Coalfire Systems

Founded: 2001
Employees: 201-500
Computer & Network Security

Senior Consultant, Security Architecture


About Coalfire:

As a trusted advisor and leader in cybersecurity, Coalfire has more than 15 years in IT security services. We empower organizations to reduce risk and simplify compliance, while minimizing business disruptions. Our professionals are renowned for their technical expertise and unbiased assessments and advice. We recommend solutions to meet each client’s specific challenges and build long-term strategies that can help them identify, prevent, respond, and recover from security breaches and data theft. We’re on the cutting edge of one of the world’s most important industries, and we protect our clients from ever-evolving security threats through our innovative advisory, auditing, and ethical hacking solutions. We’re growing rapidly and are currently seeking an experienced Senior Consultant to help grow our Cyber Engineering Security Architecture practice via delivery of design, build, and advisory client engagements.

What you'll do:

In this role, you'll be responsible client professional service delivery of Cyber Engineering, specifically with an emphasis on Security Architecture. This is an opportunity to work with and lead a team of talented engineers who provide customers with cyber solutions, while being part of a motivated and growing group with an entrepreneurial mindset. Security Architecture duties focus on a variety of cloud platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, which will require Defense in Depth (DiD) design knowledge, prior experience with networks, firewalls, virtualization, engineering drawing skills, as well as the ability to lead small focused teams of Coalfire and client engineers.

In this role, you will:

  • Scope, consult, advise, and deliver engineering content to a variety of commercial-sector customers
  • Be the principal author of delivery documents to support professional service engagements for our diverse clients
  • Apply your prior expertise when solving customer DiD and compliance design challenges
  • Interact with Coalfire clients as the Senior representative of your team and to represent Cyber Engineering when delivering multi-practice engagements with other Coalfire Assessor and Advisory teams
  • Author and present best practice, position, and technology papers on various aspects of major compliance frameworks (PCI-DSS, FedRAMP, HIPAA, CJIS, FISMA, ISO 27001, etc.) to private organizations and at conferences
  • Serve as a subject matter expert alongside Coalfire audit and advisory practitioners
  • Develop internal resources and platforms for training on cloud and virtualization for clients and Coalfire staff
  • Be among the first to review and interpret emerging technologies as they relate to IT security
  • Manage, direct, and mentor a handful of Associate Consultants and Consultants within your project team

What you'll bring:

  • Ten or more (10+) years of experience in IT infrastructure with a consulting background
  • Five or more (5+) years of consulting with a cyber security focus
  • Three or more (3+) years of concurrent multiple-client engagements (more than one simultaneous project – this is the profile of our engineering engagements and we overlap client projects)
  • Expert-level understanding of IT construction for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid data center environments
  • Understanding of virtualization and virtualization technologies, concepts, and strategies with prior consultative engagement
  • Virtualization, network switch, firewall, and bare-metal server experience at the configuration level
  • Experience with AWS and other cloud providers
  • Networking product and architecture experience at the design and deployment level
  • Strong Visio and MS Project authorship skills
  • Excellent client service and project management skills
  • PCI DSS QSA, ISO Auditor, or CSA Star certification (one or more)
  • Strong interest in obtaining VCP, CCNA, AWS, CISSP, accreditations etc.
  • Bachelor's degree (four-year college or university), preferably in an IT-related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Ability to travel up to 35%

Bonus points:

  • Architect-level Virtualization and cloud technology experience
  • Cisco CCNA/CCNP, CISA, CISM, GIAC/GSNA, CIA, CISSP certifications
  • Experience with risk assessment and gap analysis
  • The hunger to learn and become a master of your craft
  • Prior experience supporting in-house infrastructure projects for your department

 Why you’ll want to join us:

Our people make Coalfire great. We work together on interesting things and achieve exceptional results. We act as trusted advisors to our clients and are committed to client-focused innovation as well as innovation in the industries that we serve. Coalfire offers our people the chance to grow professionally with colleagues they like and respect while tackling challenges that stretch their minds and expand their skill sets. We’re connected by our desire to innovate and our goal of helping to make the world a more secure place. 

Coalfire’s high energy, challenging, and fast-paced work environment will keep you engaged and motivated. Work-life balance is a core priority at Coalfire – we work hard and we play hard, and the two often overlap. We host family-friendly events and happy hours along with professional meetups and informal networking sessions, and we’re active in our communities. Plus, we offer great benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution
  • Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)
  • A generous 401(k) plan
  • A corporate wellness program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • A kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee, and tasty beverages

 Coalfire is an EEO company.

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