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Archer Subject Matter Expert (SME)

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Archer Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Category: Cyber Security Consulting

City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Position ID: J0919-0552

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

CGI Federal has an exciting opportunity for an RSA Archer Subject Matter Expert (SME) supporting a shared services PMO. You will enhance the cyber security posture of numerous civilian government agencies through the DHS CDM DEFEND program. You will actively identify and mitigate a wide range of cyber risks and will also work closely with a wide variety of agencies, learning their mission, priorities, organization and unique challenges. This opportunity will support a dynamic, fast-paced and energetic project running 20+ concurrent implementations.

The Archer Engineer SME will be supporting a strategic federal cyber security client. The primary mission of the project will be in implementing a proactive risk management solution to enhance the customer’s defense posture. Candidate will work with a highly skilled and experienced team focusing on next generation security solutions. Additionally, this individual will serve as a trusted advisor, technical leader and cyber security expert for the organization and drive future growth capabilities from existing engagements. This candidate will function as a security advisor and consultant for customers on people, policy, processes and technology issues surrounding security engagements while helping scope and design multi-vendor security solutions for large networks.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

  • Hands-on and required to work closely with Service Delivery Managers, PMO Analysts, team leads and CDM partners.

  • Read and understand the TOR and the strong ability to demonstrate its relationship to the requirements for all agencies and on all activities.

  • Daily activities include working with customer teams and supporting current tasks and activities.

  • Responsibilities include leading customer engineering teams.

  • Work closely with customer delivery managers to prioritize daily tasks.

  • Participate in technical meetings with customers’ technical specialists.

  • Provide support for incidents relating to Archer infrastructure operations.

  • Continuously improve customers’ RSA deployments and integrate new technologies and services.

  • Development of workflows to effectively automate assessment and authorization of agency systems and applications.

  • A member of the program’s security team, individual will provide leadership and support activities to actively manage, track, execute, coordinate and report all tasks pertaining to the automation of assessment and authorization activities of customers’ information systems

  • Development of IA control analysis and workflow process.

  • Identify security tools and services to link to ongoing assessment and authorization of information systems.

  • Continuously review and update Archer continuous monitoring module to aggregate security scanner and sensor data.

  • Resolves problems with software and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements.

  • Acts as team leader on projects.

  • Instructs, assigns, directs and checks the work of others on the development team.

  • Participates in development of software user manuals and technical reports.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required.

  • Bachelor's degree + 8 years of experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in supporting information assurance specifically focusing on NIST’s risk management framework.

  • Additional minimum of 3+ years hands-on experience in conducting ISSO duties to include security control analysis, security document generation, vulnerability assessments, incident management and supporting ATO processes and procedures.

  • 5+ years of experience administering and deploying Archer tool suite.

  • Subject matter expertise in the deployment of Archer use cases.

  • Experience in consulting and defining customer needs, developing requirements, analysis, and advising solutions to customers.

  • Thorough understanding and operational experience with Archer’s Continuous Monitoring, Federal Enterprise Management and A&A modules.

  • Develop customized scores based on the CAESARS framework for continuous monitoring of security controls.

  • Experience with implementing custom Archer deployments and understanding of COTS integration.

  • Experience integrating data feeds into Archer and the integration of scanners and sensors to enable data driven events including but not limited to: Tenable Nessus, McAfee Policy, Orchestrator, Rapid7, Tripwire, IBM BigFix, Splunk and Forescout CounterAct.

  • Articulate and convey advanced technical concepts in presentations and client meetings.

  • Ability to produce high quality technical documentation.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and strong technical learning aptitude required.

  • Experience with translating customer requirements into Archer solutions via custom ODAs, fields, DDEs, and reports where appropriate.

  • Ability to leverage the Archer Data Feed Manager to integrate external data sources.

  • Excellent grasp of the methods by which Access Control is implemented within Archer.

  • Candidate must possess excellent oral/written communication skills and a proven ability to present complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences and be able to document requirements and solution modifications.


  • Familiarity with Archer Incident management module.

  • Currently hold Archer specific certifications: RSA Archer Administrator.

  • Security relevant certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security+.

  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

  • Prior experience working for/on federal client sites.


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