GuidePoint Security is hiring a

Security Architect

Tampa, United States

GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions and minimize risk. By taking a three-tiered, holistic approach for evaluating security posture and ecosystems, GuidePoint enables some of the nation’s top organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies, to identify threats, optimize resources and integrate best-fit solutions that mitigate risk.

This position is performed on-site at MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL.  An active security clearance (and US Citizen) is required for this position.

  1. Be experienced with security engineering as well as subject matter expert in the DoD/DISA Information Assurance (IA) requirements and have expert knowledge of policies and processes, the DOD Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST SP 800-53 and CNSSI 1253 security controls, the DoD network environment, industry computer/security standards/best practices, and DoD CND initiatives.
  2. Have experience in providing specialized technical subject matter expertise in the planning, and orchestration of the defense-in- depth security engineering, relevant technology and process development, implementation such as security testing, certification and accreditation, intrusion detection policy development, security baseline management as well as IA focused software development in a mixed Windows/Linux environment.
  3. Have working knowledge of enclave protection technologies to include Firewalls, Network IDS/IPS systems, Host Based IDS/IPS and Security Incident and Event Management (ArcSight SIEM). Must have solid working experience in designing secure network architectures, virtualization technologies, MySQL/MSSQL database platforms, identity and access management principles, application security, encryption technologies, DNS, web applications, ADFS, Nessus.
  4. Formulates and designs specifications; developing, modifying, and/or maintaining complex systems and subsystems; defining work problems, designing technology solutions, and developing procedures to resolve problems; analyzing methods of approach; reviewing task proposal requirements, gathering information, analyzing data, preparing synopsis, comparing alternatives, preparing specifications, resolving processing problems, and coordinating work with others; and preparing recommendations for improvement for management consideration.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Experience with implementing IPS/IDS capabilities.
  • Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS/NESSUS), DISA Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Host Based Security System (HBSS); Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS) cybersecurity applications and tools.
  • Experience with implementing capabilities within VMware virtual environments.
  • Experience with implementing McAfee products.
  • Working knowledge of network infrastructure technologies/practices to include Cisco IOS, VLAN segmentation, Network Access Control (802.1x), and wireless detection tools.
  • Cross Domain data access and transfer technologies and related DISN Connection Approval Process.
  • Working knowledge of protection of data in transit and data at rest to include Suite B and IPsec encryption.
  • Experience with Microsoft Visio diagram development for systems data flow representation.
  • Experience with the DoD COCOM cybersecurity environment, organization, policies, and programs (ie SOCOM, SOUTHCOM, CENTCOM).

Education and Certification Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

  • 5+ years of experience as a cyber-security engineer
  • CompTIA Security+ or equivalent certification required for DoD 8570 compliance
  • At least one relevant and current security related professional certification

Desired Education and Skills:

  • ITIL v3 Foundation certification desired
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Virtualization experience, specifically with VMware vSphere and VMware Horizon View, a strong plus
  • Microsoft Certified Professional a plus
  • CCNA Certification


Why GuidePoint?

GuidePoint Security is a rapidly growing, profitable, privately-held value added reseller that focuses exclusively on Information Security. Since its inception in 2011, GuidePoint has grown to over 750 employees, established strategic partnerships with leading security vendors, and serves as a trusted advisor to more than 3,000 Enterprise-Level customers.

Firmly-defined core values drive all aspects of the business, which have been paramount to the company’s success and establishment of an enjoyable workplace atmosphere. At GuidePoint, your colleagues are knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced and will seek to collaborate and provide mentorship and guidance at every opportunity.  

This is a unique and rare opportunity to grow your career along with one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

Some added perks….

  • Remote workforce primarily (U.S. based only, some travel may be required for certain positions, working on-site may be required for Federal positions)
  • 100% employer-paid medical premiums (employee only $0 deductible and HSA plans) along with 75% employer-paid family contributions
  • 100% employer-paid dental premiums (employee only) along with 75% employer-paid family contributions
  • 12 corporate holidays and a Flexible Time Off (FTO) program
  • Healthy mobile phone and home internet allowance
  • Eligibility for retirement plan after 2 months at open enrollment
  • Pet Care plan


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