• Security Architect III

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/30/2018 10:11 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Security Architect III within our Information Technology team.  Reporting to the Director of IT Security you will:

    • plan and design information security architecture and solutions through the evaluation of network, system, application, and information security technologies.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.


    Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Security Architect III will development of information security requirements for applications, operating systems, protection of data.  Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Develop and implement the USAC information security architecture using formal NIST risk management methodologies.
    • Develop information security architecture to enforce security requirements and address identified risks.
    • Work with other business teams to ensure design achieves both business and information security requirements.
    • Evaluate new and existing applications for security compliance and provide recommendations to improve USAC’s security posture.
    • Perform system application and software reviews for security initiative gap assessments.
    • Provide information security support for USAC project development and existing USAC applications.
    • Validate remediation efforts of findings related to vulnerability and system configurations.
    • Respond to day-to-day IT operations and internal requirements requiring security support.
    • Create process improvement by identifying inefficiencies and solutions for process improvements;
    • Work with the USAC IT Security team on placement and configuration of key monitoring and prevention tools.
    • Define desired state for people, process, and technology solutions that are to be utilized to support other IT efforts.
    • Other specific duties as assigned.

    About You


    The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Information Technology Division.

    • You have a Bachelors Degree (preferably a Masters Degree) or equivalent experience
    • You have a CISSP, CISM and/or CISA certification.
    • You have 5 -7 years of experience performing duties similar to those listed above.
    • You have 5 or more years of experience with IT network security knowledge and implementation experience (e.g. firewalls, TCP/IP, secure topologies/architectures, SIEM Tools, intrusion detection and analysis, Microsoft and UNIX OS security, vulnerability assessments.
    • You have 5 or more years of experience DevSecOps methodologies and tools, malware, emerging threats, attacks, and vulnerability management.
    • You have 5 or more years of strong deductive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, prioritization skills and the ability to present complex topics to technical/non-technical stakeholders.
    • You have 4 or more years of written and verbal communication and organizational skills
    • You are a strong team player who collaborates well with others to solve problems
    • You have 4 or more years of MS Office Professional tools suite experience, IT Security Incident/Forensics and System Baseline configurations

    The following skills are desired:

    • You have a certification in Cloud Security, Application Security or equivalent.
    • You have Some network security experience.
    • You have practical application/software security experience (OWASP Top 10).
    • You understand Wireless Network Architecture and Security Testing.
    • You are familiar with Federal Security Regulations, Guidelines, and Trends (e.g. OMB Circular A-130, NIST Guidelines).
    • You have some Security Information/Event Manager configuration and tools experience (Splunk, FireEye) Anti-Malware tools.


    About USAC

    Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.


    The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.


    USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.


    Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.


    Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we- are/default.aspx


    USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.


    USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.


    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.


    USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.


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