• Subject Matter Expert III - CDM Architect & Technical Manager

    Job Location
    # of Openings
    Security Clearance
    Active Top Secret
    Percentage of Travel Required
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Utilize technical expertise, guidance, and advice to assist in its approach for implementing CDM phase 3. Lead the planning for provisioning, configuring, operating, testing, and managing CDM tools, sensors, Agency-level dashboards, and data feeds as well as support for the Agency’s broader CDM Program’s governance activities. 


    • Coordinate of agency CDM programmatic and technical activities
    • Review of provisioned CDM products and services
    • Verify and validate CDM gap analysis, operational plans, design diagrams, deployment strategies, and process and procedure documentation
    • Provide configuration and maintenance support for CDM and SecOps tools, example security operations vendors include:
      • CyberArk
      • Splunk
      • FireEye
      • McAfee
      • Palo Alto
      • SailPoint
      • Tenable
    • Align architectures to the customer’s strategic goals/objectives (roadmaps, mission capabilities)
    • Build and maintain influential relationships with the client and the client’s key personnel
    • Serve as the Advisor to our client (s) and is involved in every aspect of strategic planning efforts, new Agency efforts, system assessments, resource modeling, project schedule development, reporting, etc.
    • Provide engineering recommendations based on cyber security needs analysis
    • Communicate architecture baselines and demonstrating value to customers not versed in architecture principles; supporting review boards by evaluating artifacts for Program compliance
    • Develop and implement a strategy for continuous monitoring of client supported systems, e.g., establishing system audit trails and ensuring their review by the Agency’s SOC, reporting all identified security findings and initiating the periodic review of security controls, leveraging continuous monitoring/CDM tools, etc.
    • Support risk assessment and evaluation activities throughout the Agency’s system's lifecycle
    • Ensure compliance with annual FISMA deliverables and reporting
    • Conduct research on new technology and identify security vulnerabilities
    • Identify system-of-system architectural needs by drilling through all layers of embedded security within the given WAN / LAN architecture
    • Develop architectural studies, presentations, white papers and other analyses, as required
    • Compile industry best practices and lessons learned into future iterations and new designs
    • Provide leadership b


    • Education:
      • Undergraduate degree in management /computer information systems
      • Master’s Degree in Computer Systems Management preferred
    • Required Knowledge/Experience:
      • 10 years of experience and a CISSP or equivalent certification
      • Experience with DHS CDM Program architecture, systems modeling and architecture methodologies
      • Strong understanding of the DHS CDM Program and Phase requirements to include having practical experience in solutions architecture
      • Broad based experience in the systems engineering lifecycle and ability to apply this experience to specific cyber security initiatives relating to architectural design and development
      • Must be able to define, interpret and develop complex operational and systems in support of large enterprise wide applications with support from senior domain engineers and/or government staff
      • Must have broad knowledge of DHS and other Intelligence Community (IC) architectures and missions, both as-is and future vision
      • Understanding of the NIST Cyber Security Framework
      • Demonstrable experience as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to Federal Chief Information Security Officers
      • DHS CyberScope reporting requirements
      • Combination of 10 years’ information security education experience
      • Knowledge of system engineering processes, particularly architecture analysis and evaluation of alternatives
      • Writing management level technical communications
    • Preferred Knowledge/Experience
      • AWS architecture and certifications
      • Experience with executive-level information security programs
      • An understanding of federal CISO responsibilities, and experience in multiple roles, including:
        • Information System Security Officer (ISSO)
        • Incident Responder / Network Security Analyst
        • Compliance Analyst
        • Security Architect
        • Security Engineer
        • Security Control Assessor
        • IT Auditor
      • Experience managing complex stakeholder expectations
      • An understanding of the GSA FedRAMP program CISM, CRISC or other security risk management certifications, technical certifications in mobile, wireless and cloud

    Other Responsibilities

    • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Sr Program Executive

    Invest in a company that invests in you! Copper River provides its employees with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Tuition reimbursement is offered to help employees further their education and skillset. Other perks include Open Leave, 401k matching with immediate vesting, Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage.


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    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified


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