduction
9th Way Insignia is looking for a Zero Trust Architect to work with the Veterans Administration (VA) to support the governance pillar in creating, implementing, and providing support for the necessary requirements and outcomes of the Zero Trust assessments (ZTA). 9th Way Insignia will provide iterative updates for pillar use cases while accounting for a risk based and dependency-based priority of capabilities.

Professional Level Information:
The Zero Trust Architect aligns within 9th Way Insignia as a Level 4H Hybrid Manager/Lead. A Hybrid Manager at 9th Way Insignia accomplishes department objectives by managing staff and processes and evaluating department activities. Focuses on leading a team and working hands-on with projects involving technology. Hybrid Managers require skills and qualifications such as exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

Functional Job (LCAT) Information:
A Zero Trust Architect has extensive experience in the design and development of Client Server and Web Enabled Corporate applications including network topology. Must be well versed in Object Oriented tools and techniques. Must have thorough knowledge of data modeling skills using automated tools.

  • Provide technical leadership at an enterprise level to migrate legacy systems to a Zero Trust Architecture for the agency. Over 100 systems will need to be migrated to ZTA.
  • Supports ZTA management team in recommending and creating technical solutions
  • Will recommend security requirements and provide architectural direction to improve cybersecurity
  • Will work with the Agency Enterprise Architect
  • Provides system engineering and architectural design support services
  • Master of Science degree (or higher) in one of the following: computer science, electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, information technology, or cybersecurity or 8 years of additional experience
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience securing cloud-based systems
  • Knowledge of Zero Trust Architecture
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and technical skills as will be working with important stakeholders at all levels.

  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification
  • RMF, CSF, FISMA, and Fedramp
  • Familiarity with: ZTNA and SASE Framework, ICAM (OKTA), CWPP, SOC Operations, Vulnerability Threat Management, and Compliance

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $101,188 to 176,000.

9th Way Insignia's range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

This position is remote.

9th Way Insignia reserves the right to adjust work location based upon mission requirements.

Clearance, background investigation:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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.

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