• Cloud Cybersecurity Consultant

    Job Locations US-DC
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Public Trust
    Work Authorization
    US Citizens, preferred
  • Overview

    VariQ’s Cybersecurity Line of Business is seeking a Lead Cloud Cybersecurity Consultant with strong analytical skills to provide cybersecurity assessments for FISMA Moderate-to-High systems requiring FedRAMP (JAB-P, Agency, and CSP-supplied) ATOs.


    Position Basics and Requirements:

    • Location: Washington, DC
    • Salary: Dependent upon experience
    • Security Clearance: A DoD Secret (or the ability to obtain one)
    • Availability: Immediately


    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Oversee the complete FedRAMP Security Assessment and Accreditation (SA&A) process for Cloud systems requiring an Authority To Operate (ATO).
    • Apply your in-depth knowledge of NIST 800 and 500 series of Special Publications (SPs) to perform detailed security assessments of all FISMA-categorized Cloud systems.
    • Use FedRAMP templates to satisfy all documentation requirements.
    • Work directly with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) throughout the SA&A process to resolve issues and answer questions related to all aspects of the FedRAMP life cycle.
    • Liaise with the Cybersecurity Compliance office to properly vet all deliverables for their submission to the Authorizing Official (AO).
    • Assist the Program Management team to help manage the delivery of FedRAMP ATO packages.
    • Support other Cybersecurity priorities, as advanced by evolving Compliance needs. 


    Required Technical Literacy:


    • Amazon Web Services (AWS) tools: CloudFormation, EC2, ECR, Lambda, RDS, and S3
    • Out-of-Box tools: Docker, GitHub and GitHub Enterprise (GHE), and Jira


    Required Knowledge Base:

    • FedRAMP (JAB-P, Agency, and CSP-supplied)
    • FISMA 2002 and 2014, FIPS 199 and 200
    • NIST Cybersecurity Standards (SP 800 and SP 500 series)
    • Privacy Program Support

    Highly Desired:

    • Background in AWS Solutions Architecture
    • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
    • (ISC)2 Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
    • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Management, Engineering, or related field
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel, SharePoint, and Visio


     VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.


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