Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Staff Engineer - Remote

Job Locations US
Software Development, Tools and Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


The primary purpose of Staff Engineer position is to serve as an engineering subject matter expert and ensure the technical cohesion across multiple products and services. This role requires an extensive computer science background and a devops mindset. This is not a management role, it is an engineering role.


The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.

What You'll Do

  • Stay current on technology trends and work with various stakeholders and teams to understand our users needs and determine how to deliver the most value to customers.
  • Work closely with various internal product teams to understand their products/customers and how to best support the teams and customers.
  • Pioneer new technical efforts, taking ideas from inception and working within cross functional teams to create new, fully engineered products and services.
  • Contribute to domain standards and specifications (i.e. be standards-friendly wherever possible).
  • Serve as a student, practitioner, and progenitor of software engineering best practices.
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree* in Computer Science or related field.
  • 7+ years software engineering experience.
  • 2+ years in a senior engineering or leadership position.
  • Experience recommending, designing, and implementing greenfield software solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
  • Strong, demonstrable drive towards continual professional growth and improvement.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

It's A Plus If You Have:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 10+ years software development experience.
  • Working knowledge of Java or PHP.
  • Experience in AWS Cloud environments including web application infrastructures, CI/CD services, and serverless architectures.
  • Experience working with standards organizations to develop and maintain software standards.
  • Experience working in open source communities.

*Additional years of experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree/relevant certification/s and experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.


At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.


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