ShorePoint is a cybersecurity services firm with a focus on high-profile, high-threat private and public-sector customers who demand experience and proven security models to protect their data. We are seeking a Principal Enterprise System Architect with AWS and Azure experience to collaborate with the Customer’s SE&I team to assess and develop architectures and requirements, to develop derived requirements and systems engineering artifacts, and to guide Agile scrum teams in the development of advanced cybersecurity capabilities. This role will support a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment introducing new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats. This is a unique opportunity to shape the growth, development and culture of an exciting and emerging company in the cybersecurity market.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Developing advanced, leading-edge, cloud-oriented architectures that provide new cybersecurity capabilities to a major U.S. Government customer
  • Partnering with the Chief Engineer to lead the Agile development teams in the development, integration, and testing of associated cybersecurity architectures and capabilities
  • Collaborating with Agile Scrum teams as a key contributor responsible for the system design and implementation of advanced cybersecurity capabilities
  • Interfacing directly with the Customer, stakeholders, and end-users regarding capability architectures, requirements, use cases, and stories to derive, develop and decompose next-cycle updates and specifications
  • Conducting trade studies to determine improvements to system capabilities (hardware, software, architecture, automated deployments, training)

Required Skills

  • Extensive systems engineering and architecture experience including: allocation of hardware and software requirements; architecture development; development of use cases and stories; interface definition development; and systems integration & testing.
  • Strong understanding of system architecture principles
  • Ability to lead teams on large and small scale system architecture activities
  • Strong experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform capabilities, including excellent understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework
  • Strong experience or in-depth knowledge of Microsoft’s Azure cloud services
  • Experience with virtualized cloud environments (preferably VMware VSphere)
  • Proven success working within a large, multi-disciplined, matrixed, multi-company team
  • Significant experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Experience with and excellent technical understanding of cybersecurity including attack-mitigation techniques and cybersecurity architectures
  • Experience with industry standard technology frameworks and methods
  • Experience with requirements management and tools (DOORS preferred)
  • Strong experience with Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) processes and practices, Change Management (CM) practices, requirements management, traceability, and associated tools

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) or other architecture evaluation methods
  • Experience and/or familiarity with architectural views including operational, technical standards, and system/services views and business, data, applications, and technology architectures using applicable standards (e.g., DODAF, FEAF)
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or similar framework
  • Experience and/or familiarity with software and system lifecycle methodologies, (e.g., ISO, CMMI, ITIL, Agile, SAFe)
  • DevSecOps or DevOps experience
  • Experience and/or familiarity with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and/or security and privacy controls (NIST 800-37 and NIST 800-53)
  • DHS experience

Education Requirement

  • BS Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, OR a related field
  • Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education

Years of Experience Requirement

  • 8+ years of directly relevant systems engineering and architecture experience

Certification Requirement

  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect
  • Azure Certified Architect
  • SAFe certifications (SA, SP, SSM/SASM, POPM, SPD, ASE, or SPC)
  • CISSP Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSIP-ISSAP)
  • TOGAF Architecture Certification
  • Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) or similar


  • Dulles, VA

Security Clearance

  • Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability

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