(ISDEP 4CV) Cloud Security Engineer

Top Secret
Washington D.C.
Posted 6 days ago

(ISDEP 4CV) Cloud Security Engineer

Location:  Washington, DC

Clearance: Top Secret with SCI eligibility

# of vacancies: 1

PCI is seeking a Cloud Security Engineer to support our Department of Homeland Security operations located at Nebraska Avenue in Washington DC.


  • Provide expert advice and consultancy to DHS clients on risk assessment, incident triage, threat modeling, and security vulnerability mitigation.
  • Assess and implement information security controls and patterns that support risk assessments and the development of secure architectures.
  • Work with development and engineering teams across ISDEP to prioritize security issues identified during Security Due Diligence and Application Security Reviews.
  • Prepare security artifacts based on approved Authorization Boundary and architectures. This includes security categorization (FIPS-199) and gathering evidence for security control implementation for individual applications and data sets approved by client to migrate to Cloud services.
  • Work with Cloud Engineers to develop and update Cloud roadmap with security requirements that map security controls to future enterprise updates.
  • Lead process improvement projects by developing and implementing automation (using tools and other mechanisms) of DHS security processes with DevSecOps methodology. 


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience plus six (6) years of relevant experience
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Strong Security control assessor (SCA) and/or ISSO experience with Cloud based (AWS preferred) systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in areas such as system security, network, and/or application security experience.
  • Understanding of best practices in one or more security engineering specialties: secure development, cryptography, network security, security operations, systems security, policy, and incident response.
  • Experience with interpreting and implementing security compliance standards and guidance including Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) policies and procedures, NIST 800-53 security control framework.
  • Obtain AWS Certification for AWS Certified Security – Specialty or AWS Certified Solutions Architect within 180 days of offer start.
  • Security+ Certification
  • Preferred Qualifications (desired but not required):
    • Expertise in current Intelligence Community (IC) or DHS Cloud environments
    • Experience operating in an Agile/DevOps environment
    • CISSP or CISA   

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