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Executive Advisor - GovCloud Cyber Defense Architect


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Executive Advisor - GovCloud Cyber Defense Architect

Location: This position will work a hybrid model (remote & office). The ideal candidate will live within 50 miles of one of our Elevance Health Pulse Point locations.

The Executive Advisor - GovCloud Cyber Defense Architect will be responsible for the design, execution, and ongoing operations of our highly secured government cloud computing environment. In this role, you will play a strategic role in ensuring the company's understanding and compliance with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and their relevant cybersecurity regulations.

How You Will Make An Impact:

  • Provide strategic guidance to the leadership team on cybersecurity risks, including FedRAMP requirements and best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with IT/Cyber certification, training, and knowledge mandates that are enforced by the DoDD 8140.01.
  • Lead the development and implementation of cybersecurity FedRAMP compliance strategy and roadmap.
  • Leads development of an information security risk management program that includes business, regulatory, industry practices and technical environment considerations.
  • Develops enterprise-wide security incident response plans and strategies that includes integration with business, compliance, privacy, and legal constituents and requirements.
  • Provides advanced level engineering design functions; provides trouble resolution and serves as point of technical escalation on complex problems.
  • Evaluate current processes and systems against FedRAMP standards, generate compliance monitoring reports, and provide recommendations for advancing the company’s cybersecurity posture.
  • Participate actively in relevant cybersecurity taskforces, workshops, seminars and professional groups to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field.
  • Assist in incident response investigations, identifying root cause, implementing containment measures, and performing forensic analysis.
  • Utilize data for making informed decisions and conducting comprehensive analysis.
  • Document and maintain a knowledge base of alarms (false positives and false negatives, indicators of compromise, tactics, techniques, and procedures) that detection systems encounter.
  • Mentor, train, and coach junior level staff.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires BS/BA in Information Technology or related field of study and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in systems administration and security aspects of information systems, access management and network security technologies, network communications, computer networking, telecommunications, systems development and management, hardware, software, data, and people; experience with multiple technical and business disciplines required; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. 
  • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position. This position/candidate will support the Department of Defense Military OneSource program. 
  • Security Clearance issued by Department of Defense is required as part of this role (Security Clearance at the time of hire is preferred, or you must be willing to submit and obtain necessary credentials).

Preferred Skills, Capabilities & Experiences:

  • Prior experience in a similar role involving cybersecurity strategic planning and IT governance.
  • Deep understanding of FedRAMP, NIST, and other relevant cybersecurity frameworks highly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the evolving cybersecurity landscape and associated threats.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence at an executive level.
  • Proven track record of managing complex IT projects and operational processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of each phase of the Incident Response lifecycle.

This job is assigned to an entity that conducts government business, the applicant and incumbent fall under a `sensitive position' work designation and is subject to additional requirements beyond those associates outside Government Business Divisions. Requirements include, but are not limited to, obtaining and maintaining a 'Secret level security clearance', which entails more stringent and frequent background checks, segregation of duties principles, role specific training, monitoring of daily job functions, and sensitive data handling instructions.  Associates in these jobs must follow the specific policies, procedures, guidelines, etc. as stated by the Government Business Division in which they are employed.


Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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