Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Cloud Solutions Architect - Remote

Job Locations US
Security Best Practices
Regular Full-Time


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.


The Security Best Practices team is looking for a Cloud Solutions Architect to act as a technical stakeholder for the health and progress of the CIS Hardened Images product lines. This role requires a strong system hardening background with an emphasis in Cloud development and a DevOps mindset. The engineer needs to have skills in system hardening and cloud computing services and strategy.

What You'll Do

  • Set the example for team members with a mindset of continuous improvement, professional & product development
  • Perform cloud development activities, including: development of new, innovative system hardened cloud products in alignment with CIS Benchmark security standard, regular maintenance and issue resolutions, continual improvement of automation and cloud development best practices
  • Act as product expert and communicate product information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • 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
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • 2+ years of professional cloud development experience
  • 4+ years of professional Systems Administration
  • 2 years of supervisory experience in coaching and collaborating with cross functional teams
  • Experience with deployment and management of Linux and Windows servers, containers, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience with system hardening and security standard implementation (CIS Benchmarks, NIST, DISSA STIG)
  • Working knowledge of AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud Platform with preference to AWS and Azure
  • Working knowledge of Bash, Python, Powershell development
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Ansible and/or Jenkins
  • Demonstrable drive towards continual professional growth and improvement
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination may be required

It's A Plus If You Have:

  • 4+ years of cloud development experience
  • Experience, designing and implementing cloud solutions
  • Strong knowledge of the different service models offered in the cloud (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and FaaS)
  • Fundamental understanding of agile principles and corresponding methodologies
  • Proficiency using Atlassian products Jira and Confluence
  • Proficiency in Agile development method SCRUM

*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant 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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